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Buchanan street west of 14th Br A HOME BUYER. ?one of the dreams of my life has always been, to some day own and live in my own home. ?The very word home always suggested peace and happiness to me. ?and when I recently had occasion to visit these houses, which I found were built by a reputable builder, I became actually feverish with the desire to become a home owner. ?the project I investigated is some 1*5 minutes' ride to the busi ness center of the city. ?it occupies one of the highest elevations of the entire city, lying between 14th and 16th streets on Buchanan. ?I saw the style and character of home building operation that opened my eyes with wonderment. ?I saw the conditions in which the streets were kept very wide, all macadamized, with beautiful shade trees. ?I saw my intended neighbors were of the stamp of highly cul tured and refined peoples. ?I learned that I could live in this really high-class section and it would cost me little more than my present rent. ?that four years ago this property was sold by the acreage. ?that ground in this vicinity has increased handsomely in value for the present pioneers. ?I found out that with only a small cash payment and balance like rent I could own a home in this section?so here I am. ?that was enough for me?I took a long breath, pulled out my check book and made my first payment on my own home. ?I believe I have the safest type of "life insurance" on earth. In a few years I'll have an ideal home amid pleasant surroundings. I'll have the highest type of neighbors?former bankers, lawyers and retired business men. ?one of the features that thoroughly impressed me was the accessi bility?style of architecture (colonial design). ?another feature was the desirable elevation. ?however, complete information relative to these homes may be obtained from the offices of Phillips & Sager, 715 14th street n.w. ?this section, which lies between 14th and 16th streets n.w. on Buchanan street, appeals to me strongly from a "home and invest ment standpoint. There is every social and educational advantage. ?sample house open for inspection, 1422 Buchanan street. ?6 and 8 rooms. Balance monthlv. Prices, $5,250 to $6,600. Small cash payment. Only 2 Left Wl ivfr v*0#/; . J Make Your Old Furniture Help Pay For the New. How? By This Proven Method-A For Sale MiscellaneotisAd in The Star It will be read by many thousands each day. If you are not satisfied to sell at a loss, then by all means telephone Main 2440?The Star. Ask for the Want Ad Depart ment. An appropriate ad for your furniture for sale will be written and the cost is only one cent a word each day for three insertions. r_? | Little Stories for Bedtime. HOW MIST AH MOCKING BIRD CAME BY HIS VOICE. By Thornton W. Burgess. Peter Rabbit can't keep his tongue still. He simply can't and that is all there is about it. If you want to keep a secret, dnn't tell it to Peter Rabbit. He means All right, does Peter. He doesn't tell pur posely. Oh, my, no! It just pops out be fore he think!*. He is always dreadfully worry then when it is too late, but of course that doesn't undo the mischief which sometimes has been done. Of course lots and lots of times no harm is dpne by Peter's habit of talking. There was none this time. Ol' Mistah Buzzard was sur prised. but there -was no harm to any one. Tou see, it was this way. Peter Rab bit had heard an ugly little whisper that Mistah Mocking Bird, who had just come to live in the Green Forest and on the Green Meadows, had not <ome honestly by his <wonderful voice. Peter had gone s'ralght to ol' Mistah Buzzard and a*ked htm about it. Ol" Mistah Buzzard had told Peter to come back next morning and sfiould hear all about how Mistah Mocking Bird had come by his voice. Peter waa so tickled that he told every body he met. and even went out of his way to tell some. Of course, everybody wanted to hear all about it, and so when ol' Mistah Buzzard came sailing down out of the sky to his favorite tall dead trae in the Green Forest that morning, he found half ti*? little people of the Green Meadow* and the Green Ftorest gathered there. "Once upon a time," began ol* Mistah Buzzard, "all the birds who make their homes up in the no'th had come down so jth to get warm, just like moat of them PILKS CI RED IN ? TO 14 DATS. wUI ?**"?? money if PAZO OINT MENT faUg.10 cor* mmr case of Itching, Blind. Bleeding nVrotrudlng Pile* u f to 14 da/a. &0c! do now every winter. But somehow they were late starting, and the first thing they knew there was ol" Jack Frost a blowing his trumpet and a-twisting the leaves off all the trees. Away thev all started, a-crowding cach other, just as if there wasn't room enough in the air for all of 'cm. Bui it wasn't any use. fo" right on their tail feathers rode ol' Jack Frost. "Of course, every one of them had a cold when they reached mah ol' home 'way down south. Couldn't any one of 'em sing a note, they had such sore th'oats. Now, old Mother Nature used to get all the birds together every year soon after they reached the warm and sunny south for a grand concert, to see If they had been studying their music as they should, and had been taking care of their th'oats aa they ought to. This time they hadn't much more'n shaken ol' Jack Frost oflfen their tail feathers when ol' Mother Nature sent word that she was all ready for the grand concert. "Yo* never did see such a sick looking lot of ibirds In all yo' born days. Here they coqfcln't sing a note, and they hadn't any real good excuce to offer old Mother Nature, because they know that they ought to have started south before they did. About this time along comes a no-account-looking bird, what made his home in the south, and never did go far away from it. He wasn't pretty. "He wore just a common, every-day sort of suit of gray and white, and no body ever did pay much attention to him. They didn't then until he came up bash ful like and offered to sing Mistah Mea dow Lark's solo fo' him in the grand concert. Mistah Meadow Lark would have laughed, only his th'oat was too sore. But this no-account looking bird just opened his mouth and out poured Mistah Meadow Lark's song, sure enough. It seems he had sat around and listened and listened every winter when Mistah Meadow Lark came back south until he could that song just as good as Mistah Meadow Lark hlsself, and it was the same way with Mistah Cardinal and Mistah Red wing. and a whole lot more. "Well, when the time for the grand concert came this little no-account bird hid in a thick tree and sang for Mistah Meadow I^ark and all the others. But yo' can't fool ol' Mother Nature, and it's of no use to try. Her eyes twinkled as she called this po' little no-account bird out before all the other birds and asked him why he had done it. He just hung his head and said, ' 'Cause Ar didn't want they-alls to get in trouble." "Then ol' Mother Nature gave him a new name, and said that he should have the most wonderful voice in all the world, and he should be known as Mistah Mock ing Bird. And it was Just as ol" Mother Nature said. And ol' Mistah Mocking Bird's wonderful voice was handed down to his children and from them to their children, and so on. And that is how mah friend Mocker, whom yo' Ml know, came by his wonderful voice." THOMPSON TO TAKE OATH. Probably Will Become United States Treasurer Next Tuesday. Carmi Thompson, who will succceed Lee McClung as treasurer of the United States, is expected, according to Secre tary MacVeagh, to be sworn In next Tuesday, the day of his return from the north with President Taft. When Mr. Thompson flies his bond, has It approved and then takes the oath of office, the count of the millions of money In the Treasury will begin. Miss Lillian Gertrude Veasey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Eugene Veasey, became the bride of George Washington Dexter, jr., of Baltimore at Pocompks City, Sid.. .Wednesday. _ i (Continued From First Page.) Senator Duncan L". Fletcher, president of the Southern Commercial Congress, and Mrs. Duncan U. Fletcher: Dr. Clarence J. Owens, managing director of the South ern Commercial Congress, and past com mander-in-chief of the United Sons of Confederate Veterans, and Mrs. Owens; William H. Saunders, resident director of the Southern Commercial Congress, and Mrs. Saunders: Representative R. P? Hobson. president of the Southern So ciety of Washington, and Mrs. Hobson; Charles A. Douglas, chairman of the ex ecutive committee of the Southern So ciety of Washington, and Mrs. Doug lasuMiss Nannie Heth, president of the Southern Relief Society of Washington; Mrs. Lizzie George Henderson of Mis sissippi, past president general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; Mrs. Cornelia Branch Stone of Texas, past president general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Mrs. Edward Carl Schnabel of Louisiana, cor responding secretary general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. [ Mrs. Roy W. McKinnev of Kentucky, recording secretary general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; Mrs. C. B. Tate of Virginia, treasurer general of the United Daughters of the Confed eracy; Mrs. Drury C. Ludlow of Wash ington. D. C.. second vice president of the United Daughters of the Confed eracy: Mrs. James B. Gantt of Missouri, registrar general of the United Daugh ters of the Confederacy: Mrs. L. H. Raines of Georgia, custodian of Cross of Honor: Miss Mildred Rutherford of Geor gia, historian general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; Airs. Frank Anthony Walke of Virginia, cus MRS. ALEXANDER B. WHITE. Re-elected President General of tfce f U. D. C. todian of flags and pennants: Mrs. Mat thew T. Scott, president of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Mrs. Wil liam Cumming Story of New York city, Mrs. John Miller Horton, Col. Hilary Herbert, chairman of the Arlington monument committee: Mrs. Marion But ler, president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy of the District of Colum bia; Col. William Jennings Bryan and Mrs. Bryan, Mrs. Champ Clark, Miss M. Frances Saunders, sponsor of the Con federate Veterans; Mrs. Stonewall Jack son, Miss Mary Custis Lee, daughter of Gen. Robert E. Lee; Gen. Bennett H. Young, commander-in-chief of the United Confederate Veterans; Mrs. William J. Behan of Louisiana, president of the Confederate Southern Memorial Associa tion: James P. Norfleet of Tennessee, commander-in-chief of the United South ern Confederate Veterans; Nathan Bed ford Forrest of Tennessee, adjutant gen eral of the United Southern Confederate Veterans. Next Place of Meeting Selected. The selection of New Orleans as the meeting place for the 1913 convention was marked by considerable briskness. After the presentations Mrs. James Henry Parker of New York city an nounced the withdrawal of New York city from the race for the 1913 conven tion. "In the twelve years I have been at tending these conventions '1 have been re peatedly asked when New. York was go ing to invite the convention there," she said. "Now that we have raised Hhe funds for your entertainment and have extended the invitation, you prefer to go to New Orleans, so I withdraw the invi tation." New Orleans was then unanimously chosen for the 1913 convention city, and New York was thanked for "her beauti ful and graceful invitation." The booster committee of New Orelans, which has thus won the convention for next year, is composed of Mrs. P. Gowell, Miss D. Gantreaux, Mrs. D. A. S. V aught, Mrs. J- D. Behan. Mrs. J. B. Harrison. Mrs. E. C. L. Longuire, Mrs. White and Mrs. Austin. One of the most pleasant incidents of the sessions was the election of Mrs. Mary McGlll Rosenburg of Texas as a life patron saint of the association. Memorial Funds Considered. Taking of subscriptions to the Shiloli and Arlington monument funds occupied much of the time of the sessions. Eight een hnudred dollars was subscribed for the Shiloh monument and $2,500 toward the Arlington monument. The delegates adopted several resolu tions, among which were two providing for a donation of $1,000 each to the Ar lington and Shiloh monument funds. An other, presented by the Texas delega tion, made January 19 of each year "Robert E. Lee day," when Confederate seals, sold by the seals commission of the association, will be placed on every piece of mail sent out by a member of the as sociation. The report of the seals com mission. read by Mrs. Henry Durr of Alabama, showed that the commission has a balance of $803.69 in its treasury, and that there are nearly 1,000,000 seals of the Confederacy on hand to be sold. Among the reports which came before the convention for action were twenty four state reports and the reports of the various convention committees, including the executive committee, presented by Mrs. Frank G. Odenheimer; cross of honor, Mrs. John W. Tench; finance, Mrs. James Y. Leigh; stationery. Mrs. J. W. Clapp: emblems, mottoes and historical souvenirs, Mrs. Mary Cecil Cantrell. Reports of State Divisions. Reports also were received from the state divisions and from the chapters in states which have no divisions. Miss Mildred Lewis Rutherford of Athens, Ga., made a report for the his torian general and took occasion to urge strongly me complete separation of the ladles' Memorial Association from the U. D. C., declaring the two organi zations are absolutely distinct and should be kept so Ijocal delegates were interested in the presentation to the convention yesterday afternoon of Mrs. Mary Merriam of tills city, who was publicly thanked for invit ing the 1912 convention to the city of Washington. The presentation of flowers to the act ing president general, Mrs. Frank G. Odenheimer, by the Children of the Con federacy was a feature of the evening session. There were sufficient flowers to cover completely one end of the stage in the large ballroom of the New Willard. Announcement was made at the even* | lng session that each member of the or ganization should give DO cents toward the Arlington monument fund during the next year. If this is done it is expected by Hilary A. Herbert and the members of his committee that sufficient money will be raised to defray all the expenses, incident to the erection of the monument. The convention last night gave a ris ing vote of thanks to President Taft for his activities In behalf of the Arlington monument. . A suitable memorial to mark the birth place of Jeerson Davis, president of the Confederacy, was proposed in the report of Mrs* Charlotte iw borne Woodbury, president of the Kentucky division, the state which claims the honor of his na tivity. Jefferson Davis was born in what is now Todd county, at a spot where a small town called Fairview has since grown up. The Jefferson Davis Home Association, Mrs. Woodbury reported, an organization | composed of men and women, has already i purchased a park of nineteen acres, j around which a stone wall is now in i course of building. The organization has I $."i,000 in hand, and would double this i amount to pay for a memorial. No de- j sign has been chosen, some advocating a j monumental shaft and others a memorial | building. The exact spot occupied by the Davis home has now a church built over it. The ground was given by the Davis family in perpetuity, and it was to dedicate this Baptist house of worship that President Davis made his last trip to Kentucky. Kentucky division 'suggested that each chapter of the U. D. C. contribute $1 a year for a period of five years to raise the needed funds. The Jefferson Davis highway, 300 miles of good road, is now being constructed in the vicinity and leading to the park. It is the ambition of the promoters of the project to make the spot a place of rest and recreation and a patriotic shrine. One-half the money raised has been contributed by Kentucky. The presentation of an engraving of Gen. R. E. Lee to the University of Washington was the occasion of bitter antagonism from the veterans of the G. A. R., it is stated in the report of Mrs. Kate Henderson Dalton Smith, president of the Washington state division. "When the picture goes on the wall, go place the flag at half-staff?" was the sentiment expressed by the G. A. R. com mittee which appealed to the regents of the university to prevent acceptance of the gift. The engraving was received, however, Mrs. Smith records, in the spirit of con cilation with which it was offered. SoQth Carolina division, in the report of the president, Mrs. A. T. Smythe, tells of the unveiling of a .bronze memorial to Carolina women.in the state house grounds at Columbia, A Confederate home, built and furnish ed by public subscription, is the labor of the Oklahoma division reported by the state president, Mrs. Bertie EI Davis. Sixty-nine veterans, and some of them with their wives, are interned in the home. The organization has made a de termined attempt to oust history text ! books regarded as unfair to the south 1 from the public schools. Offers of pic tures of southern heroes, intended for the decoration of the walls of school rooms, are frequently refused by the authori ties. By waiting for the substitution of school boards of broader views the dis tribution of such memorials has been ex tended satisfactorily. Beautiflcation of the Prairie Grove bat tlefield has been the especial work under taken by the Arkansas division. Mrs. Myrtle Kyle Lockhart Sloan, president, reports. A memorial window, in honor of Arkansas' boy hero. David Owen Dodd, has been placed in the new state house. Preservation of the old state house will be one of the labors that the division will undertake. FAIR DAUGHTERS AS PAGES. List of Those Who Served During Convention Week. The pages who served during the con vention were fair young daughters of the southland. In this bouquet of loveliness it is unfair to single out any one as sur passing in attractiveness where all seem equally so. But some of them are more in evidence than others, due to the active duties assigned. Among these was a Washington girl, Miss Mary Younger. Miss Evelyn Daniels was from Philadel phia, but she clings to the traditions of the southland. Miss Nora D. Randolph was the page especially assigned to the acting president general. She is from Richmond, Va. Another attractive Washington girl, one of the pages of the acting president general, was Miss Olive Willis. Norfolk, Va.. had a pretty representation in Miss Laura Speight. Others whose identity has been discovered and who belong in the roll of belles were Miss Mary Chew, Miss Helen Stuart Griffith, Miss ISva Peyton and Miss Pansy Wilson, most of them Washington girls. Mrs. S. A. Willis, chairman of the pages, and her vice chairman. Miss Ida Bowie, may also be placed in this fair company. Among the pages who served the act'ng president general were: Miss Mildred White of Paris, Tenn.: Miss Marie Talbott of Paris, Ky.; Miss Eliza beth Sloan of Sloan, Ark.; Miss Annie Seymour Jones, and Miss Darlington of Washington. Other pages were Miss Nell Baggett, Miss Agra Bennett, Misses Kate and Hattle Bowie. Miss Charlotte Coles, Miss Gay, Miss Hicks, Miss Edith Jarboe, Miss Anna Marschalk, Miss Massie, Miss Nesbit, Miss Inez Ryan, Miss Annie Selden, Miss Isabel Sinclair, Miss Etta Taggart, Miss Josie Vann, Miss Nancy Weeks, Miss Margaret Young. Miss Zea, Miss Margaret Williams, Miss, Tantham, Miss Mildred Newman, Misses Caroline and Lucy Morton, Miss Virginia Griffith. Miss Douglas, Miss Mary K. Compton, Miss Marie M. Brown, " Miss Barbara Brewer and Miss Ruth Bowie. OF INTEREST TO TJ. D. C. Item in Old Paper Tells of Flag Presentation. An item of historical purport was pub lished in an old Memphis journal, the Avalanche of May 17. 1861, which is of in terest to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. It is a narrative of the presentation of a first Confederate flag to Gen. Patrick Cleburne of Arkansas and his battalion, in Camp Rector, near Mem phis, Tenn. The camp was located on the Arkan sas side of the Mississippi river. The troops were drawn up in front of the stand erected for the occasion. The little lady or schoolgirl who had been appoint ed for this ceremony by two committees, one of Little Rock and the other of Pine Bluff, Ark., the account says, gave a most excellent and brilliant address. This was Miss Lillian Rozell, who early became an authoress, and Hong since known north and south as Lillian Rozell Messenger. Washington city has been her home since sho lost her husband, j North A. Messenger, some years ago. At the close of the address given with the flag. Gen. Cleburne, Capt. C. H. Carl ton and Col. McRae made responses to Miss Rozell. A salute of nine guns was fired in compliment to her and the occa sion. The address and a description of the scene and Its details were reproduced from the old paper in the Nashville Confeder ate Veteran Magazine of May, 1898. The motto on the flag, "Our Hearts Are With You," was printed on the white stripe in gold. | Notes of the Convention. f * 4 Mrs. May Farish McKinney, recording secretary general of the United Daugh ters of the Confederacy, is the daughter of Alexander Allen Farish, who entered the service of the Confederacy at the first call, enlisting in Company L, 5th Ten nessee Volunteer Infantry. At the bat tle of Perryville, in 1802, he was seriously wounded, losing his right arm, and was captured by the enemy. Upon being ex changed in February. 1803, he was hon- I orably discharged, but immediately re- j enlisted, joining Cheatham's command, in which he served until the end. of the war. Three brothers of Mrs. McKinney's mother, Florence Goaldman Farish, were all in the Confederate army. The father of Mrs. Farish, though past the requisite age, was about to enlist in 1861, when his death occurred. Mrs. McKinney's mother devoted herself to the cause, sewing and working for the soldiers, nursing the sick and wounded. Mrs. McKinney early took up United Daughters of the Confederacy work and became a member of the organization fourteen years ago. She became presi dent of the Paducah, Ky., chapter, the second chapter in the state, which office she held for two years. President of Kentucky division for two years she was also chairman of the his torical commiteee, and has been treasurer for five years of the Shiloh monument committee, and recording secretary gen eral United Daughters of the Confederacy tor two yeara. Mrs. McKinney has trreat executive ability. In her hands th? of fice of recording secretary general has been admirably conducted. Mrs. James Pryor Tarvin was first vice president of the Kentucky division with Mrs. McKinney. She was also chairman of the constitutional committee, the most important committee of the state divi sion at that time. Mrs. Tarvin Is ths widow of Judge Tarvin of the Kentucky circuit bench. She is now domiciled in "Washington, D. C. One of the busy and efficient bureaus of the convention is the information booth, in charge of Mrs. Archibald Young. It began its work Saturday, and its labors continue throughout the week. An endless variety of duties have been assigned the bureau. The members have answered questions ranging from the dynasty of Ramesfs I down to the way to get to Alexandria. Mrs Young has been ably assisted by Miss Fannie Weeks, vice chairman.; Mrs. Warrington King, Mrs. J. L Monroe. Mrs. E. E. Fisher, Mrs. Charles V. Petteys. Mrs. Walter P. Ramsey, Mrs. F. H. Elmore, Mrs. E. F. Parham and Miss E. Daniels. From Florida a large delegation has come to the convention. The chairman of the delegation is the state president. Miss Esther Carlotta, a Sister of Charity of the order of the Society of the Renun ciation of the Episcopal Church, well known for work among poor and home less girls, and for devotion to the memo rial work of the Daughters of the Con federacy. Sister Esther Carlotta is rated as a brilliant speaker and as a writer in both prose and poetry. A parliamentarian of ability, she is the author of a manual of parliamentary law and has for two years served as chairman of jurisprudence for the U. D. C. and is still a member of that committee, also serving this year on the finance committee. For four successive years she has been elected president of the Florida Division, U. D. C., and under her guidance work in the state has grown and prospered. Mrs. Clarence W. Maxwell of Jackson ville Is state treasurer for the Florida U. D. C., a charter member of the char ter chapter of Florida, Martha Reid No. 1!>. Mrs. J. D. Sinclair and Mrs M. E. Drew are two other members of this chapter, the former an executive officer of ability, the latter a well known writer. Mrs. Robert Howard Gamble, another member of the Florida delegation,' Is a member of a distinguished Tallahassee family, a woman of charming personal ity and the widow of the chief of the famous Gamble's Artillery of Florida. Mrs. W. H. Dial and Mrs. J. S. Vann represent Elizabeth Harris Chapter of Madison, Fla. Mrs. Dial is closely re lated to several families of Virginia and is known in Richmond society circles, while Mrs. Vann now makes her home in Washington. Gainesville, the university town of Flor ida. is represented by Mrs. A. R. Harper, Mrs. J. D. Stringfellow and Mrs. G. K. Broom, all prominent members of J. J Finley Chapter. U. D. C. Mrs. T. J. Darracott represents Lake land, while Miss Elizabeth Grady comes from Apalachicola, Fla. Mrs. R. P. Nelms and Mrs. J. C. Miller, from Jacksonville, representing two of Florida's younger chapters, charming women and enthusiastic Daughters of the Confederacy, make up the full comple ment of the Florida delegation. Mis? Alice A. Bristol gave a reception to the Daughters Thursday afternoon. Receiving with here were Mrs. Lizzie George Henderson of Mississippi, former president general; Mrs. James A. Roun saville of Georgia, former president gen eral: Mrs. E. F. Rose, president of the Mississippi division; Mrs. Woodbury, president Kentucky division; Mrs. Mary Cecil Cantrill of Kentucky, Miss Nannie Randolph Heth, president of the South ern Relief Society; Mrs. John Miller Horton, Mrs. Boutelle, wife of the United States minister to Switzerland; Mrs. Gore, wife of Senator Gore of Oklahoma: Mrs. James Henry Parker, president of the New York Chapter, the chapter that has extended an invitation to the gen eral association to entertain in 1913; Mrs Merwin, former president District of Columbia division; Mrs. Walker of Nor folk, custodian of the flags. Mrs. Matthew T. Scott was prevented by a meeting of the Baltimore D. A. R. committee from being in the receiving line. William Jennings Bryan and Mrs. Bry an called during the afternoon. Miss Mary B. Peppenbring of South Carolina, chairman of the educational committee, and Mrs. James Pryor Tar vin of Kentucky introduced the guests' to Miss Bristol. "A resolution submitted to the commit tee on resolutions sets forth "that the president of this convention shall appoint a committee of five to confer with ap propriate authorities of the Home for Needy Confederate Women of Richmond, Va? to consider the advisability of the transfer of this home to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, upon terms and conditions, legal and equitable, as may be agreed upon, and report the re sult of this conference to the next ses sion of this convention." In support of the resolution the follow ing argument was presented by the Vir ginia delegation: "The growing demand for admission into the Home for Needy Confederate Women at Richmond, by feeble, aged and penniless women of the sixties, quickens our desire to enlarge this work. This Is impossible save in a limited manner*with out additional income. "This institution, which celebrated its twelfth anniversary October 15, was founded for the care and maintenance of the destitute wives, widows, sisters and daughters of Confederate women in our state, and there are few similar institu tions in the south. This home has shel tered and supported fifty-eight to sixty women who would otherwise have been on the cold charity of the world, and of this number one is from New York, one from California, one from Kentucky, one from North Carolina and one from the District of Columbia. "It is the earnest hope of its board of directors that this home shall become the work and property of the United Daugh ters of the Confederacy, sheltering the women from every section of our country whose condition merits such a support. Mrs. Arthur E. Johnson entertained at a tea Thursday afternoon for the United Daughters of the Confederacy delegates. She was assisted in receiving by Mrs Belva A. Lockwood. Mrs. H. L. Hodgklns, Mrs. Ellis Logan, Mrs. Grace Porter Hop kins, Mrs. Shelton, Mrs. Josephine Rich, Mrs. Lawrence Qulrollo, and Mrs. J. Mil ler Horton. Mrs. J. W. Wrenn and Mrs. C. C. Galloway poured tea. The other assistants were Mrs. Wilbur Hinman, Mrs. M. C. Latta, Mrs. Emmart, Mrs. Van Castrel, Miss Heider, Miss Margaret Emmart, Miss Carlotta Qulrollo, Misses Augusta and Anna Magruder, Emma No len and Helen Hopkins. The parlors were decorated in yellow chrysanthemums and autumn leaves, and in the dining room the table had a centerpiece of tea roses, the color scheme being carried out in the Refreshments. Several hundred guests called during the afternoon. IN HONOR OF DELEGATES, United Confederate Veterans Give Reception to Visitors. A reception was held by Camp 171, United Confederate Veterans, at Confed erate Memorial Hall, 1H22 Vermont ave nue, last night, in honor of the delegates to the convention of the Daughters of the Confederacy. Six or seven hundred guests were present. An elaborate luncheon was served. The visitors were received by Thomas W. Hungerford, commander of the camp; Miss Nannie Randolph Heth. sponsor; Capt. Fred Beali. first lieutenant com mander; D. C. Grayson, second lieuten ant commander; H. H. Marmaduke, adju tant; R S. Denny, financial secretary; Edward P. Jones and other members of the camp. The committee in charge of the recep tion consisted of Capt. Fred Beall, John T. Callaghan. Capt. John M. Hlckey, Lor ick Pierce and Orlando Smith, assisted by Mrs. George S. Covington, Mrs. John T. Callaghan, Mrs. J. E. Mulcare, Mrs. E. P. Jones, Mrs. Belle Riley, Miss Zoie Beall and Miss Frances Weeks. Longworth's Campaign Expenses. Representative Nicholas Longworth of Ohio, who was defeated for re-election by 97 votes, spent $1,500 in his campaign, according to a report received yesterday by the clerk of the House of Representa tive*. His opponent. Stanley B^Bowdle, reported that lie spent |867. \ At the Ebbitt Cafe Tonight You can be sure of accommoda tion?for we open the handsome Crystal and Ovnx Dining Rooms for Cafe service after-the-theater. The Operatic Four and Miss Clara Xaecker will render a musi cal programme of popular and classical selections?while you are being served from the spe rjallv arranged menus. <Q. F. Sclhutt, Proprietor, "SCHOOL HYGIENE" HIS TOPIC. Dr. Heck to Deliver Addresses at Leesburg. S'peci?l Correspondence of Th?* Star. LEESBl'RG, Va., November lt> 1012. Dr. W. H. Heck of the department of education. University of Virginia, will lecture to tha pupils of the Leesburg High School on "school Hygiene" at 10 o'clock Monday morning. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon he will address the mother, patrons and friends of the school. information has been received here of the death of "William Myers, a former resident of Loudoun county, which oc curred In Poolesville, Md., Monday, from typhoid fever. He is survived by two brothers and three sisters, Mrs. Morning star of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Shu maker and Mrs. Shroy of Lucketts, Ish Myers of Leesburg and George Myers of Point of Rocks, Md. The annual parish meeting of the mem bers of St. James' Episcopal Church was held at the church Wednesday even ing. Mrs. Mary Catherine Compher died at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Reta Shry, near Tayiorstown, at the age of seventy-two. She is survived by two sons and Ave daughters. Burial was at the Lutheran Church, Lovettsvilie, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Burke. Mrs. N. C. Purcell and Miss Ida Beuchler attended the meeting of the National United Daughters of the Con federacy in Washington, D. C., during the past week as delegates from the Loudoun chapter. The Young Friends' Association will hold a meeting at Lincoln Sunday, No vember 24.. The subject for discussion is "Personal Affairs Against Community Responsibility." DELIVERING WINTER SUPPLIES Lighthouse Service Fleet Prepares for Freezing Weather. The vessels of the lighthouse service fleet are still busily employed in deliver ing supplies to the light vessels and light stations In the fifth district, in prepara tion for the coming of freezing weather. The steamer Maple, Capt. Miles, is at Baltimore from a cruise among the lights on Chesapeake bay, and as soon as she can take aboard another load of supplies she will sail on another cruise to portions of the bay not visited on her last trip. The steamer Holly, which this week carried supplies from Portsmouth, .Va., to the tender Jessamine, employed in re building the Cedar point light station on Cheasapeake bay, will go to Baltimore to take on supplies for Chesapeake bay stations. The tender Orchid has sailed from Norfolk with supplies for the light ships on the Diamond shoal and Cape Lookout stations on the North Carolina coast. Bids recently submitted to the light house authorities for repair work to lightship No. 80, now at Baltimore from the Cape Lookout station, have been re jected by the lighthouse authorities. BURIED AT HER OLD HOME. Body of Mrs. Frances A. Daniel Taken to Leesburg. Special CorreBpondenco of The ?lar. LEESBURG, Va., November lti, 1012. The body of Mrs. Frances A. Daniel, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dora Senee, near Accotink, Va., was brought to Leesburg Thursday and interred in Union cemetery. The services at the grave were conducted by Rev. William M. Waters of the Metho dist Church. Mrs. Daniel was the widow of Lemuel Daniel. Death was due to a complication of diseases. She formerly lived in Leesburg, and is survived by a daughter and three sons, Mrs. Lance and daughter and three sons, Mrs. Senee tind county. Daniel T. Hourihane has been made treasurer of Leesburg, to succeed Karl W. Hickman, resigned. The residence of Harry B. Chamblin, in the eastern suburbs of Leesburg, is about completed, and Mr. Chamb in and family will take possession in the near future. They have been occupying the Loudoun Club house during the erection of their new home, having sold their residence on Cornwall street to William B. Caviness a few months ago. MAKING FIRST VOYAGE. Luxurious Steamship Vestris Push ing Way to New York. What Is described as the latest and largest addition to the fleet of steamers plying between North and South Ameri can ports, the Vestris, of the Lamport and Holt line, is due to arrive in New York harbor early Monday morning, on her first trip from South America. The Vestris was launched last May at Belfast, Ireland. The vessel is of 11,50" tons burden, is 522 feet in length, with a 62 foot beam, and has accommodations for 280 first, 100 second and 4?> third class passengers. The steamship will ply between New York and ports in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, and is said to be the most luxurious steamship in the South American trade. SEVEN ARE FREED. Two Girls in Party Entombed All Night in Mine in Utah. SALT LAKE CITY, November IB-Two young women, members of a party of four sightseers, were rescued with three miners after being imprisoned all nipht by a cave-in at the Old Horn silver mine, at Frisco, Beaver county. The young women are Daisy and Hazel Alexander, daughters of Roy Alexander, mine foreman. They were accompanied < by David Banks and Arnold Robinson, guided by Jamss Paley, a mine employe, on an inspection of the working. These were In the 300-foot level when an earth slide closed the exit of the mine and en tombed them and two miners at work in the lower levels. The sightseers were able to communi cate with the surface through the air pipes and announced that they were un injured and had a supply of water and food. * Rescue work was started at once by a corps of sixty miners, and after al>-niuht work all of the entombed persons were taken from the mine uninjured. Frisco is al?out l.V> miles south of Salt Lake City. The Horn silver mine was once one of the richest silver minus in the west. A New Stomach DSgestans Infuse Your Worn=Out Stomach With New Life and Health. Good digestion waits on th'wo who arc alw?y? well, ami It will wait on tlio*<? wiiono ?tontarli noils renewing and who wlH p't- at any dru^ store?a 10c or I*."-- t*>\ of POND'S TABLET DIGEST ANS So nutter lmw you have attuned or overworked , your stomach with overeating or Irregular habit". I IVnd's lUgcntauK will renew the plearore* of I Rood digest ion. Any druggittt or doctor In \Va*h ' ington will tell you that a prescription like Dl g<-stnns. containing I'epsln. (Jentlan. 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It is doubtful if any city in the country is getting rid of Its population of back alley serenaders as fast as is Washington. One month is as well adapted to the work of collecting useless felines as another, say the pound officials, and there will be no let-up in the activities in this direc tion. The pound has been completely installed in the new quarters erected on ?outh Capitol street between II and 1 streets, at a cost of $10.0)0. Although the right of the District to erect the structure at this point has been questioned by Attorney General Wicker sham, the Commissioners ao not antici pate any difficulty In satisfactorily ad justing the matter. It is announced that the old pound building, in the line of street, at New York-avenue northwest, will be removed. This building was in use for nearly forty years. NEW AIDS TO NAVIGATION. Lighthouse Service Arranges for New Beacons Along Potomac. j To aid mariners navigating the Potomac ! riv.-r in the night time the lighthouse au thorities have established a new light to mark the lower end of the Kettle Bottom shoals. The new light, which was estab lished November 11. gas buoy No. 9A. is in about four and one-half fathoms about one mile from Kettle Bottom shoals lower bell buoy PS. It Is a conical gas buoy with pyramidal skeleton superstructure, showing an occulting white light of about ten candlepower, with ten seconds lig'it and ten seconds eclipse. The light will I be by a lense, burning oil gas. j Early in the coming week live beac< n ' Pghts will be established in the west branch and three beacons In the south of the Yeocomico river, one of the tribu taries of the Potomac, near its mouth, on the Virginia side. While the new beacons will be of aid to all vessels going In and out of the waterway, they are erected pri marily for the convenience of the steam ers of the Maryland, Delaware and Vir ginia Railroad Company, between this city and Baltimore, which stop at the landings In the Yeocomico and they will be maintained by that company. At the expense and to be maintained by the Maryland Steel Company, the bureau of lighthouses announces that on or about November 18 a trial course will be es tablished In the bay over which the steel company ran make tests of its produc tions. It will be off Kent Island, with a first-class spar buoy at each end to mark the limits. They will be marked 'JOB on the southerly end and 150C on the north. ON PARENTS' ORDER. Cumberland Boys in Custody Here as Fugitives. Just as Carl Schleuess and Walter Bus sard, each fifteen years old, of Cumber land. 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