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AT INAUGURATION TIME Tentative Plans of Civic Com mittees to Entertain Visitors. Inauguration week, next March, also is to be "home-coming week" if the plans of Isaac Gans, chairman Of the publicity committees of the Chamber ? ?f Commerce and Retail Merchants' As sociation, and the members of his com mittees are carried Into effect. Mr. <Ians said today that he believed a "home-coming week" at the time of the inauguration of Wilson and Marshall would be a big success. "March 4. inauguration day. fal's on Tuesday next year." said Mr. Gans, "and we believe that it will be pos sible to extend public entertainments over the entire week, making welcome ?all those persons who come to Wash ?' ngton for inauguration. Thousands of persons who have lived In Washington will be glad of the opportunity to re iurn to the city and renew old ac quaintances and see old friends. "In addition to tInaugural ball, which is to be held Tuesday night, ?venlngs could be set apart for fire works on the ellipse south of the White House, for a carnival on Penn sylvania avenue, for a concert and for :i torchlight procession. Other enter tainments for the visitors to the city may be arranged also." Mr. Gans said that he intended to push the plans for a home-coming week ahead as fast as possible.. CHARGED WITH ASSAULT. Theatrical Manager Said to Have Struck Piano Player. Wliiiam S. Bu-ke, piano player at a lo ? al theater, is in Emerg- ncy Hospital In a ? rltical condition, and Bert Weston, a theatrical manager, is held without bond, charged with assaulting Burke. The al leged assault was committed following trouble the two had in the theater. According to Policeman Lee of the first prec net, who arrested Weston, the trou ble started at a rehearsal yesterday morn ing. Weston, who was to take charge of next week's production, walked Into the theater, where he was not known and, according to the policeman, ordered Burke, who was at the p ano, to play a ? ertain selection. Burke refused, and Weston placed one of the chorus girls at the piAno Burke left the theater, and was crossing ?' street, near the theater, when Weston ran out after him, it is alleged, and struck him on the side of the head. Wes ton went to a hotel, where Policeman l.ee arrested him. He was at the Police ?"ourt today, but was not arraigned, the case having been continued. PLEAS OF NOT GUILTY. Arraignments Before Justice Staf ford on Charge of Conspiracy. I'leas of not guilty were entered today by Samuel J. Masters, John B. Klnncar, Biou H. Cohill, Charles A. Hartman and Frank T. Kvana, when arraigned before Justice Stafford in Criminal Court No. 1 to answer an Indictment for conspiracy, in connection with the transfer of cer tain assets of the Workmen of the World to the Royal Insurance Company. Mr. Klnnear and Mr. Masters also pleaded not guilty to another indictment, charging embezzlement of the funds of the fraternal organization. Attorneys Wilton J. Lambert, W. G. Gardiner and J. L. Whlteford appeared for the defendants. Miss Mary C. Mentzer of Williamsport, Md., and Marian F. Rickard of Hagers-. town were married Wednesday. LEADING LIGHTS IN PLAYERS' CLUB. LEFT TO RIGHT?DR. PALL W. EVANS, INCORPORATOR; COL. MYRON M. PARKER, PRESIDENT, AND EDWARD J. WALSH, VICE PRESIDENT. EXERCISES AT OPENING, HOME OF PLAYERS' CLUB Typical Housewarming Pro gram Participated in by the Members and Others. The Players' Club, composed of musical and dramatic talent In the amateur cir cles of Washington, and others interest ed, celebrated the formal opening of its new clubhouse at 1340 New York avenue northwest with a "housewarming" last evening. After an opening address by Dr. Paul W. Evans and an address by Vice President Edward J. Walsh?in the absence of President Myron M. Parker? a program of musical and dramatic num bers was presented. Vocal and Instrumental Numbers. Mi?s Mary Sherier, who has just return ed from a tour with the United States Marine Ba d as its soloist, sang "The Cry of Rachael" for a solo number and .n the quartet from "?lgoletto" and the double sextet from "Lucia di Lammer moor." The quartet included Miss Brett, Mr. Bowie and Mr. Hammer, who aiso took part in the double sextet, which also included Mrs. Van Riper, Mrs. Pierce, Mr. Whittemore, Mr. Gilder, Mr. Klein, Mr. Carbaugh, Mr. Gardner and Mr. Moore. A duet from "Aida," by Miss Agnes C. Whelan and Miss Richie McLean; piano solo by Louis A. Potter, jr.; the "Medl tat.on" from "Thais," violin solo by Sol Minster, with vocal solos by Earl Car baugh. Joseph G. Whittemore and Ar thur H. Dqioert, and a character song by Arthur B. Pierce were other offerings of the evening. Committee in Charge. The entertainment committee was com posed of James A. White, Jr., chairman; Earl Carbaugh, Carl Buttman, Miss Anna Brett, Miss Kitty Tennent and Miss Pep per. Officers of the club are Myron M. Par ker, president; Edward J. Walsh, vice president; George A. Bentley. corre sponding secretary; Howard R. Van Law, recording secretary; Norman P. Foster, treasurer, and Dr. Paul W. Evans, Capt. Warren Dean, U. S. A.; George H. O'Con nor, Carl H. Buttman, Samuel T. Klaw ans, Odell L. Whipple and James D. F. Schneider, incorporators, with Donald M. McLeran, librarian. Automobile Damaged. The automobile owned by Samuel Ross, llth and G streets northwest, and op erated by O. V. Alexander, colored, was damaged to the extent of about $50, when another automobile, operaed by an un identified person, collided with it yester i day afternoon, at 13th street and M&ssa i chusetta avenue northwest. BUMS GET MIRY Loss of Mrs. Duncan About $300?Several Other Robberies. Burglars entered the house of Mrs. i Annie M. Duncan, 125 Tennessee avenue j northeast, during her absence last night between 0:30 and 9:30 o'clock and stole jewelry and silverware valued at ai>out 1300. It is thought they gained entrance with a duplicate key. As soon as Mrs. Duncan reached home she saw that an intruder had been there. Every room in the house had been visited, i Raymond E. Oden, 603 Irving street northwest, reported to thfe police the loss of a black sable muff and neckpiece. He told the police the furs were stolen while ; his effects were being moved from 966 | Florida avenue northwest to liis present address. Complaint was made to the police last night that the vacant house at 12M lijt.i street northwest had been robbed of lead pipe connections during the past two weeks Miss Rose Eberly, 17 Randolph street northwest, lasj night asked the police to recover a child's bicycle which, she stated, was taken from in front of No. 12 engine house. A barrel of flour, six dozen cans of corn and tomatoes, about $3 worth of oranges and j^rape fruit and ten dozen e*gs we.e stolen from the store of John Carrell, 1436 P street northwest, last night. En trance was gained by forcin . a rear door. The police believe the thieves ussd a wagon to haul away their loot. COACH GOES ON WARPATH. Virginian and Able Assistant Fall Into Ciutches of Police. K. Yancy, one of the coaches of the | Virginia foot ball team, which arrived in Washington last night to do battle with the Georgetown braves today, started a preliminary battle at the new | Fredonia Hotel last night, according j to the police of the first precinct. At i his right hand throughout the fray . was some ardent Virginia supporter, whose name on the station blotter is "John J. Johnson." The trouble at the hotel is said to have originated from a dispute with a waiter about whether or not the bill for certain things the men had con sumed had been settled. The battle raged throughout several apartments of the hotel, the combatants consisting mainly of the two Virginia men, the manager of the hotel, and Asa S. Cheek, the proprietor. The Virginians were ar rested by Policeman Downs and Mount ed Policeman Mansfield of the first pre cinct. Yancy and "Johnson" appeared at the Police Court this morning. Asa S. Cheek also was present, and decided to withdraw the assault charge placed against them. The men, after inviting the prosecuting attorney. Ralph Given, to go to the game with them, left court, forfeiting their collateral in the case charging disorderly conduct. THE SMOKE NUISANCE. I?THECRUSADE FOR ITS ABATEMENT By Frederic J. H .skin. ? - - - ? The investigation of the problems of smoke and smoke abatement just com pleted by the University ot Pittsburgh promises to constitute an epoch-making event in the world-wide crusade against the evils of unnecessary smoke. Taking up all the phases of the problem and making a thorough study of the influence of smoke upon health, wealth and well being, in American cities in general, and in Pittsburgh in particular, the experts of the university have given to the world a series of papers that will prove to be a very arsenal of arguments against the continuation of the useless and terribly wasteful pollution of the air by unneces sary smoke. Few movements for civic betterment have yielded such quick results as may already be credited to the crusaders against the smoke nuisance. Where cities j once pointed with pride to the smoking j chimneys of their factories as evidence j of the prosperity there abiding, now they point with shame to the spectac.e, and seek by law to abate the smoke as a nuisance. While most municipalities have found some trouble in enforcing their ordinances against the smoke nuisance, on the other hand they have been greatly aided by the Immediate and direct returns smoke prevention makes to the furnace owners who Join the movement. The profits of smoke prevention are not so remote as the profits of clean cities or so obscure as the profits of disease-prevent ing crusades. They are evident from month to month, evident In reduced coal bills, which the factory owner regards as too high at best. * * Smoking chimneys are no longer fash ionable In the engineering world. They proclaim imper Smoking Chimneys feet installation . , , , or poor fireman Out Of Fashion, ship. The man who today installs a new furnace regards a smoking chimney as a perpetual In dictment against him, while the man who Is responsible for the firing system knows | that it proclaims his inefficiency to his | professional brethren. The factory own ' er himself knows that it tells more of the Inefficiency of his establishment than a hundred wayside signs could tell of tlie merit of lt9 product. Wherever one picks up an engineering journal he flnus instances related of the saving of money by factories and office buildings where the smoke nuisance Is abated. Kere a factory tells of saving one-fifth its coal bill by Improved methods of firing; there a railroad shows It has moved thousands of tons more freight with thousands of tons less coal because of Its abatement of unnecessary smoke; a bank describes a simple method by which it helps along the movement for civic betterment and cuts down tho ex pense uf operating its plant simply by installing smoke consumers. I One by one cities have enacted laws to abate the sr..-^e nuisance and have pro i vlded machinery for their enforcement, until today only such places as are con tent to live with a reputation as being "only manufacturing towns," are to be found wlthoutYsome ordinance controlling the smoke nuisance. New York has such a law and it has been enforced so effectu ally as to encourage other cities. The public heaK'i officer says nothing is left to be desired *n the manner of Its en forcement. Whether the violator has been some ?ast Siue tenement house own er or a big traction company, fines have been imposed and preventive measures demanded. * * * St. Louis has been investigating the subject and one of the best reports brought out St. Louis Makes has been is Inquiry Into Subject. l"?m Situ" In its investigation one big merchant said that he loses from 74 to 124 Per cent on the cost of his dry goods as a result of damages from smoke. Another merchant declared that it cost twice as much to keep his store and stock clean in St. Louis as it costs an eastern merchant with approximately the same stock and floor space. The public librarian declared that the damage to the books in the pub lic library amounts to $10,000 a year, and a book and stationery store placed its loss at the same figure. One of the arguments used against smoke prevention efforts in St. Louis was ?hat it would yield no important results to the public at large because East St. Louis, situated across the Mississippi, was not planning any similar crusade But investigation showed that less than 10 per cent of St. Louis' smoke came from across the river. The city now has anti-smoke ordinances that have been | declared constitutional, and boasts of more than a thousand plants equipped with smoke-preventing devices. Chicago is laying the foundations for a great smoke abatement crusade, which will extend even to the extinction of the smoke-spouting railroad locomotive in that city, if the plans go not awry. It is proposed to electrify all of the railroad terminals of the city. An average of nearly seventeen hundred locomo'lves are at work In the 105 railroad yards of the Windy city, and with its characteristic determination to do well whatever It un dertakes, the city proposes to abolish them along with *he smoking factory ch'mney. The committee having the situ ation In charge now has a smoke labora tory rigged up on a motor truck, and the chemist in charge is going about the city gathering samples of air and analyzing them. * & * Cleveland has abated more than 50 per cent of its smoke in the last few years, and Milwau i Progress Made in kee is wtt ! Eliminating Smoke. TxImio?*'of ! smoke-consuming plants in about a hun I dred establishments each year. Wash ' ington is making gratifying progress in the elimination of smoke. While the ef ' fort of the District Commissioners to In l duce Congress to require tho electrlfica ? tlon of the railroad terminals failed be j cause of the representation of the rail ' road companies that electrification was impracticable?a representation thorough ' ly disproved by the Pennsylvania and | New York Central experience in New i York?careful firing with hard coal has j helped the situation a great deal. The j District Commissioners showed that ' smoke prevention, like charity, may he ! gin at home, by installing In the new j municipal building a .smoke-consuming piant that has given perfect satisfaction * * ? One of the most interesting instances of what a big factory may do in the way of p r e v e n ting Example Offered smoke is afford by Chicago Plant. ^ecl^c pJt'Tn Chicago, having furnaces for 10,000 horse power boilers. It uses mechanical stok ers, and Its chimneys have been so free from smoke that men owning establish ments In the neighborhood stoutly maintained that it had not been In opera tion for six months. They based their opinion upon the fact that no smoke had Issued from the chimneys in that time. Cincinnati has met with much success '.'VWW.'V VTVWWVWWWWW 99wwvwwvwwwvnmmmr v>-?nr?^-v>nrrvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvTrrrvv-r-inr ? ? ?-w ?- -?? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ! ! ! * i $ V ? * ! ! I ARE YOUR KIDNEYS WEAK? GET TriE REMEDY INDORSED AT HOMEo Local testimony is the best proof of merit. The testimony must be true, or it could not be published here. Investigate these Washington cases if you will. Then insist on having DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS. You will KNOW what you are getting. H StiireBft S*W. William H. Poleman.619 H St. S.W.. Washington. D. O.. say?: "I have just as much praise for Doan's Kidney Pills today as I did some years ago when I publicly indorsed them. 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It breeds uric poisoning attacks upon the nerves, brain, heart or stomach. It causes dropsy, gravel, Bright's disease, diabetes, rheumatism, gout. If you have any reason to suspect that your kidneys are slugg sh or weak, use Doan's Kidney Pills, which have brought relief to thousands.. Doan's Kidney Pills are advertised everywhere with home testimonials, some 40,000 names being employed all the time in 3,500 cities. The reputation of Doan's Kidney Pills is founded on merit, honesty and truth. Read Washington proof. Mrs. S. C. TurnbuII, 1427 X St. N.W., Washington. D. C., says: "I am Still willing to recommend Doan's Kidney Pills. During the seven years that have passed since I first took them I have gained more faith in their merit*. I have used this remedy off and on since then, and it has lost none of its effectiveness, always doing me good. T suffered from kidney complaint and had tried all kinds of mcdicines. also consulted doctors without getting re lief. My back ac^ed day and night, and I couldn't sleep. The kidney secretions were in bad shape. Since taking Doan's Kidney Pills I have not had any serious trouble from my kidneys." N?w J?rs?y Av?irm?= E. Frank Klrchner, 1611 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Wash ington, D. C., says: "Kidney trouble has not bothered me since I was cured by Doan's Kidney Pills six or seven years ago. My back was weak and painful, and at times I was hardly able to stoop or lift. I had constant, dull pains through my loins and felt miserable in every way. I used Doan's Kidney Pills on a friend's advice, and have never regretted doing so. I have previously indorsed Doan's Kidney Pills, and 1 gladly confirm my former state ment." N Wo Mrs. James H. Keister, 1711 7th St. N.W., Washington, D. C., says: "I have suffered for a good many years from kidney complaint. My back was awfully weak, and every time I did any extra housework I had pains across my loins. At night I was unable to rest comfortably on ac count of my back ard kidneys. I Anally got Doan's Kid ney Pills at Stevens' Pharmacy, and a few boxes removed every symptom of Kidney trouble. I am glad to confirm my former testimonial." "WHEN YOUR BACK IS LAME?1EMEMBER THE NAME" 9 BMIY ji. Soldi by all dealers?50c a box. Fostar-Millbwini Co., Buffalo, N. Y. DOANS t KIDNEY JILLS' ? * ^ M _"tjr The Bureau of Public Roads of the Department of Agriculture lis Building Another Experimental Road! at Chevy Chase 'The Best Suburb of the National Capital" This road extends from Bradley Lane to Chevy Chase Lake, connecting the experimental road built last year from the Circle to Bradley Lane and the macadam county road from the Lake to Kensington. The United States Government Wouldn't build an "Experimental Road" where there was a small amount of traffic. Let us tell you all the many advantages to be found in Chevy Chase. Thomas J. Fisher & Co., Inc., Genera! Sales Agent ? j 4 ............... . . ....... > tn a smoke-abatement movement. It was the first big city in the United States, after Chicago, to pass a smoke-abatement law. Cincinnati has an elaborate sys tem of watchlngs, and during last year nearly seventy thousand different obser vations were made for the purpose of de tecting smoke violations. It forced the railroads joining in the Union station terminal movement to agrjpftto do every thing practicable, even down to the re construction of its system, for the aboli tion of unnecessary smoke. President Taft is a member of the Smoke-Abate ment League of Cincinnati. Rochester has one of the most pro gressive of all the smoke-abatement or ganizations of the country. It has issued a pamphlet which is a remarkable con tribution to smoke-abatement literature The chamber of commerce appointed a committee on smoke abatement, and this committee took up the matter as a busi ness men's committee, to study it from the standpoint of the business men. They use the old-time kerosene lamp to illus trate how smoke is produced. If the wick be turned too high too much oil comes up and the lamp smokes, because the fire cannot consume It all. On the other hand. If the little holes at the bot tom of the burner are Clogged up it smokes even if the wick is at normal .height, for enough air cannot get In to produce thorough combustion. The smok ing furnace, on the same principle, tells a tale of too much fuel or too little air. When the Rochester committee began work it sent a letter to every big estab lishment in the Opinions on Snbject city, announcing ,ts purpose was Are Solicited. to help rather than to hinder business, and asking for an expression as to the best methods of smoke prevention. Nearly every one who replied was eager to do what he could. Many of them had installed smoke-con suming or non-smoke-making plants, and reported success wherever they had the ro-operation of their firemen. One big plant reported that it had a gauge in its plant, where the presence of chimney eases and smoke was automatically reg istered lor every hour in the day. Denver, Philadelphia and Springfield, Mass., as well as a largo number of other American cities, now have effec tive smoke-prevention laws in operation. At the rate of progress now being made not many years will go by until there will be only a memory of black smoke palls over American cities. ALONG THE RIVER FRONT. Arrivals. Schooner Etta, oysters in the ^liell from the Potomac beds, at 11th street wharf, for dealers; schooner Julia and Annie, lumber from a down river point, at 12th street wharf, for Johnson & Wimsatt; schooner Matilda, at Alexandria, with rai.road ties from Nomini creek, for shipment to New York; schooner Daniel, cord wood from a Maryland point, at 12th street wharf, for J. Maury Dove; power sloop Hermanson, sweet potatoes from Cape Charles, at 11th street wharf, for the market here; tug Clarke, from Nor folk, at Alexandria, after a tie-laden barge; schooners Lottie Thomas, Avaton, 8. E. Co ibourn, Ethel and Ruth, power boats Louise Virginia and Jewell, oysters In the shell from river and bay points, for the local market; tug Capt. Toby, from down river point with a tow of vessels; tug Rosalie, towing sand and gravel light ers from digging grounds down river at 14th street wharf; Standard Oil Company tug No. 12, towing tank barge No. 52, oil in bulk from Baltimore. ' Departures. Schooner Thomas W. Kirby, light, for a lower Potomac point to load oysters in the shell for the local market; barge Clinton, from Alexandria, in tow of tug Clarke, for Norfolk, en route to New York; schooner Five Sisters, light, for Aqula creek, to load lumber or cord wood 1 back to this city; flattie Rattler, from 11th street wharf, for Alexandria, with oysters; tug Camilla towing two gravel laden lighters, from P'seataway creek for I Rock Point, Md.; schooner J. P. Robin son, from Alexandria, for Upper Macho doc creek, with merchandise; schooner Lanclott, light, from the Eastern branch, i for Liverpoo. point to load cord wood fori dealers here; barge Corrotoman, light, for Port Tobacco creek, in tow of tug Capt. Toby, to load pulp wood for Philadelphia; power boat Daisy, from Alexandria, for | a Potomac point, with merchandise; tug Pride, with a tow of lighters, for Occo quan creek. Memoranda. Steamship Dorothy has arrived at Bal timore from Alexandria to load coal for a south Atlantic point; schooner Mabel and Ruth has sailed from Norfolk, en route to Newbern. N. C.. to load mer chandise for this city; schooner Wi.lle Clarance is at a Potomac point to load back to this city; schooner Edith Verrall is at a river point to load for the dealers here; schooner Louis Worrell is duo at this port with cord wood for the dealers power sloop Virginia will return to Cape Charles to load sweet potatoes for the market here; schooner Grape Shot will enter the Oyster trade between the beds down river and this city; sohooner Maggie Marshall will return to a Maryland point to load lumber for this city; schooner Mildred has sailed from. Nomini with pulp wood for Alexandria. r y WEATHER. Fair tonight and Sunday, with temperature near freezing to night. CONDITION OF THE WATER. ? Temperature and cond tion of water at 8 a.m.: Great Falls? Temperature, 48; condition, 22. Dalecarlia reservoir?Temper ature, 51; condition at north connection, 20; condition at south con nection, 15* UP-RIVER WATERS. Sp<>cial Dispatch to Tho Star. "*? HARPERS FERRY, \V. Ya., November 16.?Potomac r?inu Shenandoah rivers both clear. f As the season for bass fishing advances the number of anglers on the upper river decreases. Only some of the most faith ful disciples of Sir Izaak Walton will fol low the sport until Ice on the river plays a "freeze-out" game with them, and then some of them will look for warm spots near the city. "And there are some exceptionally warm spots," said one of the ardent fish ermen, "especially in the vicinity of plan's from which exhaust pipes empty into the river. The hot water seems to attract the fish in cold weather and some good catches have been made when there was a coating of ice on the river and when most of the steamboats were un able to make their regular trips." The angler mentioned the vicinity of the power plant at the Benning bridge us a place where many fish are attracted by the hot water, another spot being near the foot of Cth street southwest. Lake Smith, near Norfolk, Va., is one of the few nearby places where anglers feel that they can catch fish in winter It is stated that bass, jacks and other fish are caught there in large numbirs during warm spells in midwinter, s # * & John W. Hurley was the proudest of the Sunday fis-hermen who came from Harpers Ferry and points along the line of the Metropolitan branch of the Bal timore and Ohio railroad. Muddy water had Interfered with many of the an glers and prevented them from getting strings of bass, more especially those who tried their luck at Washington Junction, where the river is narrow and where there Is not space enough for the muddy and clear water to remain separated. "And I missed the biggest one," said Mr. Hurley, the proud possessor of a string of twenty-two sma 1-mouth black bass. "Just think what I would have had If the big one had not got away!" The successful angler had done his fishing in the vicinity of Weverton, Sandy Hook and Harpers Ferry, where ho found clear water on one side and muddy on the other. "It was like oid-time fishing," the an gler told his friends. "The fish tlirl not seem particularly anxious to take the bait, and it was necessary to do a little teasing, but when they did get the bait it was a case of fight.'* The heaviest of the twenty-two fish weighed a little more than two pounds. ? + * ? Henry T. Offterdinger and Char'es J. James were among the ang'ers at Ca toctin. Md., where the week before Mr. Offterdinger made so successful a catch He found weather and water conditions a little different from thos>e of the pre vious week and there was a difference in the length of his string of fish. "We fished in the same spots as the week before," Mr. Offterdinger said, "but the fish were not there, and our luck was so poor that I'm almost ashamed to tell what we caught." The river rose full eighteen inches Saturday night, it it? stated, and the water from Catoctin creek was enough to put on end to the fishing. Four bass were caupht by the two anglers, not withstanding the unfavorable conditions. ? * * * * Julius Kaufman and' Alexander Gusdorf are going after the?flsh. Neither ever has caught a fish, it iB declared, but stories of the luck 'experienced by their friend* put them In the notion of trying their hand at the game. "Meet me at the tidal basin," Dr. Wil liam E. Whltaon told them early in the week, "and you'll realize what you have misled." Wedneaday afternoon, when the weath er and tide were just right, the two nov ices. armed with tackle, and having a plentiful supply of choice smelts, were on hand. "This is where we get the big ones," was Dr. Whltson's greeting.. The novices do not yet loQpw what he meant by "big ones," but tbwr are going to keep at it until they succeed in getting a string: of fish. ? * * * Charles Pulin and Patrck Riordan were on the river at Po'nt of Rocks and (Tfctoc tin Sunday, the latter having iKjastedjthat he would sliow his friend how he Would get some big bass. It was the same" old complaint of bad water and high winds and the two a?iglers worked hard all day. In the evening they met to compare notes, but Duiin was the only one-who had the "notes " He had four live .fish, v. h:le his companion admitted he had nut even had so much as a strike. All went well until John \>. Hwrh :? completed the trio with his string of : twenty-two fish. Then chaie-es an-1 cen ter charges were made an.l Riort. n Said. "But, Col. Hurley, 1 never bought a" lisu in my life" and the colonel called fur proof. j James Dunn, Maur'ce Collins I'an.l Charles Garner were members of a .-fish ing party that went to Mattawoman* last Sunday. Even down there the fish -were not biting as freely as usual, although the angiers had no fault to find with " the condition of the water. "They were not to he found in the places where the fishermen have been i catching them." Maurice Collins said, | "but we found two new holes and got 1 fish enough to make the trip interesting." The anglers returned with a long ^triir: of bit? bass, a larpe pfite and a f-vr yellov, I per h. * * * * [ Charles Porter, Thomas Gray and Al lien Buchler were at Aquia creek r- - i eently. Hundreds of fish have been'caiigln there this fall, many of them especially large bass. Only one rocktish was caugh by the trio, and Charles Porter landed that one, while Thomas Gray got the pike. Ten big bass were caught by tli?? three anglers, and they could easily have killed a bunch of ducks had it not been Sunday. * * * * William Towers and his son had a three-day outing at Occoquan recently. They experienced the good luck of catch ing forty-nine bass, some of them weigh ing more than three pounds. Angiers at Occoquan have had splendid luck this season, and, ft is stated hundred*- o fish have been caught almost every Sun day. *r- i- * Mullets, an occasional perch and a iVw bass are being caught in Kittle river and vicinity, wiiile many ang ers have caught strings of bass at the t dal basin the Ihm week. There is also the usual number of anglers on Benning bridge each day and night, and, it is stated, bass perch and catfish are being caught by them. Edna M. Biggs Gets Divorce. Justice Anderson has signed n decrco of absolute divorce in favor of Gdna M. Biggs from William Biggs. She Is given custody of the ch'd and a.imony of $.:?> per month. Attorney Crandal .Uackey ap peared for the wife. James Ko-hcn.nfr, twenty-tour years o'd was serious y shot while hunting near Chewsville Md.. Friday. The Star will be dad to have Its attention call ad to any misleading or untrue statement. If such should appear at any time In any advertisement In Its col umns. Readers are requested to assist in protecting them selves end legitimate ad vertlsera.