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ARMY DISPLAYING HISTORIC RECORDS Documents Concerning Mili tary Life of America Contain Much Interesting Reading. Reposing in the archives of the adjutant general's office of the War Department are records of many his torical events of great interest in the military operations of the I'nited States The existence of many of these records is known to few and ate viewed infrequently even hy the custodians of them. Those of the greatest historical and sentimental value are kept in locked steel cases to minimize tDo chances of loss. 1 11 order, however, that the gen eral public might view some of these records, the Secretary of War recently authorized the display of sac-similes of thorn on the walls of tDo north cor ridor. second floor, or tDe State. War end Navy Building, outside of the office of tDo adjutant general. As the reports of major military operations are voluminous it was found impracticable to display such records. . the available space being somewhat restricted. The selection of records, therefore, was limited gen erally to short reports or letters and m those signed by popular heroes, or those with an age-halo. Muster Roll Exhibited. A muster roll of an organization from each of the thirteen original States and Vermont was selected as representative of other muster rolls of tlie period. The report of the hoard of officers that investigated the convict of Bene dict Arnold and labeled his actions in letters twice tDe size and density of those in the rest of the report as "Treason of the Blackest Dye," has a prominent place. Recruiting instructions to the offi cers appointed to recruit in New York to: the Continental Army are interest ing. A bounty of twenty dollars was offered and also a suit of clothes eacli year to consist of "two linnen hunting shirts, two pairs of hose, two pairs of overalls, a leathern or woollen waist coat with sleeves, one pair of breeches, one hat or leathern cap, and two pairs of shoes, amounting in the whole to twentv-dollars more”; and also at the j end of the war "one hundred acres of | land as a further encouragement.” j The one hundred acres given to some j of the soldiers may he worth enough i at the present time to finance a revo- j lufion or two in some quarters of the , globe. Several commissions and oaths in acceptance of commissions are exhib ited because they hear tDe signatures of such historical figures as Patrick j Henry, governor of Virginia; John Hay and John Hancock as Presidents of Congress. The oaths of acceptance j of Washington, Lafayette, De Kalb, i Knox. Wayne and other Revolutionary j officers of lasting fame are shown. ; Officers of 1778 Listed. There hangs on the wall a list of I general officers dated January 9, 1778, in Gen. Washington’s own handwrit ing. Typewriters were unknown then, and it is difficult in these days to visualize the general in command of all the military forces in the field laboriously penning a list of his offi cers. Gen. Washington had many perplexing military problems which he solved successfully, and yet had time and inclination to do consider- i able clerical work. There is an order dated July, 1776, •nd signed by Gen. Washington seek ing to check the practice of cursing and swearing among the soldiers. i Four letters from Andrew Jackson to Secretary of War Monroe are I shown. One is dated January 13. 1815. and gives an account of the tattle of New Orleans. The second is dated January 19. 1815, and gives the move * ments of his troops after the battle. The third is dated March 16, 1815, and acknowledges receipt of the Secre tary’s letter relative to ratification of the treaty of peace between Great Britain and the United States, and th*> fourth contains recommendations relative to military fortifications. In the collection are several letters pertaining to events of the Seminole • Indian War, including a description and a rough sketch hy the officer who visited and reported on the Dade mas sacre in Florida. Orders and instruct* tions issued to the troops in Mexico by Gen. Scott-also are shown. Lee's Letter of Resignation. Grant and who later became the military leaders of their respective sides in the Civil War. took opposite courses at the very outbreak of the war. Lee's letter of resignation from th« T nited States Army is dated April i’O, 1861. and is addressed and writ ten in his own handwriting to th« Secretary of W ar, Air. Cameron. It follows: "Sir. "I have the honor to tender the I resignation of my commission as col onel of the Ist Kegt. of Cavalry. “Very respt. your Obdt. Servt. "R. E. LEE.” Under date of May 24, 1861. Grant, writing from Galena, 111., advised Co] Thomas, adjutant general of the Army, as follows: "Sir: ' ■Having served for 15 years in the Regular Army, including four years at West Point, and feeling it the duty of every one who has been educated at the Government expense to offer his services for the support of that Government, I have the honor, very respectfully, to tender my .services until the close of the war, in such capacity as may be offered. 1 should say that in view' of my' present age and length of service, I feel myself competent to command a regiment, if the President, in his judgment, should *ee fit to intrust one to me. "Since the first call of the Presi- , dept, I have been serving on the staff of the governor of this State, rendering such aid as I could in the organization of our State Militia, and am still engaged in that capacity. A letter addressed to me at Springfield, 111 , w ill reac h me, "I am. very respectfully, "Your obedient servant, "U. S. GRANT.” Modest as to Ability. In the light of later events Gen. Grant’s estimate of his own ability extremely modest. He showed clearly that he was competent not only to command a regiment, but to command successfully an entire army. There are other letters signed by Gen. Lee on display. One of these is addressed to Jefferson Davis, presi dent, C. S. A., dated April 4, 1863, rela tive to the commission of John S. Mos by as “major of partisan rangers, C. .'■v A.” Another dated February 16, 7 863. to President Davis, relates to troop movements in Virginia. The letters from Lee to Grant, and the re plies of the latter relative to the terms of surrender at Appomattox, also are in the collection. There are the oaths of Gens. Sherman and Sheridan, and letters of the former, including his let ter of resignation as captain, U. S. Army, dated September 3, 1853. Shown • Iso is the acceptance, dated June 18, 3 842. of conditions by “Thos. J. Jack •on.” better known as "Stonewall Jackson.” upon appointment as a ca det at West Point, and (i letter from him to Gen. Walker during the Civil "War concerning fortifications and at tacks along the Shenandoah River. There are several telegrams and let ters from President Lincoln. The let ters and telegrams from Lincoln, that have been quoted heretofore, invar!* /■Mv displayed deep sympathy for the weak and unfortunate; but there is 8M lA&l #h OW4 ft desine lot unrelent- WASHINGTON DECRIED CURSING IN ARMY GENERAL ORDER issued by General George Washington m New The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a ! vice heretofore little known in an American army, is growing into fashion. He hopes the officers will, by example as well as influence, endeavor to check it. and that both they and the men will reflect, t at we can have little hope of the blessing of Heaven on our arms, if we insult it by our impiety and folly. Added so this, it is a vice so mean and low. without am temp tation. that every man of sense and character detests and despises It 7 *7 - „ q. —, i & \ Copy of general order on file in the War Department shows that tlm leader of the Continental Army was deeply opposed to promiscuous use of Jiad language by members of bis command. , i . j ing attack. In a message to Gen. . I Grant at Uit.v Point, Va., dated Au ' gust 17, 1864, in his own handwriting. . 1 Lincoln said: , ! "I have seen your dispatch express | ing your unwillingness to break your . i hold where you are. Neither am I , | willing. Hold on with a bulldog grip. ; and chew and chop as much as pus , j sible." Reply to Baltimore. Many other communications signed by Lincoln are exhibited, including the assignment of draft, quotas to several j of tile States; a telegram staying the I execution of a man sentenced to be i hanged, several to his military com |manders and one to Mrs. Lincoln ai i Boston, telling her that "Tail and he Iliad visited Gen. Grant's Army am. | had returned safely.” In July, 1564, tile citizens of Balti .'more ware evidently fearful that them city would he attacked, from a letter dated July ttt. President Lincoln sent the following telegram to "Thomas is wan and others, Baltimore”: I “Yours of last night received. 1 j have not a single soiuier but whom ;s being disposed by the military lor tDe best protection of all. By latest ac counts 'he enemy is moving to Wash ington. They cannot fly to either place. Let us lie vigilant, but keep cool. 1 hope neither Baltimore nor Washington will be sacked.” Roosevelt's oath of acceptance of his commission as colonel, Ist United States Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders) and the acceptances of com missions by Miles, Lawton and Persh ; ing also are displayed, together with I the proclamation of President Wilson ! to the soldiers of the National Army i and Secretary Root's commendations |of the conduct of the American sol j diers during the Boxer uprising in i China. • There are innumerable other records ' of historical interest, but those cited : show the general character of the rec ords now on public exhibition. “STUDENT’’ RUM PLOT LAID TO MARYLANDER Davis Charged With Consigning of Liquor to Fictitious Persons in Forest Glen. Frank Davis, who gave his address as Forest Glen, Md., and who is also said to have an apartment in Wash j ington, was held in $5,000 bail by j United States Commissioner Supplee | in Baltimore yesterday on a charge :of conspiracy to transport liquor I from Miami, Fla. Davis is said to j have conspired with three men in i Florida to transport liquor in spe daily constructed trunks from Florida to Forest Glen, Md.. using fictitious names credited to two students al Forest Gien Seminary as the eon signers for the high-priced liquid de liveries. At the same time Com mis sioner Supplee issued bench warrant; for the arrest of Arnold J. Forsey Eddie Edmunds and Jark Lawson who are charged with the same con spiracy. Davis, who was arrested in Wash ington Friday, sold only high-priced liquors, according to the prohibition agents. The trunks in which the liquor was shipped were padded and lined with cork, so that if a bottle broke in transit none of the contents could seep through to betray tlie shipment. At tlie hearing before Commis sioner Supplee the Forest Glen Semi nary an 1 its students were given a clean hill of health. It was shown that the names of the two "students" to whom Davis had the liquor con signments billed are not on the rolls of the seminary. You can trust some men to the far ends of the earth and can’t trust others unless they are there. ELDS AND ENCLOSURES V FINISH ANYFUtInn For every type and tire radiator Protects waif a and decorations Over 600,000 Installations I Shields. SO.Oft vp: F.nelosure*. S.lti 00 up American Metal I’rmlurls I or|*. j 410 Bond Bid* Main | CORCORAN COURTS 23rd & D Sts. N.W. “Close to Downtown” Why spend hours riding to office when you can live in these— DE LUXE APARTMENTS at moderate rental* (a* low as $35.00» ulth unusual service. attractive lobby, j 2 fast elevators and plenty of heat i and tint water. Call the resident ; manager. Main 10030 for a floor plan and come to look at the "Rest planned Apartments in tlie City” CORCORAN COURTS 23rd. & D Sts. N.W. ; T lions of Battery Park is the fine * |, Community Club. The building is ♦ ideally arranged and nicely ap pointed, with completely equipped A kitchen. In addition to the mimer- * 1 cuts community events held here,? ' the Club is very popular with the , J I k Battery Park Hostess for Teas, jjj,' * Dances, Bridge Parlies, etc. Ten- j§ n nis courts, a swimming pool and * ■ - playground for the children are ♦ planned. V\ Drive out Wisconsin Ave. to A Battery Park Sunday and let our V ! Mr. Crutchfield show you our of-!' ♦ ferings. There are both attrac* ? j li\e homes and choice building A sites. y ! H HEDGES & A MIDDLETON, Inc. * . ▼ A 5 ; 1112 K)f St. jl.tV. franklin 9.V13 i. THE SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C„ OCTOBER 30. 1027-PART 1. AUTO'ST HURT IN LEAP. I William P. Callahan cf D. C. in Hospital After Manassas Accident. : Special Dispatch to The Star. ALEXANDRIA. Va., October 29. ! William P. Callahan, 30 years old, of 2106 Rhode Island avenue northeast. Washington, is in a serious condition it the Alexandria Hospital, lie sus-I tained a skull fracture at an early ( hour this morning when he leaped j from bis ear at the Catholic Church ' road crossing at Manassas, Va., when his c-ar swerved and struck a north bound Soul hern Railway freight train. Callahan, it is said, struck Di« head against a stone or some other hard object Ivina on the ground. His au tomobile was slightly damaged. Outlines. From the Boston Transcript. "Some mighty funny lines In that show we saw last night.” "Yes, but tlie chorus girls were awful shapes." "Those were tlie lines 1 referred to." TOMORROW! Monday—lo A.M. Begins Sale of One of Finest Estates in All Virginia at AUCTION! gen,jgpondl 2Vz MILES FROM MANASSAS, VA. : r£ in. Former Home | One Hoar’s p of M Ad ™ ral Ride From (f O' (D ICP p. M : R,xey ’ Washington. ii=2i Cs#vti> , AsH U, Phys.c.an to V\ Roosevelt and ! McKinley. Included in Sale — 11, £00 acres of fertile land lying on both sides of Bull Run and almost adjoining famous Battlefield Park. Subdi vided into 13 tracts. 2 Fine Colonial home, where Roosevelt used to visit Ad miral Rixey. To be sold with tract of 500 acres and fine improvements, including magnificent dairy barn. 3125 purebred and grade Guernsey and Hclstein cows, calves, heifers and bulls.* 4 26 horses, including 15 purebred Percheron mares, colts and stallions. 140 Shropshire sheep and rams. 6 Many thousands of dollars’ worth of modern farm equip ment and implements. Sale of this noted estate — lock, stock f md barrel—tc highest bidders, under amoica cur 18-Year-Old Guarantee of a Gcn uine Auction, offers the public a rare t cnncrlunity for attractive investment. i * ® ri,c f , » Cleveland millionaire, who l ljltt bought the estate frem Admiral P..M. Ills Rixey, spent money without stint to f ilUll * m ®he thi- the most modern farm in Vir ! M Sign ginia. There is no encumbrance on it. till an t i‘~ 1 T n W‘*A | Genuine W: B.ROBARDS , Auction Prince William Hotel, Manias, Va. Trademmk r r . . \ rot rurtner Information ! Real [state t>[) evelopment (o. |j D.C.CLARKE, PRESIDENT lif STARKS D1.D0.1 I.OUISVIM - I f A National Institution Specializing in Scientific Subdivision and Sals l of Largis Farms and City Acreage. ARTS CLUB PLAYS TO BE PRESENTED Three Prize-Winning Works Will Be Given at Ward man Park Theater. Tlie dramatic committee of tlie Arts f'lub of Washington will present tin three short plays which won the prizes 1 In -1 Spring in the annual Arts Club j pi lywritirig contest nt the Wardmao I'ark Theater Tuesday night, Novem her 29. Tin’ plays are: "Cattle." by! i Edith Ogden Ifeidep "The Princess of: Dreams,” hy Edna Proctor Hayes, and i "Overcoming Static,” hy Anna Laws. \ Mrs. Ileidel's play won tlie Drama League prize last Spring. This is the first time tlie Arts Club | Players will have been seen in a pro ' ductioti outside of the clubhouse, hut Hie increasing interest being shown in 1 the dramatic evenings at tlie club made it advisable to present these 1 plays in a place large enough to ac commodate all who wish to attend, I* was explained. Mrs. Mamie Howell Smith, chair ! man of tlie dramatic committee, an- j j nounecs that an admission fee will he ! asked to cover tlie expense of the I presentations at Wardnian Park I Theater. Tickets are available at the | Arts Club. The recent contest conducted by | (he committee on costumes and post ! ers for the Bn.l Bohcme. which is to be given at the Willard, Monday. Jan . nary 3<i. clos d Friday. The winners ! for both costume and poster prizes I will be announced bv the judges Wed nesday night. The designs will be on view at tfie clubhouse for a week. The costume selected will he worn at the Bal Boheme by members of the floor committee and the poster will be util j ized in announcing the date and other j items of interest in connection with! the fete. * 1 Abhougli it is more thin five years ; ; since ' women of England were per j milted to practice law, each term only ! two or throe take up the profession. HE'S IN THE COAST GUARD NOW ■ j * . 'lliifiiilK!!aBßlii!lflll^f^R<sl!«iaH^' , . garkikl victor dknisov. Whose father was a major general in the Russian Imperial Army ami a member of the Russian nohilNy, has joined tin* Coast Guard as an ordinary seaman. Denisov is shown working a cun on hoard the Coast Guard de stroyer Porter in the Itrooklyn Navy Yard. lie fled from Soviet Russia when about 11 years old and was rescued hv a Navy destroyer during the Smyrna ; fire. The erew of tlie destroyer eared for him for 20 months and he was brought so the t inted Slates. iCopyright. Paramount.) MORE LIBERTY SOUGHT. 1 ClllCAr;r>. October 29 (/P). — Mor< self government. preferably more j | legislative freedom in the disposition ; iif eeonomie finest ions, are the pri- ' : niarv needs of I'brto Rico. according 1 to Senator Santiago Iglosiaz of that insular possession, here en route to Washington. The senator, with Representative r N Plenty of MONEY for Construction Loans Available \\ itliout Re«l Tape anti in Any Amount Consultation Imposes .Yo Obligation B. F. SAUL CO. Main 2100 92.3 13th St. ===S=^= J 3835 Garrison St. N.W. Open All Day Sunday Re sure to inspect this charm ing new detached home —8 t rooms, 2 baths, center-hall en trance, lovely porch, wide lot to ! alley, with 2-car garage to match house. Priced several ; thousand dollars below actual * cost. Terms. Route—Conn. Ave. to Harri son St., west one block to RHth, turn left two blocks to Garrison. Jos. A. Herbert & Sons 1013 15th St. N.W. Phonic M. 4.390 j d. J. KAUFMAN'S ““ FOURTH ANNUAL INVI ™ OLD FRIENDS MEET^\^^K' \\ ell. Folks— -f^j■ ' I Dear ' Radio’' „ Tlle weather's been \ / "No matter bow you nasty warm, ' but that / r . . , ... , - „ i ' , j * r \ m i / slice it, it s still bologna, nasn t stopped em lor one \ 1m Mt W / second. Droves of visi- your store, tors and buyers have your clothes and your serv made this one joyous ice. Your place is popular p ace Drop in for a smoke M R. HARRY B. SHANE an d \ me an it or a drink o cider. ana 1 mean Representative of Eug en e i, Dietzqen Co.. Manufacturers \,ulgned) O/i&W l)raii ‘" a HARRY B. SHANE. Oh OLD-TIME 1 Thirty Dollar VALUES TUXEDOS ” ■»» W ( |H Hand Tadored—Silk Sleeves Boxy Models—Silk Trimmed Hundreds of $33 to S4O lm Hundreds of $35 V* TWO-PANTS L | Jr Oregon City , , SUITS (wS) O'COATS For Men and Young Men MaJe Where the Sheej> Are Grown j SI.OO Shnart Wool Hose, $2.50 African Capa G10ve5,.95 $2 Gray Winter U Suits, s£.l9 | Rafael Alonso, ho:h members of the j Porto Rican legislature, will appeal (to President Coolidge to urge upon Congress legislation giving the island territory more legislative authority. OPEN ALL DAY SUNDAY 1522 P St. N.W. COLORED BARGAIN 11 Rooms. 2 Roths SMALL CASH PAYMENT Louis P. Shoemaker 1107 v Y. Ave. Main 1166 OPEN—INSPECT CLEVELAND PARK JUST OFF CONN. AYE. DETACHED—SII,OOO 3419—30TH STREET A CHARMING BUNGALOW-TYPE DWELLING WITH SIX ROOMS AND TILED BATH: VERY QUAINT AND VET HAS SPACIOUS ROOMS: ABSO LUTELY MODERN WITH LARGE BUILT-IN GARAGE: A LOVELY YARD PLANTED WITH FLOWERS AN IDEAL SMALL HOME IN MOST DESIRABLE LOCATION. INSPECT SUNDAY WEST ON ORDWAY STREET STONE & FAIRFAX MAIN 2t2t SOI ITtli St •'OVER FORTY YE\RS OF REAL SERVICE' BALLOU MENTIONS BEST SCHOOL WORN Superintendent Says Reor ganization of Normal Insti- I tutions Was Outstanding. | Th most outstanding development in tli District of Columbia public fohool stun during the school year 1926-27 was the reorganization of tlm Wilroti and Miner normal schools, in : the nfdnii ;t of Dr. Frank \V. Ballou, i rupenntendent, expressed in the third * r-.ectinn i f his annual report made , public today. j Prefacing this section of his report with the explanation that "regularly ■in section 3 of his annual report, I the superintendent discusses the- sub ject which in his judgment represuits ith” most outstanding development during the school year,” Dr. Ballou | declares. “While difficulty might hr encountered in some years in making I Sfjpi*tgj LAST FREE LECTURES ■ SUPER MIND SCIENCE A Prof. Wm. Estep, Dr. P-T. fjgf, -f- wm Ms ster Teacher, Healer, Lecturer | | * «|j£j and Metaphysician. m V B India’s Mysteries Revealed llfm, & IB Subjects 8 P.M. Tuesday—“ How to Master Keener., „f Votir PnrtTWerlneadaT—' einnrari j tration and Meditation." Thursday— The Yoza Philosophy of I.ife. Friday Powers of the Masters " Saturday— Your Soul* Desire." Hear wonderful testimonies of modern miracles h.v his stiidenft and mm hi« remarkable demonstrations. % Franklin Square Hotel, .lava Room, 14th and K Sts. ■ —....— . i LINDBERGH FOUND SUPREME SATISFACTION WHEN HE REACHED o ' ' Le Bourget !YOU WILL ALSO FIND SUPREME SATISFACTION IN AN APARTMENT AT Washington s Le Bourget No. 2127 California Street N.W. NEW FIREPROOF BUILDING WITH APARTMENTS OF One, Two, Three Rooms, Bath and Porch LARGE ROOMS—MURPHY BEDS APARTMENTS, $40.00 to $70.00 Per Month Open and Lighted Until 9 See Resident Manager or FLOYD E. DAVIS COMPANY 733 12th St. N.W. Main 352-333 - «■■■■■■■■■■■—■■■■—■■■MM————— ! a selection of th* subject to ho characterized, it is easy to make Si* selection for (ho year 1926-27 With out ouention. th® subject In 1926 y "loch means most to pdhlir edun lion in Washington is the reorganize tinn of the Washington nw ma i bools.” Dr. Billon records th° renrgan* ’lotion of these schools in chronoioe • cal older, incorporating the ate. s taken toward the reorganization >z . quoting his own previous reports a yd the correspondence between the Board I of Education anil the I'nited Sta'e.x Bureau of Education These d' c.|. • ments. which comprise the sup. in i tendent’s present report, include Dr. Ballou’s report and recommend; ti.ut to the tiriaid on January 6, 1926, ;n which he outlined the difficulties i». | suiting from the normal school sys tem at that time and suggested that •he hoard invite th<« Bureau of Edit* cation to make a survey of flic organ!* nation: tiie Board of Education’s l» t* l ; ter of January X. 1926. inviting the bureau to make tiie recommended sur vey: < ‘nmmissioner John J Tiger! s * letter of June 28. 1926 announcing the completion of the survey, and tho 1 superintendent’s subsequent report on ♦he bureau’s findings, dated Mat h . 1927. i i The oldest tree in the world Is fe. ■ lieved to live in t’eylon. and now :* in its twenty-second century.