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Star's Fly-Swatting Crusade
Benefits Capital's Health.
Makes Extended Report on Good Results
From Crusade.
Typhoid Cases Also Reduced Except
When Caused by Outside Influences?Compares
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Wfcour report ithiiwii that The Star'*
cht on the fly ha* reduced the apread
of dlaeaae to a great extent.
The effect upon the health of Washington
of The Star's five-month anti-fly
campaign, which closed September 30.
is described in a special report issued
today by Dr. Arthur D. Murray of
the District of Columbia health department.
who supervised the crusade.
Deaths from diarrheal diseases of infants
under two years of age during
the period covered by the fly war present
the lowest record known for the
city, according to the health expert.
Regarding typhoid fever, the report
states that within two weeks after the
beginning of the fly campaign the total
Of cases of this disease dropped and
continued below the record of the
three previous years until the middle
* ?f August, when there was an increase
traced to Infection outside of
Dr. Murray states that while the reductions
In the death rates from
diarrheal and typhoid cases may be oniy
coincidental, it is his opinion as well as
the opinion of many students of hygiene
that there is striking incidences between
the reductions and the inauguration of
the fly campaign.
Text of Murray Report.
Hi a r?nnrt in full, is as follows: '
"During the past several years In various
of the more Important cities of this
country and abroad .anti-fly campaigns
have been inaugurated, but so far as 1
have been able to ascertain none of them
bas been as comprehensive in scope and
accomplishments as that of The Washington
Evening ritar for the past summer.
For five consecutive months, beginning
May 1 and closing September 30,
one continuous war upon files was prosecuted.
As to the vigor with which the
campaign was carried on. nothing could
better demonstrate the same than a review
of the monthly totals of the insects
destroyed: May, 503.300 flies: June,
8.195,300 flies; July. 11,873,300 flies: August,
7,429,800 flies; September, 4,868,200
8iea; total, 27,869,800 flies.
Measured ia Bushels.
"More concretely expressed these returns
if measured in bushels would
have given the following: May, 1.2
bushels; June, 7.8 bushels; July. 29
bushels; August, 18.1 bushels; September.
11.9 bushels; total, 68 bushels.
"The above figures cover, however,
only the flies killed by contestants and
do not include probably an equal number
destroyed In private residences and
places of business as a result of the
interest awakened in every part of the
city by The Star's campaign.
"The educational effect of this campaign
in arousing the people of this
city to the necessity of protecting their
homes and "their food supplies from
flies as well as the destruction of this
peat is probably its greatest asset.
Screens have appeared in windows and
doors this year where before they
were unknown. Dealers in food supplies
gave unusual care to excluding
flies from their places of business, for
they were kuick to recognize that the
housewives were taking greater interest
in selecting as their places of purchase
those having the smallest fly
population. In the majority of the
homes swatting flits became, during the
past summer, as mum or a nousehold
duty as the preparing of the
meals or the sweeping of the rooms.
Sticky fly paper, ily poisons and fly
naps were conspicuously numerous
during the fly season.
Benefits Are Great.
All these manifestations of a naroused
i Merest In the prevention and destruction
of flies Is equally as great and |i
might say. a more lasting benefit than
the slaughter of so large 14 number of
insects by the contestants. But by that
1 do not mean to detract one lot* from
the credit due the contestants In brlng.:ig
the campaign to so successful an ls"iie.
Too much cannot be said of the
industry and faithfulness of the crusaders
in la>ing low so great a number
of man's most deadly enemies.
"Few people realize What a great
menace the house fly is to human health
nd happiness, and only by such campaigns
as we have had during the past
summer can a full appreciation of the Insidious
dangers of this insect be brought
ip?me to the public.
"This year's campaign covering as It
did practically the entire fly season has
offered opportunity for several studies
which are of interest. A graphic study
by weeks of the relation between the
number of flies destroyed and the prevailing
temperature shows conclusively
.. that when the temperature passes beyond
seventy-two degrees Fahrenheit the increase
In the fly population In Washington
beads a direct relation to the rise of
"Relation to Ternneratnre
' This relation to the temperature is well
illustrated by the following figures giving
the average temperature for the week
and the total flies destroyed during the
same period:
Week Average. Fliea
ending. temperature. iegtroved.
I une 22 72 tW X, i K )
iun?13? 73 ? 1.143.SOU
inly ? 75 l.btwvxot
July l? *o.4 ::.5M.7UO
July 20 77J -'.379.500
Aug. 17 7?.4 2.065.X0O
Sep. 14 74.4 1.35?,i;uo
In recent years much has been written
aa to the relation between the house
fly and disease, and painstaking investigations
haA e proved beyond a doubt that
this insect Is probably the tpost common
distributer of the causative agents of
many Ills of mankind?bacteria- Chief
among the complaints transmitted
through the medium of the fly arc the
diarrheal diseases of Infants and typhoid
fever, therefore a review of tlio sea-#es*ti
tf ttcw dis*Msa
their relation to the fly campaign of this
year naturally present* an interesting
Disease Is Reduced.
"Graphic studies have been made during
the past four years of these diseases
and yearly variations noted for comparative
purposes. Diarrheal diseases of
infants under two years of age have
been carefully charted for that period
covering the warm weather. May 1 to
November 1, and during the present season
the total deaths from this cause reported
to the middle of October, to which
date figures have been compiled, presents
not only the lowest record of any
of the four years, but the lowest record
known for this city. The record follows:
1!*>9, 219; 1910. 264; 1911. 220; 1912, 142.
"The typhoid situation presents several
features which are of considerable
interest. The study of typhoid covers
the entire year. From the beginning of
this year until May 13 there appeared |
to be an unusual amount of typhoid j
fever in Washington. The cases were
markedly in excess of those for the
same period of 1910 and 1911, hut within
two weeks after the beginning of
the fiy campaign the total eases dropnn<l
unci onn t in 1U><1 ItolOlV t ll tllTOP TirP
vious years until the middle of August.
"From August 19 through October 4 i
the case total for typhoid continued a |
trifle in excess of 1911, yet below that
for the years 1909 and. 1910. Rut when
it is considered that of the 189 cases
reported during this latter period fiftyeight
were traced to infection outside
of Washington it is doubtful if the
total cases which should have been
credited to this city would have equaled
those of last year, which was the
lowest on record for any year.
Record of Typhoid Fever,
"As the record stands the total reported
cases of typhoid fever in the
years 1909. 1910. 1911 and 1912. covering
the period between January 1 to
October 27. follows: 1909, 650: 1910. 583;
1911. 503; 1912, 468
"These reductions in the death rate
from diarrheal diseases and typhoid
cases may be only coincidental, hut it
appears not only to myself but to the
several close students of hygiene and
sanitation with whom I have discussed
the matter that there is a more striking
relation between these reductions
and the inauguration of this year's
fly campaign."
Cave-In Smothers Two Small Boys
Sleeping in "Bobbers'" Den.
NEW YORK. October 30.?Two very
small "bandits," as they loved to call
themselves, were smothered yesterday in
the "robbers' cave" they and their chums
had dug in a lot at No. 103 Hopkinson
avenue. East New York. A wall of the
cave fell in on the little chaps. They lay
hand In hand in peaceful attitudes. It is
probable tha* **?- passed into death
without awakening.
The boys had dug their cave very cunningly
and with some precocious ideas Of
construction. Starting directly back of
the fence around the lot, the youngsters
excavated a hole about four feet deep
and about six feet square. Then they
constructed a passageway about two feet
wide that gradually sloped to a depth of
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tri^ni lcri, ui imo pu^^u.ev ** ?covered
by the earth. At the end of the
passage the boys dug the cave proper,
eight feet by ten. Its roof of boards was
covered with earth. The most daring
bandits in the wildest west could not
have been more secure and comfortable,
Tony Pecorella. elder brother of John
Pecorella. one of the boys who were
smoothered, got worried yesterday morning
and went to the "cave." There he
found John CJoode, another small "bandit,"
weeping and digging with all his
little might with a small shovel.
"What's the matter?" cried Tony,
dreading the worst.
"I'm afraid?afraid?Johnny and Willie
are down here," wept Goode.
So they were?dead, face down, a thin
covering of sandy .soil over them, which
firemen and others quickly removed.
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Student at Baptist University Defends
Self When Attacked.
RALEIGH. N. C., October 30.?"You
are too fresh. You will be taken down."
Such is the warning of a hazing which
Gordon Rhodes, a freshman in the Baptist
University, in the college towm of
Wake Forest, swears hq has received
often from students in the classes above
his, and from young men of the town.
In consequence Frank Powers, son of
Dr. J. B. Powers, lies mortally wounded
in the college hospital and Rhodes is
held under heavy bail, charged with
shooting him.
Rhodes has been very popular with the
town girls. He took a girl home from
a party. While returning, two young
fellows, masked, rushed at him from the
PhnHos vnxt'c ho shnt in tho air tr? sraro
hts" assailants, but Powers, who Is not a
student, fell fatally wounded in the abdomen.
The other masked man escaped
He is a student, it is strongly suspected,
and, like Powers, jealous of Rhodes.
Had Been Under Treatment in a
Sanatorium for Melancholia.
NEW YORK, October 30.-Miss Mary
Fontaine Freeland of Warren county,
Miss., a wealthy spinster and member
of an old southern family, committed
suicide yesterday by inhaling pas in an
apartment house, No. G3 West 55th street.
Beside her body was found a will
which had been torn up and then pasted
together, in which she disposed of lo.Ouo
acres of plantation land in Warren
county. Miss.
A small handbag, containing $153 in
cash, and three trunks were taken in
charge by the Rev. Randolph Ray, who
said he was a distant relative of Miss
Freeland, and that she was a descendant
on her maternal side of Patrick
Henry. She had been under treatment
for melancholia in a South Norwalk
(Conn.) sanatorium.
Fifth Series of International Contests
to Be Held in September, 1913.
BOSTON, October 30.?The fifth series
of international sonder yacht races, to
be held next September off Marblehead
between German and American boats,
was announced today. The International
contest between the two countries for
this type of boat now stands three American
victories to one German. As iii the
four, previous contests the race will be
sailed under the joint management of
the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club of Kiel and
the Eastern Yacht Club of Boston, and
according to the rules of the international
yacht racing union. There will be at
least five races.
The American trials will be held off
Marblehead beginning August 16, 1913,
with the first International race in the
same waters September 1.
The American trial races will be open
to the yachts of any organised American
yacht club and entries will close July
19, 1913, with Henry Howard, chairman
of the German-American race committee
In this city. Kntries will be restricted
to boats completed and launched.
Tiie first international sunder boat race
was held in this country in 1906.
The sonder yacht is a tin keel craft of
4.035 pounds displacement, and" the
leqgth. beam and draft of-which do not
total over thirty-two feet, with a sail
area limited to 550 square feet.
Train Demolishes Anto; Driver Safe.
LOUISVlLLdS. Ky., October 30.?William
I^ackey. driver of an autobus, had a
miraculous escape here yesterday when
he fell on the pilot of a freight engine
which had struck his autobus and knocked
him several feet In the air. The engine
ran more than a hundred yards with
the man on the pilot before the engineer
was able to bring it to a halt. T^ackey
was ncAkseriously injured. The autobus
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boys mmm
Pastor So Declares in Addressing
Presbyterian Synod.
Neither Are They "Little Men,"
Says Rev. Cudlipp of Baltimore
Before Churchmen.
"Boys are not in the twentieth century
yet; they are away back among the
cave dwellers. They are still in a state
of savagery."
So declared Rev. Josiah H. Cudlipp of
Baltimore, Md.. in an address on "The
Boy Problem" before the Baltimore
Synod of the Presbyterian Church, which
Is holding its final session in the New
York Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Cudlipp said the boy passed through
three stages, the early, the middle and
the late stage of adoiescency. He outlined
activities by which the boy might
be attracted to the church during each of
these respective stages, and he said if
the boy could be won to the church between
the ages of twelve and fifteen he
would he won to the church as a.^ man.
Hoy scout work, boys' brigades and industrial
work were some of the activities
recommended by the speaker. Young
men's clubs, devoted In part to debating
and literary work, were good after the
boy had passed through his seventeenth
year,?he *?aid.
Boy Not Little Man.
He advised his auditors to remember I
that the boy "is not a 'little man' or an
embryonic man, but a boy," and should
not be treated as a man any more than
a man should be treated like an overgrown
boy. It is because the boy tends
so much to activity during the stages of
his life between ten and seventeen, he
safdfthat he preferred motion pitcurea to
stereopticon lectures.
The boy problem will be. solved by
bringing tlie church back into-the home,
the speaker said.
Rev. W. T. M. Beale of Salisbury, Md.,
who conducted the conference on the boy
problem, said that one of the reasons it
had not been solved yet was because people
bad not applied themselves to it scientifically,
as they had in the case of
modern inventions, such as the flying machine
and the airship.
Rev. George G. Mahy of Philadelphia,
secretary of the general assemblage of
the evangelistic committee, delivered an
address during the conference on evangelistic
work. Rev. C. E. Granger of this
city gave the report of the. committee on
evangelistic work. The conference was,
conducted by Rev. Paul R. Hlckok, and
devotional exercises were led by Rev. li.
K. Brundage, both of this city.
New Moderator to Preside.
Rev. Dr. Wallace Radcliflfe, newly
elected moderator of the synod, will preside
at the final session of the meeting,
to be held at the New York Avenue
Presbyterian Church this evening. Addresses
will be made at this meeting by
Rev. Dr. Dynrmn W. Allen and Rev. Dr.
Arthur J. Brown.
Protests against the removal of chaplains
from the army and navy of the
federal government were made by J.
Win Jones late yesterday afternoon. Mr.
Jones stated that he had been reliably Informed
that the commanders of the various
army posts throughout the country,
as well as the commanders of the
various- squadrons of battleships, are
working to have the position of chaplain
"Such a move will be to the everlasting
disgrace of this country. If It succeeds,"
ne said. wtien our army and navy ex-I
eludes the minister of the gospel from j
their ranks you may rest assured that
the God of battles will never be on the
side of Amerioa, no - matter how just
the war she may be engaged in."
Churches Are Discussed.
"Downtown Churches" were discussed
by Rev. Norman Thomas of New York
at the session last evening- Rev. Dr.
Warren 11. Wilson of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
delivered an address on the country
churches. Dr. Wilson declared that the
country church was on the decline. The
religious fanatical sect Is Increasing, he
"When the educated church begins to
lose its grip and the new emotional and
fanatic sect takes its place in any
community it is time for home missionary
organizations to get the Bible
into that community," he asserted.
Census Bureau Estimates for 16,445,000
Ballots Next Tuesday.
That 16,445,000 votes will be cast in the
coming national election is the estimate
made by the census bureau today. Of
these, 15,815,000 votes will be cast by men
and 030,000 by women. The number of
votes cast in the presidential election In
1908 was 14,888,442.
At the last census in 1910 there were
26,999,151 men of voting age In continental.
United States. Subtracting the
number of foreign-born men who have
not been naturalized, there remains 23,200,500
men of voting age who, if some
restriction does not prevent, may cast
their votes next Tuesday. Census figures
show, however, that -of the "potential
voters" only about 65 per cent
actually cast their ballots.
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Building &rectea at uost 01 $oou,wu
to Be Dedicated.
CHICAGO, October 30.?Medinah Temple,
the new six-hundred-and-flfty-thousand-dollar
home of Chicago Shrlners,
will he dedicated tonight by William J.
Cunningham of Baltimore, Md., imperial
potentate of the order for North America.
The temiple 1a the largest of its kind In
North America. It covers half a block at
Cass, Ontario and Ohio streets, and is
built of concrete re-inforced with steel
and brick exterior. The auditorium and
two galleries have a seating capacity of
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Hon After Being: Demolished by Greekai
Increasing Disorder Leads to
Dispatching of the Baltii
more and Yankton.
Increasing: disorders in Santo Domingo
and desperate street fighting In the outskirts
of the town of Puerto Plata, on
the north coast of the island, jeopardizing
American lives and property, has
caused the Navy Department to issue orders
for the immediate dispatch of the
cruiser Baltimore and the tender Yankton
to Dominican waters.
The Yankton will sail from New York
navy yard today and the Baltimore from
League Island navy yard Friday noon.
They should arrive in Dominican waters
by the middle of next week, reinforcing
the Prairie with her 700 marines. The
, Baltimore 'will carry an additional force
of 130 marines, and it is believed that the
two vessels will be sufficient to maintain
I peace In the ports of Domingo.
Commission's Influence Fails.
The increase of the American naval
force in Dominican waters indicates that
the special commission sent to the republic
by the State Department to investigate
conditions there has failed to influence
the rebels to cease hostilities
I against the government.
Bast week the Prairie made a trip from
Santo Domingo to Sanchez on tho east
coast, upon the information that a clash
was about to occur there. It was foimd
that two of the government warships,
which our naval officers referred to as
"tinclads," being nothing more than
lightly armed revenue boats, were preparing
to bombard the port, which was
in the possession of the rebels.
Mr. Doyle, one of the American commissioners,
successfully Intervened and
prevented a bombardment, which would
undoubtedly have caused a great deal of
damage to property and loss of life. It
was supposed that thin>?etion would end
disturbances, at least while negotiations
were in progress.
Widowed Mrs. Daniel W. Marvin Is
Mother of Girl Baby.
NEW YORK, October .10.?Announcement
was made hero today of the birth
of a girl baby to Mrs. Daniel W. Marvin
of Riverside Drive. Mrs. Marvin and her
husband were returning on board the Titanic
from their honeymoon trip to Europe
when the liner went to the bottom.
Mr. Marvin met his death and Mrs. Marvin
was saved. It was said at her home
today that both mother and daughter
were doing well.
Mrs. Marvin's marriage attracted some
attention In New York because of the
fact that a moving picture concern was
employed to take a complete set of pictures
of the ceremony. At the time of
the marriage the bride was only seventeen
years old and the bridegroom a year
Heart Trouble Fatal to Former Pnli.
tician and Newspaper Han.
LOUISVILLE. Ky., October 30.?Charles
Elms, seventy-eight years old, who in
1850 was democratic candidate for lieutenant
governor of Ohio and once a
wealthy citizen of Dayton, Ohio, died #n
the City Hospital here last night of heart
trouble, after an illness of several
Elms was a native of Pontiac, Mich.,
and moved to Dayton when nineteen
years old, where he engaged in newspaper
work. Later he became owner and
publisher of a paper in that city, but
his strong sympathies with the secessionists
made "him many enemies, and about
the time of the civil war opened his
newspaper plant was wrecked by "copperheads."
He escaped violence only by
hiding in the cellar of an adjoining building
and later fled to Memphis. Tenn. He
returned to Dayton later, but again was
forced to leave, an experience that was
repeater three times.
In 1872 he came to Louisville and became
publisher of a small paper at
Lagrange, a suburb. This he was forced
by ill health to abandon about a year
ago. He was unmarried and, so far as is
known here, had no relatives. He will
be buried at Lagrange.
Secretary Fisher Expected to Arrive
in Washington Tomorrow.
Secretary of the Interior Fisher is expected
to be at his desk tomorrow for the
first time in many week. The Secretary
will take train at Chicago today for Washington.
During his absence from the city Mr.
Fisher has been in the Hawaiian Islands,
where he cpnsidered matters of administration
of public lands by Gov. Frear on
the charges made openly by Delegate
Kalanlanaole of Hawaii, on the floor of
Congress, that the governor favored the
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sugar uucicsio m duvu ?.?
On his return to the United States, Mr.
Fisher went Immediately to Yosemite
Park to attend a conference of superintendents
of national parks and reserves.
He later went to Chicago.
Chamber of Commerce Plans Entertainment
for Railway Men.
In preparation for the entertainment of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
and Enginemen, who will hold their convention
here next June at the Arcade,
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Hin gireei anu rarn roau, uic uauiuer
of Commerce Is listing all houses within
eight blocks of the Arcade at which the
delegates may obtain rooms.
Secretary Thomas Grant of the diatribe
is engaged in this work. He said
today that the convention will be ono
of the largest ever held by the organization,
and that the delegates will remain In
Ulftdtt 3Q tQ ?f dftjrfl. . ,
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Miss Jessie Li. aaarnuer, ussuuiauon extension
secretary; Mi?s Bessie L. Has- s
kell, office secretary; Miss Alice Drake, *
teacher of English; Miss Edna Frizzell, \
teacher of domestic art, and Mrs. Eliza- j
beth Hubbard and Miss Grace Miller,
who are in charge of the Y. W. C. A.
Incidentally the luncheon savored of
a surprise party, since today happened
to be the birthday of Miss Bessie L.
Haskell, office secretary of the Y. W.
C. A., and her co-workers had provided
a real birthday cake and a few appropriate
gifts. 1
Discussion of the various fields of a
service in |vhich the two organizations
may co-operate followed the luncheon- J
Children Gather Shekels From
Ground Under Old Railway Station.
NEW YORK. October 30.?The young- ]
sters of Bound Brook, N. J., have discovered
a silver, gold and diamond mine
which is yielding such rich hauls each
day that all the small prospectors have r
funds to buy the best seats at the F
"movies." fc
The mine was found underneath the s
old platform of the Bound Brook sta- .
tion, on the Jersey Central. For twenty- J
Ave years the stray coins of passengers 9
had been dropping through the wide *
cracks in the platform. A week ago o
workmen were engaged to move the 1
station. And they began by tearing up
the boards. t
Then the children got busy. A total C
of $75 has been taken out of the dig- s
Kings already. Yesterday Albert Yong c
of Main street found a ten-dollar gold ti
piece. A diamond ring was found Mon- u
day. ?
The mining fever has so beset the a
I children that they go down to the c
station at night and dig by lantern 9
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Said to Have Showed Disbursements
for Dynamiting
Out of Monthly Allowance. <
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., October .TO.?Leo j
M. Rappaport, an attorney, who received ]
$11,000 as a fee out of the McNamara !
defense fund, raised by the American
Federation of Labor, was asked on the <
witness stand in the "dynamite conspir- i
aey" trial today whether he had de- 1
stroyed evidence after John J. McNamara i
had been indicted in Ix>s Angeles, Cal.
Rappaport testified that he went to Dos 1
Angeles six days after McNamara's ar- l
rest in Indianapolis and took with him a
small blue cheek book and a bank book,
that he talked with McNamara in the
county jail about the check book and
that on returning to Indianapolis he destroyed
the book.
It was the private account of J. ,T. McNamara,
which the government charges
showed disbursements for dynamiting i
purposes made by McNamara out of the i
$1,000 a month allowed him as secretary t
of the International Association of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers. '
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Special Policeman Shot and i
Detective Stabbed in Attempt I
to Stop Picketing at Mill.
LITTLE FALLS, N. Y.t October 30.Michael
Haley of this city, a special policeman.
was shot, and Detective John
Kennedy of Albany was stabbed early ?
today, during a riot In front of the
Phoenix mill- Trouble started when i
Chief Long attempted to break up the ;
massed picketing at the Mill entrance. He :
had an altercation with one of the ]
strikers. A crowd soon gathered and spe- .
clal policemen surrounded him and clubs ;
were soon flying in all directions.
Kennedy was stabbed from behind as 1
he was going through the crowd to help
Chief Long. He says a woman used a '
knife on him. He is slashed in the ear 1
and neck. Michael Haley was shot as he |
went through the crowd. The police
claim they have the man who fired the 1
shot. The strike leaders are being ar- |
rested. Neither of the injured men is be
lieved to be fatally hurt. Strikers place '
the blame on the police. I
Sheriff Moon arrived soon after the *
fight to take charge of the situation.
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Y. M. C. A. Members Guests of Y. t
W. C. A. and Discuss 1
Affiliation. J
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Planning to discuss ways and means to
obtain a closer affiliation in all lines of
work between the Y. M. C. A. and. the
Y. W. C. A., all local officials of both organizations
joined in a luncheon at 1
o'clock today, the workers of the Y. M. C.
A. being entertained at the headquarters
and lunchroom of the Y. W. C. A., 12th
and F streets northwest.
Present on behalf of the Y. M. C. A.
were William Knowles Cooper, general c
secretary of that organization; Myron J.
Jones, educational secretary; Albert M.
Chesley. secretary of the boys' department;
Clifford L. Johnson of the depart- j
ment of service; C. Edward Beckett,
physical director; S. B. Latshaw, community
extension secretary; Arthur L. ^
Smith, secretary of the army department,
and C. N. Chase, business secretary.
Hostesses of Occasion.
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Among the active workers in the Y. M. ?
C. A., who were the hostesses of the oc- .
casion, were Miss Florence M. Brown, *
general secretary; Miss Mignonette O. *
Buckingham, assistant secretarypo/liss i
Helen M. Wyman, physical director;
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Unusually Large Number of
Persons Viewing the Chrysanthemum
All records for attendance on any one
iay at the chrysanthemum show of the
Department of Agriculture have been
broken, and all records for the attendance
for any whole week of exhibition
probably will be broken before the closing
It is said that 2,4.13 men, women and
children passed the checker from 9
a'clock yesterday morning until 9 o'clock
last night. The previous high score for 1
attendance was on the Friday of the
show week last year, when a few more
than 1,800 passed through tha greenhouse
door. Monday's attendance at this
year's show was the greatest opening .
day ever, with 1,108 looking over the
Over 3,000 Visitors Today.
More than 330 individuals had put in
an appearance before noon this morning,
while yesterday the record was less by
a full hundred. More than 3,000 visit
srs during the day would not reach an
?stimate of today's attendance based on
yesterday's proportion of morning and
ifternoon attendance.
Last year there were 10,715 persons
Ji'ho viewed the mums in the seven clays
of_ the exhibition, a daily average of over
1,500. Already, with only two and a
half days of the show expired, there
have been more than 4,000 visitors.
The great Japanese blossoms are today
at the height of their perfection. Nearly
jvery mum is in full flower, with color
and form at their best.
10.?Entries for tomorrow:
First race, two-year-olds; selling; purse,
(1500: five and one-half furlongs??1 Chilton
Dance, 101; 'Cordie F., 103; Wanda Pitzer,
ICQ; Garden of Allah, 106; Aurific, 108;
Fred Levy, 100; Thesieres, 109; Intent, 1
109; Early Light, 109; Insurance Man,
111; Schaller, 111; Roseitaire, 111;
Chuckles, 111; Big Dipper. 111.
Second race, three-year-olds and up;
selling; purse, $500; five and one-half
furlongs?Sidon. 102; Dr. R. L. Swaringer.
102; ElcaJibur. 102; 'Fatherola, 103;
Lady Sybil. 103; Carroll. 1<?3; Mon Anil,
[03; Thrifty, 104; 'Premier, 104; deduction,
108; Toniata. 106: Argonaut, 109;
Madman. 109; Spellbound, 109; Jack Nunnally.
100; Fond Heart, 109. Also eligible:
Howlet, 106; Surfeit, 105; Viley,
)7: Flail, 102.
Third race, three-year-olds and upward;
selling; purse, $500; six furlongs?
'Rose Queen, 97; 'Ivanbel, 101; Kate K.
ind Seneca, 104 each; Ben Loyal, 105;
Springmass, 107; Perthshire, 113; Hoftnan,
114, and Back Bay, 115.
Fourth race, American grand national
handicap; $5,000 guaranteed; three-year- :
>lds and upward; mile and an eighth? .
Bounder. tM; G. M. Miller. 103: Suoerstiion,
107; Lahore. 108: Carlton G-, 109; Hi- i
arious. 110; Sir John Johnson, 111; i
Worth, 117; The Manager, 127; (a)John .
Reardon. 98; (a)Star Garter, 125, and i
(a)Froglegs. 121. j
Fifth race, three-year-olds and up; 1
selling; purse. $500; one mile and seventy
ards?*Be, 100; 'Warner Griswell. 105; ,
Pedigree, 107; O'Em, 107; Blackford, i
107; 'Irish Kid. 109; 'Golden Castle, 109;
Ben Wilson. ll<>; surrragtst, 113; Anavan, ,
14: Lord Blam, 114; Henry Hutchison. ,
.14: Michael Angelo. 117; Haldeman, 110.
Sixth race, three-year-olds and up;
selling; purse. $500; one and one-sixteenth
nile?*Col. Ashmeade. 10B; Oakhurst,
.IK!; Jacquelina. 105; Donald Mac Donald,
:08; El Oro, 108; Cliff Edge, 108; War10m,
Apprentice allowance of five pounds
lalmed. (alSchoor entry.
Weather fine ;track fast.
Curkey Held Sure to Sue for Peace in
Event of Defeat There.
LONDON, October 30.?"In the event of
1 decisive battle at Adrianople, Turkey Is
sure to sue for peace," according to
Beorge H. Moses, former United States
ninister to Greece. In the course of an
nterview today he said:
"The terms of peace will be dictated absolutely
by the Balkan allies, without
lindrance from the powers. The terms
will agree with those laid down in the
dentic note sent by the Balkan nations
o the porte before the declaration of
car, with the important exceptions that
he Balkan nations will hold all the territory
conquered by them and will exer:Jse
suzerainty over the other Christian
iistricts of European Turkey.
"The Balkan alliance is not a formal
onrederation. dui a permanent agree ent,
with more points of cohesion than
ire contained in the triple alliance.
"The Balkan allies are probably makng
every effort to capture all the Turk- J
sh provinces of Macedonia and Albania,
o that they may be in a position to
nforce their demands for the annexion
of those districts."
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lite of Matrimony to Be Performed, s
Uniting Chinese Conple. 5
What is believed to be the first mar- c
iage ceremony for a Chinese couple ever f
lerformed in the District of Columbia t
ly a clergyman of a Christian religion is t
cheduled for this afternoon, when Rev. 1
ames S. Montgomery, pastor of the 1
letropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church
rill officiate at the wedding of Lee You
if this city and Miss Chu Haw of New
It is arranged to have the ceremony
ake place in the pastor's residence, 3,'W n
1 street northwest. The license was is- I
ued this morning, Chu Tai Soop, farther ^
if the bride-to-be, getting the papers for c
lis daughter, who fs only sixteen vears *
'id. You is a member of the Chinese n
lunday school of the Metropolitan Church
nd Miss Haw is a member of a Christian s
hurcb in New York. It is thought that a
Ir. and Mrs. You will make their home F
lefe* - ^ o
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Cj reco-Turklsh Frontier.
Missionary Endeavors Discussed
by Presbyterians.
Field There as Well as Among Indians
and Colored People,
Says Speaker. |
Addresses by Mrs. D. Everett Waid of J
the woman's board of home missions at I
New York, and Miss R. C. Barr of Pitts- I
burgh, assistant secretary for freedmen's I
work, were features of the session of the I
twenty-sixth annual meeting of the Worn-1
an's 8ynodical Society of the Synod of I
Baltimore, which opened in the Church of I
the Covenant this morning. Mrs. M. V. I
Richards presided. '
Mrs. Waid in her remarks told of the I
growth of missionary endeavor from the I
beginning of the country, and urged in-1
creased efforts to interest women who I
have time and means to take up home I
mission work.
The problems among the colored people. I
the Indian and the foreigner were spoken I
of, and Mrs. Waid declared that the \?rwr_ I
inon Held was one that was not to be
looked down upon.
The Mormons, she asserted, were hard
at work making converts, and she told
of a conversation she had with the doctor
on an English steamship, In which
the doctor stated that he had sent back
home more than fifty girls who had appealed
to him for help after they had
started from home with the Mormon
The condition of women in foreign
countries was alluded to. She said:
"Whether you vote or not you have
great power in public affairs, more so
than the women of any nation in the
world." She urged that this power be used
for missionary purposes in the improvement
of this country.
Uplift of Colored Bace.
Miss Barr had for her theme the uplifting
of the colored race. She told
of the work that had been done by
the Freedmen's board of the Presbyterian
synods throughout the country.
The colored race. Miss Barr said, was
to be elevated by being taught to use
the saw. the scrubbing brush and the
broom. That the Bible must go hand
In band with these, as an educational
1 actor, was her claim.
.She gave some interesting accounts of
the earnestness of colored children in
their efforts to obtain an education, and
gave figures as to the percentage of illiteracy
in the race. Miss Barr closed
with an earnest appeal that more Interest
be taken In the work.
Tin, ??
- x '"U'.'iut session OI tile SOCiety
opened with religious service, followed
by an address of welcome by Mrs.
Charles Wood of this city Mrs. W. D.
Bush of Wilmington, Del., responded,
and Miss Leonard grave an outline of
the work done by the home missionary
society in the past year. Miss Hunting
of Baltimore, special secretary of the
Young People's Society for Christian Endeavor;
Mrs. Bush of Wilmington, special
secretary for the Freedmen's board;
Miss Ellison of New Castle. Del., secretary
of the literature board, each gave
a short account of the work done by
their respective boards In the past year.
Mrs. S. D. Luckett, presbyterial president
of this city, spoke on the work to
be done in the home mission week
November 17 to 24. and the morning
session was brought to a close with
devotional exercises and benediction
pronounced by the Rev. Dr. Charles
Afternoon Session.
The afternoon's session opened with a
scripture lesson by Mrs. E. Stinson.
^resident of the Presbyterial Society of '
Baltimore, and a prayer by Miss Eva
B. Taylor, president of the New Castle.
Del., Presbyterial Society. This was
followed by the report of Mrs. George
M. Gaither, secretary-treasurer, on the
inancial condition of the society.
The election of officers and address on
'By-Products of Missions." by the Rev.
Dr. I. T. Headland of Peking. China, also
will be interesting features of the after10011
session, as will be the delivery of
greetings from Beirut, Syria, by Mrs.
Charles L. Carhart; from Guatemala
City, by Dr. Mary Gregg; from Soochow,
China, by Miss Mary Lattimore.
In the Church of the Covenant last
light Rev. Headland, who for sixteen
years has been connected with the I'nli-ersity
of Peking, spoke on the part
America had taken in the making of
China- Dr. Headland was acquainted
with ail the prominent men of that counrv
and was an adviser of the oomnanv
tv hile he was laying his plans for the re- |
orrns that took place In China ten years
igo. In his address Dr. Headland paid a ,
high tribute to the late John Hay. a
member of the Church of the Covenant,
is a statesman and Christian.
Second Cavalry Officer Will Hake J
His Home at Fargo, N. D. 4
Maj. Matthew F. Steele of the 2d United 1
States Cavalry, was placed on the re- ,
ired list of the army today on his own
ipplication. He was born in Alabama ?
ind was graduated from the United !
States Military Academy in 1883. Since
hen he has served against the Indians '
m the western frontier, in the Cuban '
ampaign and in the Philippine insurree- t
ion. He was aid to Oen. Joseph Wheeler
n the Cuban campaign and took part in
he battle of Santiago. He reached the
trade of major in September. 1900. It is
inderstood that Maj. Steele will make his i
lome at Fargo, N. D.t to look after the *
istate left by his father-in-law.
Hews Briefs. i
In connection with the semi-annual t
leeting of the Valley Convocation of the i
>rotestant Episcopal Church, held at
'ancey, Va., a new schoolhouse was dedlated.
It is part of the fruits of the mis- ^
ionarv work done in the. Rlue RIHm c
lountain section. " j.
Carroll Shanahan, fourteen years old. r
ou of Mr. and Mrs. William Shanahan 1
f Havre de Orace. Md.. left his home t
Friday and nothing has since been beard t
f him by hie parents. t:
Wanted in Connection With
Murder of Miss Singer.
Former Clown's Poverty Suggested
as Incentive to Crime.
Theory That Death Was Caused Between
9:30 and 10 O'clock
in the Evening-.
CHICAGO, October .TO.?Although (N>i e?
in every part of the city k*pt. a shaip
lookout for Charles L>. Conway and li;?
wife, wanted in connection with the murder
of Miss Sophia G. Singer of Bait nioro
yesterday morning, no tra< ?? of the
couple was found today.
Neither did anv clue develop from hundreds
of circulars sent to towns and
cities throughout the country laaring i
description of the pair as well as a i?i>
ture of the woman. Close watch was kept
on five-cent theaters, the police having
obtained Information that Conway and
his wife had sought employment in several
of these places. They learned, b>o.
that Conway had performed as a clown
with different circuses, and leading owr -c *
of shows of this class were wired to assist
in the search.
Conway, it was learned by detectives,
was reared at Muncle. lnd.. and that lie
was left a valuable estate by his parents
He is said to have squandered his
Fixing the Time of Murder.
It is the theory of the police that Miss
Singer met her death between i*TO and
lO o'clock. A druggist near where she
lived said that the woman was lit his
store and wrote several postal cards, lie
fixed the time she left at o'clock.
William R. Worthcn. the fiance of Miss
Singer, who came here from Baltimore
with her. will be questioned further by
ii A J .. ..
me ponce iuuit> .
Police Capl. Noothaar. wo is conducting
the inquiry into the murder of Mis<
Sinper, advanced the theory that <*otiway's
poverty and illness, due to the amputation
of his foot, may have led the
former circus clown to commit the crime.
"Our information is that the Conwax s
were desperately poor." w?id the captain.
Violent Outbreaks by Conway.
"Persons who have lived in the h- u^e
where Miss Sinper was kilb-d have told
of violent outbreaks by Conway, and
several times he practically terrorised
the household." The captain continued:
"If robbery was the motive of the crime
the murderer must have been disappointed
to some extent. Worthen tells us
that Miss Singer left her Jewelry in Baltimore
at home at the instance of her
Former Husband's Inquiry.
Thomas Grant Walles, who was divorced
by Miss Singer in 1900, called at
the Indiana avenue house where the ihurder
occurred and asked admission, saying
he was a "relative" of Mlaa Singer.
He was directed by the policeman on
guard to the Stanton avenue police station,
where Worthen ia held as a witness,
and where Miss Singer's remaining affects
were taken.
Col. Roosevelt Employs Attorney
Jerome and Detective
Burns to Watch Polls.
OYSTER BAY. N. Y . October
Roosevelt announced today that he had
retained William Tracers Jerome an?l
the Burns Detective Agency to look <> ;:
for frauds at the polling places in N x\
York state on election day.
Mr. Burns came to Oyster Bay tenia
to take luncheon with Col. Roosevelt a*
go over with him the plans f??t election
"I told Burns,*' said Col. Roosevelt,
"that I wanted the polls watched and
that I wanted any kind of fraud stopped.
If there should be any fraud on our side
I want the guilty persons to he prosecuted
just as vigorously as any others.
Wo Bespecter of Persons.
"I want the people to understand that
whatever the outcome of the election, we
are going to prosecute right up to the
limit any persons who are guilty of
frauds, and put them behind the bars, if
"We are not going to have any repetition
of the spring primary. In this case
we have the law behind us"
Col. Roosevelt said that oti.cr lawyers
would work with Mr. Jerome?two or
three of them?but they have not yet
been definitely selected.
"Burns and his men will watch for
frauds at the polls," the colonel continued.
"and the lawyers will be In active
consultation with them from now
on. I asked that Mr. Jerome be engaged.
I did not care whom he was
supporting; I am not concerned about
that. My only concern is that the man
who does wrong shall be caught. I expect
that frauds will be attempted, but
1 want it understood that those who
try it will do so at great peril."
Will Avoid Crowds.
Col. Roosevelt will leave late todav
for New York to speak in Madison
Smiare Garden tonight. He Is keeping
secret his movements in New York ?>< 'ore
his arrival at the garden on the
idvice of his physician, who told hiiu
that he must avoid crowds.
"I feel perfectiy well," said Col. Roose elt
this forenoon."
"Aren't you surprised." he was asked,
"that in two weeks you have regained
.our strength to such an extent?"
"No, I am not surprised," he s;<i<l
That's all over now. I have too many
eal cares in the campaign to think ahi>ut
Power Will Be Turned on Gradually
in Arlington Wireless Station.
Signaling from the navy's new wireess
station at Arlington was not atempted
last night or this morning, so
t has not yet been determined how the
lew installation will work. Full power
vi]l be turned on gradually as the
complete equipment Vs installed, and it
robably will bo a month before the
lew station is working at full stretch,
t Is expected that another trial of
he apparatus will be maae tonight or
omorrow. Even then, however, it will
>e with reduced power,

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