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Each Machine at College
Park to Be Fitted Up
With Instrument.
Wireless telegraph apparatus will bo
fitted to the aeroplanes of the Govern
ment at College Park before many
more weeks, and the officers there who
cannot manipulate one of the Instru
ments will have to learn the code.
Last evening Lieutenant Olmstead. of
the testing room of the Signal Corps,
War Detriment, with several wireless
experts, visited at College Park, and
went over the situation there.
Each machine is to be lit ted with an
Instrument, and the officers will make
tests often at College Park. The plan
Is to erect a large tower from which
messages will be flashed. The aviators
will be expected to catch these mes
sages and make answers.
Captain Beck, acting commanding of
ficer, says yiat the idea is practical. He
says he made a similar test on his own
initiative out in San Francisco some
time ago and that it proved successful.
The one bad feature is the fact that
the noise of the engine and propeller
on a machine, make the receipt of wire
less messages hard. But this probably
will be remedied by the installation of
nolbeless engines on the biplanes.
If the tests that are to be made are
successful, it means that in case of
war each aeroplane will bo fitted up
with an Instrument in order that an
aviator can receive and flash messages
from the skv relative to the location of
the enemy's camp giving accurate de
scriptions of formications and keeping
his own army well posted on what the
enemy is doing.
rne instruments mat are to oe piacca
It 100 pounds. This Is a bit heavy
on Jhe machines at College Park weigh
ntxrct 100 i
for a machine to lift In addition to Its
driver and possibly one passenger, but
It is belle-ed it can be done without
too much trouble and the tests will be
The old Wright blplano will be tho
first aeroplane upon which the instru
ment will be tested. Capt. Paul W.
Beck Is already familiar with the wire
less code and he will more than likely
conduct the first experiment.
The tower will be erected on the south
end of the field, and will be seventy
five feet high.
Capt. Beck Gives Fine
Aeroplane Flight for
"Take Jt from-' young P. D. Elkins,
a Washington bank clerk, who recent
ly saw a part of Europe from the pooj
deck of a cattle boat, that the fellow
who wrote, "A life on the ocean wave,
a home on the stormy deep," probably
never saw a larger body of water than
"Doc" Hudson's bathing beach. He
may have made one or two forty-mile
moonlight down-the-Potomac excur
sions on the St. Johns, but young El
kins doubts it.
With two other Washington boys, El
kins, who occupies a responsible posi
tion at the American National Bank,
and who Is a near relative of former
Senator Stephen B. Elkins of West Vir
ginia, has Just returned from one of
those stormy deep voyages to Liver
pool. Elkins, with W. A. Lesher and
Art'.ur Bell, was among the twenty
on, amateur chaperons en the boat,
which carried 668 head of cattle from
Baltimore to Liverpool for English con
sumption. Elkins and Lesher never
had chaperoned cattle before, and
the business was new to them. Bell,
however, who considers himself an old
salt because he has served in that ca
pacity on four separate voyages, came
through with flying colors. His two
companions did not fare so well.
"Far be It from me to cast disparag
ing remarks at any poet," young El
kins said this morning, "but now, when j
in the life boats, and not until the Ul
stermore was at sea did we reappear.
"We had been assigned to take an
other boat for the United States which
sailed days before. Captain Go wan,
however, was a clean sport, and when
he saw It was too far to make us walk
ashore, be permitted us to ride on his
"when we boarded tho boat our com
bined financial resources were 12 cents.
We confided In Captain Gowan. Ho tola
us not to worry, that he would care
for us,, and ho did.
"When wo reached Baltimore we still
were forty miles from home, and our
shoes were worn. Aealn Captain Gow
an came to the rescue. In bidding us
good-by, a dollar bill was slipped Into
the hand of each of us, after we naa
been given a good meal at his expense.
ine s paw ranroaa rare to wasmng
Toung Elkins Is not a quitter. He
Intends making another voyage to- Eu
rope next summer, because he believes
his experience of this summer has hard
ened him and win make future cattle
boat ventures easier.
Munsey's Aims Shaft
At New Boxing Law
"Boxing Is now legalized In New York
under a pink-tea statute whose provi
sions if they can bo enforced would
render it no more brutalizing or Im
moral than ping-pong," says Munsey's
editorially. "An elaborates commission
is to see that the squared circle Is truly
Life on the Briny Deep NotWhatlYs Cracked Up to Be, MAk H AM A
Says Young Elkins, One of Three Washington Boys
Back From Cattleship Trip. Hnw . Hlc oprrAfar,r ,n
Baltimore, Arranging for
Long "Hike" Here.
I read that little verse about bound-1 'square.' Decisions may be rendered,
lng billows and briny deeps furnishing
the only home for a real grown-up man,
I am disgusted. Must have been some
press agent for a steamship company
who turned that but at so much a
Two Weeks on Trip.
The cattleboat, with its crew of sixty
eight officers and men, twenty-one of
whom were civilians with the wander
lust creeping from every pore, sailed
from Baltimore for Alexandria docks,
Liverpool, July L Fourteen days' were
required to make the trip.' A majority
of the amateur cattlemen's knowledgo
of beef had been confined, up to thai
time, to small steaks served with "trim
mings." .As to what should be done
o J mi r witn me caiue alter leaving port xney
Senator and Mrs. Owen knew nothing.
"It all looked very good before we
from Bait more, Mr. Elkins
I nover have seen a more glow-
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ocnaior ana airs, nuucii uou, bcHq
but no one can bet on the result, and
'knock-outs' are to be discouraged. Tho
entertainment, limited to ten rounds
and fought with eight-ounce gloves,
must, nevertheless, be strenuous or
nothing. The gentlemen pug who 'stalls'
Is to be as Instantly disqualified as the
one who puts too much steam behind
tho piston to the Jaw.
"Altogether, the prize-fighter who
meets the requirements of the statute
legalizing his profession must have tho
qualities of a diplomat and the sensi
tive discrimination of a pair of scales.
"Will tho solons of the New York leg
islature now proceed to regulate golf,
lawn tennis, and bridge whist?"
Oklahoma, visited the army aviation
school at College Park, Md.. last
evening and spent two hours about
the grounds. Capt. Paul W. Beck
made a special trip for them in his
Curtlss biplane, and Senator and Mrs.
Owen were greatly pleased with the
splendid manner In which his machine
acted in the face of a twcnty-flve-mlle
Beforo Senator and Mrs. Owen ar
rived. Cantnln Beck took ud his Cur
tlss machine foi a short spin around
the field, but found the wind and air
currents too strong for a long flight.
This is my first visit to College
Park," said Senator Owen, "and the
first flying I have witnessed In a year.
I was over at Fort Myer about a year
ago to see some flights there. There
is a wonderful Improvement in that
short time. I am more than pleased
at what the army men are accom
plishing." j Like all other members of Congress
who have visited College Park. Sen
ator Owen left with a greater Inter-
'est In aviation, and the new branch of
the Vr Department can look for his
Throngs of Labor Men
Will Go to Benning
A thlrtren-hour celebration of Labor
Day at Benning Is being planned by
the Labor Day committee of the Cen
tral Labor Union for next Monday,
and indications are that the coming
celebration will be the best attended
ever held In Washington labor circles.
John B. Colpoys, secretary of the
Central Labor Union, said this morn
' lng that preparations for the celebra
tion have been completed. From the
number of tickets already sold, he said,
it looks as If a majority of tho 30,000
Washington union men and their fam
ilies will go to Benning.
Beginning at 10 o'clock in the morn
ing, the festivities will not end till 11
o'clock In the evening. Two bands have
been obtained, and these will furnish
the music both day and night.
In addition to other amusements, a
big labor meeting will be held at nlgbt,
when Representative Buchanan, for
merly a member of the Bridge and
Structural Iron Workers' Union, will
make an address. Emmett L. Adams
ale will address this meeting.
A baseball game is scheduled for the
afternoon between a team from Colum
bia Lodge of Machinists and one from
the Bureau of Printing and Engraving.
Row to Tell Perfect Poultry Golden
& Co.'s "Milk-Fed" Seal on chickens
is an Infallible mark of superiority.
Look for it when ordering chickens.
ing description of an ocean voyage in
the literature of any steamship com
pany than was given by the recruiting
officer of the liner Ulstermore, upon
which we made the voyage.
"Mr. Bell, who had made these trips
before, gave us several pointers, and
when we climbed aboard the cattle boat
In Baltimore, each man had a largo
package. Sandwiches, pickles, canned
meats, and canned beans were In each
"That Is all that, saved us. Many of
the other 'hands' came on board with
an extra suit of overalls, and a few
delicately scented cigarettes. They
breakfasted off of 'scow.' For dinner
they had 'scow.' At supper, the cooks
were kind enough to give them 'scow.'
I don't see how the poor fellows ever
"Scow" a Regular Diet
" 'Scow' is some mixture, believe me.
A combination of tough meat, salty in
the extreme, with large quantities of
potatoes, all cooked together: that's
'scow.' Tho Ulstermore left Baltimore
with five and one-half tons of potatoes.
When she reached that port on the re
turn Journey, there weren't enough po
tatoes left to make the thlnnost kind
of a Saratoga chip. Salt air and hard '
work were conducive to big appetites.
The men who at home fuss for a wee.t
if their steak Is not exactly rare enough
went for the 'scow' combination with
the greatest of relish."
When the Ulstermore reached Alex
andria docks, the young men, who had
expected to make a long excursion
through Western Europe, were inform
ed they would have to sail for America
on another steamer, within three days.
This didn't appeal to them. They went
to Liverpool, London, Paris, Lake Como,
Milan, and Lucerne. There they spent
more than a week and were preparing
to make a more extended trip, when
they heard that the Ulstermore was
preparing to resume its homeward
"By this time every man in the crowd
was 'broke.' " Mr. Elkins said. "The
captain of the ship, whose name was
Gowan, appeared to take a fancy to tho
three Washington boys, and we knew
that If we ever got on board tho Ulster
more we would bo safe.
"As If we owned not only that boat,
but the entire lino which operated It, tho
three tired and travel-worn "Washlng
tonlans walked down to tho Alexandria
docks, marched up the gangway, and
pretended we wero looking for our
state rooms.
Made Stowaway Start.
"Once on board, we disappeared as
suddenly and as completely as Dorsey
Foultz. Even 'Mor.a Lisa' had nothing
on us. We stored- ourselves safely away
Special Boat Schedule
Arranged for Labor Day
For tho benefit of the Washlngtonlans
who wish to spend Labor Day at Col
onial Beach a special schedule has
been arranged by the management of
this popular resort, for the steamer St.
Johns. Tho boat will leave the Seventh
street wharf at 9 a. m. Monday. Tho
boat also will make a special trip on
Tuesday after Labor Day. leaving at
9 o'clock. Large crowds are expected
to go to tne beach mat day.
This Is the Season for Chicken
dinners and Golden & Co.'s "Milk-Fed"
Chickens are the proper birds to servo.
Invariably tender, delicious, tempting. At
the leading dealers. Look for the seal.
James Eads How, "millionaire hobo"
and leader of the army of the unem
ployed, which will swoop down on
Washington Friday afternoon for a
three days' convention, is in Baltimore
today making arrangements with the
Jobless men of the Monumental City to
mako the forty-mile hike to this city,
beginning Thursday.
Miss Cora Harvey, secretary to Mr.
How, accompanied him on his visit to
Baltimore. Miss Harvey will remain
there until the army heads for Wash
ington, when she will board a train Xor
this city.
The "great army of tho unwashed,"
which' will open its first International
session Friday night, already has start
ed delegates to Washington from every
section of tho country. A few of theso
have arrived In the city, and are await
ing Instructions from the president of
the organization.
These representatives are spending
their spare time in the several freight
yards of tho city, where they are plas
tering tho outgoing box cats with the
little stickers announcing the conven
tion of hoboes which opens in Washing
ton, September 1, and lasts for four
days. Peculiar little marks resembling
tho trademark of the Boy Scouts, or
the autograph of tne average ramous
men, are being chalked on the box
cars. Thrso carry extra Information to
the Meandering Mikes.
Mr. How and Miss Harvey will re
main In Baltimore until the departure
of tho unemployed of that city. It will
require two days' time to walk the dis
tance. Mr. How already has made ar
rangements with the mayor and town
council of Laurel to permit his follow
ers to camp In that township Thursday
night. The army will come In a body
to this city Friday arternoon.
All hones of procuring transportation
to Washington for tho delegates to the
convention have been given up. While
the Individual members of tho army
probably would have but little diffi
culty In stealing a ride from Baltimore
to any clace on tne map. yet. collect
ively, such would be Impossible.
Mr. How says he has an option on at
least three buildings In Washington In
which he can hold his convention. He
has declined to glvo their location.
Great Food Show Is
Predicted by Official
The biggest food show ever held In
Washington Is predicted today by Per
ry P. Patrick, who has Just returned
from a trip among food manufacturers.
He reports that ho had no difficulty
In getting many manufacturers Inter
ested In tho food show which Is to be
held In convention Hall In November.
Chamber of Commerce
Booster Wants Glad Hand
Used More Freely.
Attend the Great Rockville Fair, Aug.
29, 30. 31, Sept. L Baltimore & Ohio. Con
venient and quick train service. Round
trip rate, 65 cents. Advt.
The "glad hand" hereafter will be ox
tended to visiters to Washington, if
plana for a new policy on the part of
the conventions committee of the Cham
ber of Commerce are carried out. Gran'
vllle M. Hunt, chairman of the commit
tee, haR Just returned from Detroit,
where he endeavored, though unsuc
cessfully, to get the next convention of
the Loyal Order of Moose for Wash
Mr. Hunt Is not at all discouraged by
his failure to land the convention, but
his experience at this and other conven
tions which he has recently attended
has convinced him that a field of work
at home for the Chamber has been over
looked. Ho Is convinced that sufficient
attention Is not paid to the entertain
ment of conventions, which do come to
this city, and to other visitors. To
day he announced his Intention of rec
ommending to the committee an elab
orate policy of entertainment.
"The glad hand should be extended
to every visitor to the Capital," said
Mr. Hunt, "and no one should leave the
city without feeling that Washington
has made him welcome. I bcllovo that
a largo committee of Washlngtonlans
should bo appointed who would make
it their business to greet every stranger
in tho city and see to It that delegates
to conventions are shown every cour
"I would even have the police instruct, j
ed to use the glad nana to strangers in
tho rltv and lnuulre whether" they can
supply any Information. If this sort of
thing is done, I am convinced that wo
hnll hiivA a sreat armr of Washington
"boosters" out over the country telling
not enly of Washington's Beauty, dui
of the hospitality and graclousness of
her citizens. I am sure that it would
bring more results than our recent ef
forts to Influence conventions for the
The plan will be submitted at tho next
meeting of the conventions committee-
Niagara Falls. ,
Fifteen-day personally conducted ex
cursion. Pennsylvania Railroad, August
SO, $11.00 round trip. Ask for booklet.
'I I' 1 1 I'M IHIIM-H'IHM I"I-M-
f Home Seekers
Wo will give you title to a lot
worth I1.OA00 for $33.00, enabling
you to raise funds from building
associations or banks on the first
mortgage, we taking second mort
gage for the cost of the lot, pro
viding you will build a home
at once.
Lots situated In convenient, de
sirable northwest section of the
district. Write for particulars.
BOX 73.
Cadillac Progress
Marks a well-defined line be
tween the motor car of
the past and the mo
tor car of now
Automatic Electric Starting Device. Electric Lights. Two Complete
Ignition Systems. Scientifically Developed Carbureter. More Power.
Larger Wheels and Tires. Larger Brake Drums. Steel Bodies of
Latest Accepted Designs. Numerous Refinements of Essential Details.
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The improvements incorporated in this
year's specifications will pive a pronounc
ed impetus to the conditions which have
constituted the Cadillac a law unto itself.
They are the fruits of Cadillac research,
of close and accurate measurement, and of
scientific standardization.
Consider whai; an augmentation of com
fort is implied in these two announce
ments, emanating from the Cadillac Com
pany, which has never promised what it
did not fulfill
First, a surpassingly fine car made in
finitely finer: and, Second, a hitherto un
attainable ideal resolved into a practical
This more refined and efficient car is a
Western Union "Day Letters"
and "Night Letters" take pre
cedence over all mail.
They go direct to the person
They demand and receive im
mediate and personal attention.
They exact the courtesy of an
instant reply.
They put widely separated
men and places nest door to
each other.
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product of that process of ceaseless prog
ress toward perfection which has prevail
ed in the Cadillac plant for ten years.
The simple, centralized, Delco system of
starting, igniting, and lighting is merely a
phase, or an integral part of that process.
To combine these elements of efficiency
for the first time in a unit, exercising the
three separate functions, is of itself an in
teresting achievement; although such a
system as an adjunct to an indifferent car
would be of doubtful value.
But to combine them in the Cadillac
adds luster to that achievement, because
it endows an extraordinary motor car with
new and henceforth indispensable func
tions. Styles and Prices
Touring car $1,800.00
Phaeton 1,800.00
Roadster 1,800.00
Torpedo . 1,800.00
Coupe, SeHan type, alum
inum body 2,500.00
Limousine, Berline type,
aluminum body 3,250.00
Prices F. O. B. Detroit,
Including Standard Equipment.
CADILLAC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Starting, Lighting, Ignition
The electrical plant in the new Cadillac not
only accomplishes what heretofore has been ac
complished in a less efficient manner by separate
systems ignition and lighting but goes further
and includes in its functions a feature to which
motorists have long looked forward, an auto
matic starter, which obviates the necessity of
cranking by hand.
The plant consists of a compact and powerful
dynamo operated by the engine of the car. The
dynamo charges the storage battery.
For starting the engine, the dynamo is tem
porarily and auomatically transformed into a
motor, the current to operate it as a motor being
furnished by the storage battery.
To start the engine, the operator, after taking
his seat in the car, simply retards the spark lever
and pushes forward on the clutch pedal. This au
tomatically engages a gear of the electric motor
with gear teeth in the fly wheel of the engine, caus
ing the latter to "turn over," thereby producing
the same effect as by the old .method of cranking.
As soon as the engine takes in charges of gas
from the carbureter and commences to run on
its-own power, the operator releases the pressure
on the clutch pedal, the electric motor gear disen
gages its connection with the flywheel, and the car
is ready to be driven.' The electric motor then
again becomes a dynamo or generator, and its en
ergy is devoted to ignition and to charging the
storageJbattery. .
Westerner to Prosecute
Bath-Tub trust Heads
Frank H. Watson, United States
district attorney at Detroit, who quits
office September 1. will be retained
by the Department of Justice as spe
cial counsel to conduct the criminal
prosecution of the Individual mem-
Noven?ber.he bathtul tru8t- 8et' tor
.d5clBJS ,n tne cJv action is ex
weeks Balroore in the next lew
Funeral Services Held
For Oliver H. P. Clark
The funeral of Oliver H. P. Clark,
for years prominent in Montgomery
county, Md., politics, and for several
terms member of the Maryland Legis
lature, was held this morning; at Hf
o clock from the Oraco Eptacopal
Church, at Woodslde, Md. Interment
was made In St. John's Catholic Ceme
tery, Forest Glen.
Mr. Clark was In his seventy-ninth
year, and had llvmt In Vnnl..n..
county all his life. Death came as the
resuii or heart disease.
A pair of lace curtains
REMEMBER A PAIR, not strips. Choice of several pat
terns in Nottingham Lace Curtains with overlock stitched edges.
Plain or figured centers; 40 inches wide, 2 3-4 yards long; just
right for many windows. VALUE DOUBLE SALE PRICE, 49c
$1.85 pair
For curtains worth $3.00
Choice of 25 new fall desiens. white, twn-tnn nr AnWin
in Nottinghams, novelties in filet and Missions; also Brussels and
Irish Point effects; artistic designs; strcng mesh.
m I
PWO pdll For curtains worth $7.00
Finest imported Nottinghams, the wiry madras weaves, in
exquisite designs and copies of higher-priced curtains. Some fine
Scotch cable net curtains included; very beautiful.
54 inches, 5c.
40c HOLLAND WINDOW SHADES, 3 by 6 feet, special
at 23c
Third Floor Lace Curtain Section.
Read, young housekeeper; read, old housekeeper, and see and
be convinced of the big bargains that await every buyer tomor
row in our fall sale of Housefumishings. We ask your indulgence
in delivering packages, and also request that when practicable you
take small packages with' you. There are 160 items in the sale,
but we've, room for but these few. If there is anything wanting in
house needs, come, expecting to save a big portion of the pur
chase money.
48c DISH PANS, 14-qt. size, sale price 19c
$1J0 Keyglone Food or Meat Choppers, sale price 79c
ITCCKEL BATH-ROOM SETS, comprising 4 pieces, sale price. . 98c
$2.00 Clothes Hampers, 24-In. high, 18-In. wide $1.19
6c Lemonade or Ice Tea Glasses, each S&c
2c Jellr Glasses, with tin tops, for iyAc
36c Steel Skillets or Frying Pans, for 19c
$2.49 Galranlzed Iron Garbage Cans, lG-gaL site, for $L89
19c Counter or Dnst Brashes, for 9C
$2.00 Galvanized Iron Ash Cans, 20-gal. size, for 98c
Sanford, Smith & Sloane's 9x12 ft
Choice at $15.75
These ara surely "arreat"
values! They represent prod
ucts from the foremost Ruff
makers. All 9 by 12-ft Fine
Oriental patterns in medal
lion or smaller all-over ef
fects. ALL PERFECT. Think
of It! Only $15.76 for choice
of Axmlnsters with soft deep
surface Brussels that are
extra thick and seamless. Wil
ton velvet seamless and In
rich colorings. Installment
stores ask $37.50 for these
YOUR PURCHASE 3rd floor.
Cool and dainty
Sailor collars
Equal to collars we have sold
at 19c. and very similar to our
25c sailor collars In style and de
sign. They are made of mull,
very effectively trimmed with
lace. Choice for lOo tomorrow.
First Floor Neckwear.
25c tan dress 1 Qp ,
linen for 11 wd
This Dress Linen Is an unusu
ally good quality to sell at regu
lar price of 25c a yard. It is
certainly a splendid value at the
special price tomorrow 13c a
36 inches wide.
Excellent material for the mak
ing of children's school outer ap
parel. 1st floor' Wash Goods
Final clean-up of two lots
Silks and wash dresses
I tfrO QC for $6 to
qz.yD $io kws
M ACk $3 to
11J7 $5 kinds
These to be found tomorrow on first floor bargain tables. What
women would do without a silk or wash frock whon one can be
obtained at such a low price. Good range of slses, practically every
size in one style or another. Proflt is not considered. WE WANT
TO SELL EVERT DRESS THIS MONTH, so have adopted this dras
tic measure to dispose of those we yet have.
THE DRESSES AT $1.49 are of voiles, marquisettes, percales,
ginghams, lawns, batlstes.i tissues one-piece styles.
THE DRESSES AT $2.95 of silk and voiles, marquisettes, llaaas
and lingerie material, all one-piece style.
THE COOK AND STODDARD CO., 1313 H St. N. W., Phone M. 7428
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