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W'lHam Grasp. 2021 Eye St. N.W
Harry Rag) r 888 Maryland Ave. S.W
C. CL Mayer 2128 l*th St. N.W
Janie^ A. M-Knight. 228 1ft St. N.E
John Riektcr 1112 Rav Hampshire Ave. N.W...
Regent Midget*-- 1010 .Marion St. N.W
W? Ste B?r. 1888 N Si. N.W
Thomas Wh te. 321 P St N.W
Bny Scouts. Troop 17. 2037 F St. N.W
Second Infantry. National Guard, D. C
Hans Hanson. 1441 Fairmont St. N.W
Morris FornorofT. 1000 l"th St. S.E
Wal'ace Hur'ev. 507 I> St. S.E
Wil'iam F Boyer. IGfiT Florida Ave. N.E
First Infantrv. Notional Guard. DC
Mrs Jas. E Palsr'eish. .'*520 14th St. N.W
J. Mark T ice. 21". T St S.E ,
Mart n Williams Silt 11th St N.W
Rruro B-iehler 1445 W St N.W
E-isrene V Smith 2*3 Q-ie St N.W
Jolly 1 wenty-four, 11"!> 7th St. N.W
Prrkhnrst Si PML 817 G St. SE
G en A'!*n. 7r,\ Grcsham Place WW
J J Gordon !?1 :S E ct NW
J. W Bnrrh 1725 Wi lard St. N.W
Georee WttTfB, 42 K* St. N.W
Lillian Porton. G'o ' >i p? T>. C
Po'iir'as H B> il', SoM.ers' Home Hospital
Ben.1am n F Stewart. 13:57 C St. N.E
Wm C. T:>mes 1818 W St SE
C Rtoton Scfcrotb. 1523 G St N.E
Clarfl t: Weaver 7-5' <"o'i:ml>ta R<">ad
John Ta't ?. 11? 10h St. N.W
R Gorm n. Naval Ohservatorv
lavrmre PltsgmM, 1522 8th St. N.W.....!
1 adore Fireman. 248 K St S.W
?;o<.'l S! epherd "h ir-li Choi-. 6th and I Sts. N.E.
I Petri ?;.">! ti st sw....
Nettie E nbrey. si>7 A St. N'E
J. No'i'e S mn nn lv2"> Ka ornma Road
Edna F'a' er'y. 112S 7th St N.E
Guy W Ch ?nbe.*lain. ISflO tliggs St. N.W
Joser>'i Ha?d!ev. 818 12th St S.E
Thoau 8 t! Carter, 1026 21st 9K N.W
J? ? n "'iimher'and -13"? Ii St N.W
Wm. A'.lcrhii'bauprh 1111 New Jersey Ave N.W
JNeph I allow, 61? One St. N.W
Benjavn n Me A1 wee. 836 11th St. S.E
Mary Birrh M "'erre St. N.W
liaroll New tor., 470 O St N.W
Frtnk Rhodes. 34' . Hanover St. N.W
Youns 4m<=-ri^an liable? Club. 47S E St S.W
Annie I.ipton. OliS Eye St S.W
Anna Par'h 817 C St. S.E
Ray Tu 11. J15 A St. N.E
Edward I ivesay 419 3rd St. N.W
Ethel illiams, <i!ii St. S.E.#,.. ??????????? ?.?...
Timothy pu^ar. 181f B St. S.E
Ambrose Osborne, 343 11th St. S.E
Adele Norton, 10 New York Ave. N.E ?...
Rose Kiotta. 12.6 H St. N.W
Mabel E Kirg. 2914 11th St. N.W.,,Apt. No. 1...
William Blumer, 612'2 2-nd St. N.W
Mr. W. J. Scott. 741 8th St. N.E
Emma I erlerer. 1243 II St. N.E
Katherine B. Ferguson, 13 Johnson St., Anacostia
Ruth Hansbroufrh. 4!*> Eye St. N.W
Clara Luber, 1367 C St. S.W
Mary Campbell, 4i'S 8th St. S.E. i-..
William Whaling. 1 -22 Montello St. N.E
George El'iott, 1906 B St. N.E
p W. Jacobs, 103 n ?t S. E. ........ ............
S i A Ernes Boys Club.,., .?????????????????????<
William Frye. 526 21th St N.W
S. T. Haz3rd, 1?9 11th St. t.E.-...., .*. <??,... ..??<
Bernard Nilard
Mr? Connell. 1362 H St N.E
Amos Conrad, jr., 1145 Swann St. N.W
Mrs. J. RmllolT, 939 L Si. N.W .........
Georsre Stii.-by, 7;.S Rock Creek Church road...'..
May Shoemaker, 1 1-2 Foxhull road.....
James Wright. 911 7th St. S.E.:"
Emma M. Work. 3603 llih St. N.W ? ? ?.
Marie Sexton. 6-9 Pennsy lvania Ave. S.E.,.
Thomas Luekett. 818 6th St. N.E ;...
Nicholas Travers. 1338 R St. N.W
Harry Houte, 216 11th Si. S.W
Walter I >uffy. 173* 13th St. N.W
Bl H I>av*-nport, 142 F St. S.E
Ravmoiid !'('uit, *'10 -2nd St. N.W...
10 810
4 810
2 720
2 670
2 310
1 970
1 820
1 540
1 300
1 220
1 090
1 040
1 000
' 609
- M*
550 ,
? 510 .
The "Teat increase in the number of votes'obtained* daring"
the pa-t week i- due in many cases to the assistance given
manj ct the contestants by the Contest Manager. If you
want to increase your standing and want some real help call
at The Star office and see the Contest Manager. t
Island Has Great Agricultural
Much Has Been Accomp'ished
Through Estab ishment of Experi
ment Station ty United States.
the. author of the report, f-ays it has been
much needed
Still Many Mysteries.
There are still a number of mysteriea
connected with agriculture that n.ed
work ng out It has been impossible for
some unknown reason, to grow oni
from seed, and, in the case of some in
troduced corn, the seed raised in Guam
tahed to ge. m.naie at ad.
H?ght be3.ae It, in a patch of native
com apparent y planted and cared for
unacr ejt&iuy s.m.?ar conait.oys, the
y.e.u v?ut> good. ? -V -x
Tne vvoi'k of the static.. la being ex
te.-dtd a..<i .t ,s prooauie ,n-a 1 tt.e whiU
vlulc liic .Mdtlti H 111 ot; tu .iii
own food ana stop im, oi't.ng rice from
Little is deve'oping under the
tutelage t..e ftt'eral trovernmert into
- n almost self-supporting community. .ie
L>ei>urtjnent of Agiicuiture has just re
?eived the annua! rt>i>oit of the experi
ment stat on there and the is and is
itiown to have possibilities that hav^ be'jn
neglected for gLrerat.ons
When the department frst too<t hold
tf the island ev en i iowa were unknown
among the natives and. s.mp c- as ih4s
implement was, its introduction wo. k-d
ijuite <.n agricultural revo unon ine
exptr.ence of the experiment station has
.own that the pr.ncipi! iroub.e wi;h the
and was neg e t. The climate wa ;o )d
.. .1 .t was found afu-r a few experi
i ? thut all the toil needed was a .;t
? ? raiioi.al cultivation.
Forage Grassts Distributea."
txpeiiment station has raised and
?5 ?tr but el forage grass j. fruits and
\ fgetablef There has be. r a great 'acK
of food \are::es in all these lines. The
n;?*ivt s seemed to have no idea of any
tn.ng except what i ap^ ened to grow
nai :rally and the varieties of this ort
?? re limited.
An introduced variety of pineapple was
? esse ;n point. The mw variet} grtw
well and the fruit reached ten pound*
in weight. None of the native spe imens
ever reached five. Both pineapple* and
fo age grasses have been distribute!
Widely as possib'e.
The experiment station ha? been a mis
sionary influence in its bul'dinr8 and
..* an\ kept (itcun !s a.- n . a n m
agricultural -ao k. Th. t x.iniplf to ti-,
h** beui? iriJou u.i? Air. Tl.jmp.-oi),
Chinese Officials to CQj*e to the
united States.
CHICAGO, November 2.?Provincial
1'i'easurer Luj Cnung iiol and Super
intendent ot Puolic Works R. C. Joan
siiii HdVf tjanion, China, Novemotr 6,
ior 1'tKing, vvnere, alter a conference
vvitn otiictals of the central govern
ment, tney will go to America to oo
ia.il loans ior conduct of government
enterpr.ses, .-ays a ^abie dio^aicn to
v-..itaBo ljally News today.
bCHoo^ iAitt bErs aECoaD^
More Than 1,000 Children Parade at
Specia' C rresiiond. nce of lbe Star.
LEESBURG, Va , November 2, 1012.
Hie st.. <j\j j.air of Lx>uaoun county, iicu
here today, was the largest on record
M^re ti.an 1.000 school children were lr.
tne g ar.d i arade and there were thous
ar.ds of entnes in the depa tment o.
domest.c science, domestic art, manua
training, drawing and literature.
A concer.. Ly the Lovettsv.l.e orchestra
at t! e court house und one by the Tay
lorstovn Brass Bind at the town hal
were teatur<s of the morn.ng progran
m" ^ in wthe tfiern,Jon Gov. Wlllian
Hedges Mann and State Superintend* n
J. fc.Kg.eston made add.eases at tn
town hal..
W. A. Leech Dies Suddenly.
i W 111 am A. Leech, sixty-two years ol
| dkd suddenly early last night at IV
I Hi ilea n street nortleast. Coroner Nev
'? l?>". ! a CTTtlrt.-ate cf death due to i.?a
Conservatives Fait to Win a
Sweeping Victory.
Gen. Henocal Be ieved to Have
About 62 of 115 E'ectoral Ballots.
Military Maintains Order Through
out?Administration Charged
With Delaying Returns.
HAVANA, November 2.?The sweeping
conservative victory of Gen Mario Meno
cal and Enrique Jose Verona, conserva
tive candidates for the presidency and
vice presidency, respectively, which wan
Indicated by the reports from all parts of
the Island last night and this mora!n~, ap
pears not to have been realized, according
to the returns which came in later in
the day.
Although the adherents of Alfredo
Za>as, the liberal candidate, continue to
claim victory, there Is little doubt to
night that Gen. Menocal has been elected,
but by a slender majority?probably not
more than sixty-two of the 115 members
of the electoral college.
Returns Come in Slowly. (
The conservatives claim the provinces
of Cama-uey. Santa Clara and Havana,
conceding Matanzas to the liberals, who
ako claim Or.ente and Plnar del Rio.
The vote has been very ciose. Latest
retu.ns indicate the possibility that the
conservatives wll, carry the l.bera. strong
hold, Plnar del Rio, but noth.n^ can be
positively determ.ned unt 1 the receipt or
rul official returns, wnich are co.?.ing in
slowly and probaoiy will not be comp.eted
until tomoriow.
T- e con.er\atives contend that this pol
, icy of delay is de.iberate on tne part of
the admimsti ation. The extreme close
ness of the vote may .ead to protests in
; the contests at var.ous places, and in
this lies the danger of delay in officially
determining the results.
Military in Full Control.
There Is no question of n conservative
triumph in Havana city and province.
Order has been maintained t..roughout
and there is ittle prospect of any dis
turbances. The rural guard and'reg-j
ulars have full cont.ol of the situation
and the captal continues under military
A heavy rainstorm tonight cleared the
streets of crowds, but the troops are
sti.l patrol.ing.
Postmasters Instructed to In
augurate System.
-t.t ?Tvr
Circular Issued by Department Pre
scribing the Unit of Area of
- t Each Post Officer
Preparation? for inauguratirtg the new,
parcel poet, system January 1 are being ]
hurried forward by Postmaster General
Hitchoocki it is stated, as rapidly as cir
cumstances will permit. It was statca1
at the department yesterday that every
thing would- be in pad4ness for actual
business at the time set in the law.
The Postmaster General has asked thai
the widest publicity be given the fact
that distinctive parcel post stamps must
be used on all fourth class mail matter
beginning January 1, and tnat such mat
ter bearing ofrdjnary postage stamps will
be treated as held "for postage"; tha.. ,
parce.s will be mailable only at post of-1
flees, branch post offices, lettered anu
local named stations and such numbered
stations only as may be des-gnated b>
the postmaster, and that all parcels mus.
bear the retui n caru of the senuer, other
wise they wnl not be accepted for mail
lng. . A
Unit of Area Prescribed.
. - * T > %
Postmasters have also been advised
by Mr. Hitchcock as foiiows:
"Shoitiy t,efo:e January 1 each post
master w.ll be furnished with one or
mote cop.es of the official parcel-p^s.
map of tne United States, sbow.ng the
unit of a. fe'a In which h.s post office is
located and the e.ght pontal zones indi
cating th<? d.stance on which the paicel
p^st rates of pos.age are based. Tnei.e
maj.s w.il be securely inclosed .n a mai.
Ing tube, and sufficient copies will i>e
sent so tnat at teasi one map will be
tmmed.ate.y available - for eaoh post of
fice, branch post ortHe and lettered and
local nam^d stauon.
"At the same time there will bo fur
n shed to each postmas.e. a suppiy o.
: cop es- of- the?Ofhc.a Parcel-Pos,. uuiue. i
j a publication tnat will snow the un.t o.l
' area ia wh.eh *very post, office In ih
' L'n ud States is located. The gu.de wll.
I con.aiu ful> .n.ormat.on as ,o Uo use .
I conjunction wun tne map, and will a s
' conta.n the regulations app.oved oy t..e
Postinaste. Ge e.al for t..e conduct *
ti.e parcel-post serv.ee.
"Copies of the t-arcel-post map ai.d
guide w.U iorw<*rded through pooi
mas.ers to cacn rural ca.r.er. Tnese
supp ies will be inclosed toother in a.
substantial dnen envelope, which shoul
be retained by the ca.T.e.s as a perma
nent receptacle.
Increase in Weight Limit.
"On account of the increase in tht
weight limit from four to eleven pound:
it will be necessary to supply postmas
ters with scales of adequate ^apac.ty. 1
s expected that every presidential pos
j.tice and ihe majority of the offices o.
the fourtn class will be properly equlppet
in this respect by January I. Offices o.
he fourtn c.asa that do not receive sui ?
able scales by that date will be supplied
prom ptly as possi le thereafter, anc
in tne meantime postmasters will be ex
pected to nreet the emergency with theii
.>resen* *elthing facilities or by sue*,
jther means as they may be able to de
vise without expanse to the department.
"Tape lines, sx feet in length, fo;
measuring the size of parcel-post pack
ges wi 1 be furnished to all postmasters
?Distinctive parcel-post stamps will bt
sued to each pos master. On and afte:
anu-ry 1. ordinary postage stamps wil.
tot be valid for postage on fourth-clast
Illinois Coal M ne Burned.
OALESBURG, 111., November 2.?Pen
crgast Brothers' coal mine at Soper
?ille, the largest of the tw?-nty-three
.ties In Knox county, was destroyed
Are last night, all the buildings be
ig burned to the ground and the shaft1- {
iving in. The cause of the Are has j
ot been determined.
Maud?So you've accepted Jack- You
us regard him in a different light from
at you used to.
'tiiei?To te I the truth, there wasn't,
y light at all when i accepted him.?
w eton Transcript. 1
*' ? *? f ?
Charles F. We^ep to Make Ad
dresses on Recreation.
Former Head of Movement in Wash
ington Now Aiding In Na
tional Wor?, 'J
Ct arle.e F. .'Wpller iasso?iafe: ppcretarv
of the Playground and Recreation Asso
c at'on of America, who was one of \he
originators of playgrounds in Washington
and who left here In>190-; to become secre
tary of the Associated Charities In Pitts
burgh. has returned to ^ashln^ton for a
visit of a . week, dtiring which tme h?
will make a number of addresses on
recreation subjects, beginning tonorrov,
ni?ht at the Vermont Avenue Christian
Church, when his subject will be "Life
More Abundant"'for the Children of
America.''. ^
Mrs. WeUer, who is also remeanbered in
Washington' as' one'? of the promoters of
playrroiiiyta here, accompanies Mr. Weller
on his trip.
In addition to the ^addresses afcr. Weller
will maker Interpreting the opportun lies
of the playground m&vement, hd will con
fer next week with Bdgar S. Martin, the
present head of the Washington play
grounds; District Commissioner Cuno H.
Rudolph, the atter the first chairman .of
the orig.nal playj- round committee here,
and a number of mother citizens interested
in' extend nst' this work for children,
among tl em the members of a temporary
committee appointed to aid In the effort.
Discusses Recreation Movement.
Mr. Weller resigned from his position
with the Associated Charities in* Pitts
burgh, after four years Of organization
work there,-to take-up his present posi
tion as associate secretary of the Play
ground and Recreation Association of
Amer.ca, becapse, he says, "the recrea
tion movement is fundamental,} consti uc
tive, preventive. It woiks with nature, by
freeing $nd. guiding the un.versSl pray
instincts. It is essentially the most dem
ocratic- of all philanthropies, fit brings
life more abunnant to the children and
youth of America.." + "
The first playground in Washington, it
is declared, was opened In Mr^ Weiler's
"back yard," at ^eighborHoo'd House.
He was instrumental in oigariizlng 'the
or.ginal .playground com.nittee heie;1 en
listed its hrst cl a.rnj.au?now. Commis
s.oper?cuno H. Rudolph; served as Or
ganizing secretary and pUshe^ tpe project.
Consulted by Roosevelt.
While President. Theodo e Roosevelt
sent for Mr. We ler and1 consulted him
concerning housing conditions, > play
grounds and civic bettcrntent. 'President
Roosevelt also wrote a letter of^ introduc
tion fop a book in which Mr. and Mrs.
Weller give the lessons of their seven
years of work?and personal living, at
times?in the hidaen alleys and* poorest
tenements of the N:tjonal Capita;.
During Mr. Weiler's service of seven
years as sect-etary of the^ Associated
Charities of Washington he aided in in
augurating the anti-tuberculosis cow
paign summer outings, Camp Good
Will, two socia" settlements?white and
colored?playgrounds and the committee
fqr the improvement of housing condi
After nine months of work as executive
secretary of thjs President s homes
commission he went to ^Pittsburgh in
1008. -i-.
Dr. Ramon H. Vaidez Is Now in the
New Minister from Panama.
\ . Dr. Ramon H. Valdez, newly accredited
ninlster 10 the' Uli ted States from' the
j epublic of Panama, is in "the city and
will immediately take charge of his coun
try's affairs here.-. Dr. Valdez replaces
3enor Don Ricardo Arias, former Pana
i an minister.
Dr. Valdez speaks English fluently,
naving spent much of his time in the
United S ates. Hp was tone of his coun
ry's official representatives at the Hud
son-Fulton celebration in New York a.
few years ago The offices of the le?i-'
Jon will remain in the Southern building.
Lient. Geiger Mfkes Fi ght in Fif
teen-Mile Wind.
Flying in a flfteen-mile wind at College
Park yesterday afternoon, Lieut. Harold
Ge ger made his rcugh weather test for
his military aviator's certificate. This
flight for five minutes is una of the re
quirements for the m'litary cert flea4e.
T e others include a 2,500-foct altitude
flight, a 500 foot flight wth a i avenger
r an equivalent weight, a cross-country
flight of ten miles and return, and some
vtlplanlng and land ng tests. He had the
small CurtlsB speed machine and <-a'd it
behaved exce'lently in the h'gh wind. He
probably will complete the other requl-e
ments fcr the m lltary. certiicate before
going west, where he probably will be
stationed at San Dle?o frr the w n'er.
T e weather was very bad at College
Park yestevday and there were no other
flights made.
Fifteen-year-old Col rrd B">y Treated
at the Casualty Hcsrital.
Cyprian Wade, oolored, fiftten yca-s
o'd, suffering from a bullet wound In'his
left arm, was taken to the Casualty Hos
iltal yesterday afternoon from the dump
at the foot of 10th street southeast. He
told the police the shoot'ng was the re
sult of an accident; that two white boys
were with him and that the shot was
flred while they were engijged in a
friendly struggle for possession- of the
Richard Garner, fifteen years old. re
a.^inc at 12 0 d st eet soutnea? -as
arrested last night and held a? a wl ness
pending a further Inquiry into the ail air.
District Has Chance to Vote
General Election Day.
Suffrage League Arranges for Ex
pression of Sentiment.
" . . .... * I
Bequest, Also, for Public Opinion of
Proposed Extension of the
, f Elective Franchise.
Fifty polling p'aces have been an-'
nounced by the District Suffrage League;
the organization under whose auspices
a mock election will be held throughout
the city Tuesday, a straw b&Jot form
of vote will be cast, the ballots furnish
ed by the league. On each the voter Is
expected to mark preference for one of
the'slx presidential cand dates, including
Eugtne V. Debs, socialist; Arthur * E.
Re.mer. socialist labor party, and Eugene
W.rC?hafin,v prohibition party, in addition
to thfc thFee big party- candidates. -* * 'j
The purpose of the ba.Iot Is really to
discover' the ^sentiment of Washington
on the big .question which Interests the
league?suffrage in the District.
Five Queries Propounded.
- ; \ *.<.-?? v v - .
Spaces have been provided in the straw
ballot to answer five qoustions concern
ing th? foim of government in tne Dis
trict and a proposed delegate to Congress
"Do jou want tne >peopie of tne. Dis
trict* of Columbia to manage their o*n
municipal aha rs?"
"if the coin-mission form of government
Is retained do you want the Comm s
sioneis elected by the voters of thfc D?s
"Do you want the people of the Dis
trict of Columbia represented in Con
gri-KS by a atHif,a.e?'
"if tne District is allowed a delega e,
do you want him to be elected by the
"If the DIstrct is allowed a delegate
do you want him to be appointed by tne
The voting p'aces, as announced last
night,-are as fol.ows:
North Capitol and H streets, drug
store; 5th and G streets, drug store; 809
G st eet, 15th and F streets, drug store;
527-531 7th street. 1705 Pennsylvania ave
nue, 1227 Pennsylvania avenue, lunch
room; 1st street and Rhode Is and ave
nue, drug store; North Capitol and R
streets, drug store; 3312 Geo gla avenue
3642 Georgia avenue, 9th and D streets,
drug store; 9th and K streets, drug
store; 3100 14th street, 14th and U streets,
drug store; 2418 18th street, Dupont c r
c.e, drug store; 19 3 Pennsylvania ave
nue, 931 20th street, 910 7th street. 3d
and P streets, grocery store; 913 9th
street 21st and Q streets, drug store;
2929 M street, 3140 M street, 1305 Wis
consin avenue, Georgia avenue and How
ard place, store.
3d and H streets, drug store; 526 H
street, 12th and H streets, grocery store;
15th and H streetK. drug store; 317 8th
street 3d street and Maryland avenue,
grocery rtore.
lGO^i L street. 670 Pennsylvania ave
nue, 207 13th street, 914 11th street,
southwest corner 14th street and Penn
sylvania avenue, northeast corner of 14th
street and. Pennsylvania. 1015 8th street.
1?38 G, street, 12 Good Hope read, Ana
costia; 2822 Pennsylvania avenue.
401 7th street, 4^ and G streets, grocery
Gen. Grant On'y Other Man
Wh6 Wanted to Be Presi
dent More Than Twice.
The question of presidential terms so
! jnuch referred to in the present polit'ca!
campaign from the injfeiion of fo m r
1 President Theodore Roosevelt's candi
dacy for a third term, recajls that only
six of the twenty-ax ehtef magistrates
Lof the nation have fi led out two success
1 ive terms in the Wh'te House. Washing
ton, ' Jefferson, Mad son. Monroe, Jack
son and Grant. From Jackson's second
term, 1833-37, to Grant's second term
1873-77,? all Presidents served only one
term of four years. In 1840-Mart.n Van
Buren was renominated by bis party
[ but was defeated by the whig candidate
i Wl liam Henry Harr son. thus marking
' the beg nnin^ of defeated party nom nees
President Lincoln was renominated and
re-elected for his second term, 1864 65, so
a 66 was President McKiniey in 1900-01,1
but did not live his second term. Piesi
dent Cleveland served h.s second term n
the White House after an interval of four
'years, when he was again e.ectcd Presi
dent of the nation, 1893-97, the only in
stance of the recall of an ex-President
0 .ce defeated. Mr. Van Buren de-ea ed
the first Harrison in 18^6. and. in tu.n.
was defeated by Mr. rtarrison .n 184v.
Mr.- Cleveland was defeated by tne sec
ond Hairison (Benjamin) in ISsS, and
Jien nominated by h:s party for the third
t.me and defeated Mr. narr.s^n in 1&9^.
Former i-res.uent Mart n Van Bur?_i.
was before the democratic convention to.
the third time in 1?44 with a majority of
votes, but did not have a two-thirds
majority. He was ai^carded for Polk
In 1848 he was the free soil candidate
odj in this race diverted tnoucn demo
*.ratic votes to defeat Lewis Cass anu
elect Taylor
Two Third Term Aspirants.
Former Presidents Grant and Roosevelt
are the only th id-term asp.rants in na
tional history, and both were defeated
by the regular national conventions.
The ex-Presidents have ail gracefully
retired to private life, with the exctp
tion of Mr. Roosevelt, who is now an
act.ve candidate for the third ter.u.
It is said that ex-Presidents Monroe
Madison and" Taylor were each electee
plain just ces of the peace in their Vir
ginia homes after Retirement from tnt
The eider Adams, the second President
smarted under defeat for tne second term
poss.b.y more than any one of the chie.
magistrates,?po d^ubt from the fact thai
1 w.c election .? as uyroxn .niu the Hot-se
of Representatives and Jefferson was
' Thus there is a period of fifty years
with one-term Pres.denis, and then a
pe. i'jd oi tiu.rty*five icais in tvnicn t.iere
was on.y one who served eight consecu
tive years, Gen. Grant,
From London Opinion.
She?Have you a running account wjth
that botkmaker?
He?I d d have, but he stopped It be
fore it got into Its stride.
A Prac lcal Demons'ration of
Cooking by Electricity
In the modern cafe,: at 1411 Penn
sylvania avenue, of \yhfch Mr. Otis
Buchholz is the pfopr etor, electricitv
is put to many different uses. Electric
fans, electric coffee percolators, elec
tric cigar lighter, electric lights and an
electric elevator are some of the things
which it operates.
The most interesting purpose,
however, which it serves at this place
t #?
is the cooking of food. While the
complete electric grill and range were
constructed esp cially to meet the
particular needs of this cafe and to
conform to the ideas of the proprietor,
electrc ranges and cooking appriances
of stock sizes and patterns can be had
which will meet every requ rement of
the household and of the usual restau
rant or cafe.
Electric cooking is most sanitary?
no gases or odors to spoil the flavor of
the .food. The electricity is ' trans
formed into heat that is 100 per cei't
pure. Authorities on cooking tell us
that the most sat sfactory results are
obtained from electr city, owing to the
uniformity and even distribution of
the heat.
For Informatbn Ask
Decrease in literacy in.the
United States Is Shown.
Statistics Embrace All Persons Aged
Ten Tears and Over.
Record Compares Favorably With
That of Other Countries?City
and Country.
So successfully is the pub'ic school sys
tem of the country coping with the situ
ation that illiteracy tn the United States
has decreased during the last decade
from 10.7 per cent to 7.7 per cent. is
great improvement Is shown in statistic.'
which have just been given out by the
ensus bureau T' at the decrease has no
been even more (harked is due to the fac
that immigration of illiterates has been
heavy during the last ten years.
This significant statement was made
yesterday at the census bureau:
"These figu.es show tnat illiteracy
in the United States is being gradua.li
tiim-nated, and that when the presen..
ej.erat.on of children grows to mannoo
and womanhood illiteracy in the L'niteu
o^a.es especially anion , the white po^u
la lion, w.ll be no greater than in tht
post advanced countries of Europe."
Tnis statement is further borne out b>
the fact that among children f.om ten
to fourteen years old the ae~reise in
ill.teracy during the ten years was from
7.2 per cent to 4.1 per cent.
Illiteracy Defined.
An i'literate in the eyes of. the census
bureau is a person ten years old or more,
who c-nnot write, regard.e&s of his . or
her ability to read. The number of il
literates in the United States in 1910,
whtn the last census was taken, was
5,510,093, as compared to 6,180,000 in
1900, a decrease of about d^.OOQ. A
giance at the statistics fur 1890 and IS&j
coows that the progress of the popula
tion of the United S^-tes, as far as edu
(.at.on is ..once. ned, has be^n t'.eady. in
Lboj the number ot I literates wao 6,824.
702, and in 1880 6,23J,.<5ti These ngurts
snow an apparent increase in the num
ber of- illiterates between the years 188o
and 189>.', but as a maUer ot tact me
| percetfitaoe of iil.terates to the entire
iropul-ticn fell off from 17 per cent in
I8b0 to 13.3 per cent in 189).
The number of white illiterates in the
Un.ted States at the time of .ast census
was 3,164,570, as compared to 3,2tMi4u
the previous cent us. That the decrease
svas not greater was due to the immig a
tion of wh te i'l terates. For in the case
of the nat ve white population the num
ber of i?hterates in 1910 was only 1,534 -
2i;>, as compared with 1,013,611 in 10J.
The perc* ntage of ii iterates umont, the
colored race of the country s also de
clin ng rapid'y In 1910 the number of
iliterate co ored persons was 2,227,061;
in 11XX>, 2, *53.194: in IS90, 3 <42,6?8 Thf
decrease in th* percentage has been even
more marked because of the increase In
the number of colored people in the coun
City and Country Compared.
The figures prepared by the censur
bureau show that the percenage of illic r
acy is much higher in the rural district*
of the country than In the cities. Fo
example, the percentage of illiterates ir
the rural districts in 1910 was 10.8, while
in the cities it was only 5.1. Of white
persons in the rural district*, the percent
age found to be Illiterate was 5.8. !n he
cities, the percentage was 4-~ J?r
native whites, the percentage found to be
illiterate in the rural dlstrlct? *' '
and in the cities the percentage was
OITakhfg the population as a whole, the
nercenta-e of illiterates among the
women and girls is Wgher than among
the men and boy*, though very little
higher, the figures being 4 * the
for the females and 7-tv per cent for th
males. It is noticeable, however that the
girls are catching up with the boys for
the percentage of illiterates among the
females gets smaller, and smaller as the
aeinStheCDeistHct of Columbia the national
capital the number of illiterate whte
persons increased from 1000 to 1910. but
this fact is said to be due to
tion. In New York state the percentage
of illiterates did not changeremain.ng
at 5 5. The total population of New
York in 1910 was 7.410,*19 and thenum
ber of ill'te rates was 40 .22 . and in i 19-0
the total populat on was 5o01.6 - and the
number of illiterates was 318.100.
In Other Lands.
Compare these figures to those given
for illiteracy in Europe and South Amer
ica and it is found that the Ini.ed
States has a record of which it may we.l
be nroui. In Austr a the percema e
of ill.terates ten >ears o d or more was
6 2 in 1901), the latest figures availa - e.
.n European Russia, 70 per <-e:it of the
nnnnia. ion ten vea s old or over wa^
fil terate in 1897; in Greece, populat o.i
ten years old or over, the percentage? of
illiterates was 57.2; in Spain the per
ccntage of illiterates in i90J was 58.?.
n Italy 19??. the percentage of UUi
;rates was 48.2: in Canada u.e pe.centa0e
of I.literates amofig the ,HveMye? ;o
old or m.re was 171 in '90i. in Mtx >_o
the percentage of 11.iterates among *tr
sons e.even years old and over was 7*3
But the United States has no. >ei
equaled the records of eome of the Euio
pean countries in the matter of
out i literacy. Illiteracy am >ng the
Scandlnav.ans has become so
it is negiig.bie, and the statistics of those
'iinffiS no linger .ho* tue number m
illiterates In oermany the army rt
erntuT Slowed a fer-eotage of three
tenths of 1 per cent il iterates in K >??.
in ,Great Brita.n the Pe'cen.a0e of illit
eracy amcng army recru.ts in 190 -4 was
10 In France the illiterates among t
population ten years of at,e and more in
1906 was 14.1.
Elected President of Georgetown
law School Freshman Class.
Wlllam Jennings Bryan. Jr.. ?"j
elected president or teK
%hderUfSnadit?. tor the potion ot
pr;s.dentT0.pthe elaea^ere L.C Man
"1.^' 'm will am Hudson. Mr. MaiJ*
-lini acted as temporary hairman. while
Vr Peck was the temporary secre ar^
Because of the length of time consumed
S ttklng the vote .he election of severa
Officers was postponed until next Satur
day evening.
Ability of Carriage to Hold Fire
piece WiT Be Demonstrated.
The army ordnance bureau plana to
test at the Sandy Hook proving ground?
tomorrow a 14-inch wire-wound gun and
arriase. That gun his al-eidy proved
successful as to' ballistic qualities an.
the ability of the carriage to sustain
fie gun in all pos tlons hss been d( mo"
?ratSl The teat. <???V'8r? K
tv of fire- Shots will be nrea in
>8 au'ck succession as the gun cre* w
ble to handle the piece and ^munition
if declared a sficcess in every ae
7SSr\'y? &T??.".S^the'de
Panama canal. .
Increasing Interest in Star's
Gold Prize Contest.
Leader of Last Week Drops to Sec
ond Place?Cfcance for
? f>
Interest in The Star's great content
for prizes aggregating $5.000 in gotd
coin is on the increase and voles u:?
coming in in a steadily growin r vol
ume, as will be noticed by referring: to
the standing of the contestants, pub
lished elsewhere in this issue.
Harry Ragan. last week's leader. hit*
dropped to second place, exehan<rifli
with William Grass, who was s.-co.wi
when the standing was published Iwt ^
Sunday. Mr. Ragan increased his. total
from 9.720 last Sunday to 12.630 lodu>
But while he was making fiis gain
Mr." Grass was jumping from S.fiou, life
standing last week, to 14,570 and to
the leadership In the race today.
The big gain, however, was made by
C. C. Mayer, who last Sunday stood thir
ty-secor." in the list, with an even 1.<X"
votes. Today's standing shows Mr. May*
holding third place, with a to'aJ pf 10,;
810 votes, an increase of 9,810 votes sind*
tast Sunday. < ,
Other Changes Noted. .*
Other marked changes have occurred
in the standing of the contestants, a.s
will be seen by scanning the list of thos,*
who are working for one of the guaran
teed prizes, which wtil be paid in go!d
co'n to the winners, while the fact th*t
interest is increasing is demonstrated by
the large increase hi the grand total or
votes, as well as by the increases shos^i
by a numcer of the contestants.
Entries are st!ll cohiing in. however,
and new contestants are being ad^ed U>
the .ist of those who purpose to ga her
in a share of the ?o:d coin d st ibutioa.
Among the late additions to the already
long list is Albe-1 Jones, 448 loth street
sou.hwest, who eerves a weekly magfe
z.ne to a large number of regulaf sub
scribers, and who is. working haird for
some of The Star's r.rize money. Anotlur
is R S Crult, 125 Massa-'fcusett# *veni?
northeast: others are H. C. Evatt, 4^1
M street northwest, and D. W. C'on
logue. 832 R ttenhouse ?.reet, the tw?
last being classed as solicitors.
Each Has a Chance.
Each newcomer in the list of contest
ants has a chince to capture one of thi
prizes, and even the smallest of them ?
well worth the little t me and trouble #>i"
eseary to earn it. The Star's Content
Manager is always ready and anxious to
help with eu: gesaons or plans for djin#
the work more effectively and for get ir.g
better results. If you are already numr
bered among those who are contesting far
a share of the gold coin, why not ask ihe
Contest Manager for a little aid, so as to
increase your chances to capture a prizef
And if you are not amon-jr those who are
earning prizes of glittering gold coin, why
not enter right away?
The reward surely is tempting enoughs
well worth the earning?with Chris mas
coming on and extra money needed for
the g'fts you will wait to buy.
Read the display advertisement in this
issue of The Star; see how easy It is t<j
earn a prise, and then see that your name
is added to the list of those who art
already at work. And do it now.
? i i ? i a
"I'm sorry for pa."
? Why?"
? Sis is going to marry a man who
makes more money than he does."?De
troit Free Press. -

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