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3000 MARRIAGES PASTOR'S RECORD Rev. W. A. Knighten Says He Has Conducted More Funerals Than Weddings TELLS OF HIS SMALL FEES Big Hotel Ceremony Resulted in Mis Being Given Dollar and Quarter If the Rev. W. A. Knlghten were an aspirant for championship honors In any line of endeavor, it is probable, that he could easily land the title in one direction, at least, with his record of 3000 marriage ceremonies performed since 1865, and a one-day record of six weddings. While ha , never has cared to be known as the "marrying parson," he officiated at wedding No. 8000 Thursday, and scarcely can escape the title longer. Becoming reminiscent last night, the Rev. Mr. Knlghten related the follow ing incidents in his long string of mar riage experiences: "Many people believe that the minis ter's marriage fees are always large. Now, that's where they are mistaken. "Once I was requested to tie the knot at a large hotel wedding, and for the occasion I invested in a brand new vest, white tie and white gloves. FEE) IS $I.X "After two rehearsals, the big event came off, and the hotel was crowded with invited guests in evening clothes. I tied the knot without a hitch, and after th» two had been made man and wife the groom proceeded to take up a collection for me. After making the rounds ho brought me back just $1.25." To Illustrate the point that all small marriage fees are not fruitless in the end. Rev. Mr. Knighten told the fol lowing: "As the evening shadows began to lengthen one day a very nice couple came to my house to request my ser tlcps In making them husband and wife. After I had concluded marrying them my wife came Into the room and announced supper, and we asked them to stay. "With merely a good by, they rushed off after the meal and did not even leave me a penny for my services. For sixteen years we never had a word from them. Then one morning I re ceived a letter asking for my correct address, and a few weeks later I re ceived a check for $40 attached to an explanation that their home had burned down the night that I married them, leaving them destitute. "Now, I make It a point to never kiss a bride, as some ministers often do," said the pastor, looking very grave, "unless the parents or the prin cipals request It. BEAT IIIM THAT TIME "Once I had a lovely young couple to unite In wedlock. Both being prom inent young folks, cultured and re fined, the wedding was to be a large church affair. As the ceremony drew near close friends of the groom made him believe that it had been passed around that I would kiss the bride first. "Well, I was Just In the middle of the marriage ceremony, when sudden ly, with a cry. 'I'll beat you this time, parson!' he threw his arms around the startled bride and smacked her a re- Bounding one on the lips. "Of course, in performing so many marriages, I sometimes have been de ceived," he said, "but never have I performed a marriage ceremony when I thought there was a shadow of a doubt as to my right to do so. "For Instance, once I was offered anywhere from $500 to $1000 if I would marry a couple three miles out in the ocean from San Pedro. I told them they had come to the wrong man." In his long experience as a clergy man, Mr. I^nlghten asserts that he has officiated at more funerals than wed dings. He is pastor of the Union Ave nue M. E. church, at Union avenue and Court street. Samuel Lynch, formerly a sergeant in the British .army, and Miss Mary Warn of Colegrove were the couple married Thursday, whose wedding scored 8000 for the pastor. PEOPLE BRAVE HEAT TO HEAR SHERMAN'S SPEECH Vice President Makes Address with Mercury at 100 EL. RENO, Okla., Sept 2.—lf today wasn't the climax of the heat wave In this territory, Vice President Sherman •and members of his party face some thing tomorrow In Oklahoma City that appalls the mind. Thermometers today ranged all the way from 100 to 106 degrees. Tet the heat failed utterly in keep ing away those who heard the vice president. El Reno opera house to night was filled and so was the stage. The vice president spoke a few words today to the cavalrymen stationed at old Fort Reno and went to Darlington, founded as an Indian school In 1866 by a Philadelphian of that name. Recently the school was removed elsewhere and the buildings and grounds were purchased by the Ma sonic order as a home for orphans and indigents. ATTORNEYS BEGIN SUIT OVER FIGUEROA DEFENSE (Special to The Herald) SANTA BARBARA, Sept. 2.—An at tachment for $6250 has been levied against the lands in this county of Loreta Arellanes by the assignees of the Los Angeles lawyers who defend ed George Figueroa at the trial In which he was found guilty of murder in tho first degree for the killing of his young wife. Mrs. Arellanes is the aunt of Fig ueroa and it Is sought to hold her re sponsible for the cost of his defense. Five thousand represents the fee and expenses. The , lands attached aro 700 acres in the "Careaga tract. A. M. Figueroa, the father, is made a party defendant, but has no property. L. U. Stone Is plaintiff, as assignee. REV. W. A. KNIGHTEN, WHO HAS OFFICIATED AT 3000 WEDDINGS FISH WARDEN MORGAN DIES FROM PARALYSIS Official Succumbs to Illness Brought on by Exposure While Fighting Fires William B. Mc-rgan, 82 years old, county fish and game warden, died at the home of his son-in-law, J. H. Baetz, 626 South Sichel street, yester day afternoon, after having been con fined to his bed for four months by a stroke of paralysis. Morgan was born in Nashville, Term. He came to California more than ten years ago and obtained employment as a conductor for the Southern Pacific company. Later he entered other busi ness, finally drifted into politics, and was elected game warden eight years ago. The paralytic stroke which caused his death is thought to have resulted from exposure due to long hours of fire fighting at Sunland two years ago. Up to that time he had enjoyed good health. He never recovered from the effects of his efforts to subdue the for est fire, and later suffered a stroke of paralysis. A recurrence four months ago left him almost helpless, And since that time he had been confined to his bed. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to the East Gate lodge. He is survived by a widow, a son—Glen, who is a government sur veyor at Yuma—and two daughters- Miss Hattle Morgan and Mrs. J. H. Baetz. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. It is thought the burial will be Sunday afternoon, and the ser vices will be In charge of the Masonlo lodge. _^_ CHINESE ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF BURGLARY Ching Goe Taken Into Custody as Suspect Wanted for Rob bing Japanese Ever hear of a Chinese burglar? Chlng Goe, charged with entering the room of W. Tamura, a Japanese, at 227 North San Pedro street, and robbing the mikado's subject, is the uncon ventional Chinese who has broken one kind of monotony at the police station. It has been years since the police have placed a burglary charge against a Chinese. The common offense of the Celestials is that of dealing In lottery tickets. Occasionally, when a tong war starts, they go to killing each other. Burglary, however, is so un common among the offenses charged against the race that tho weight of precedence. If the»e Is such a thing, will be in Ching Goe's favor. For several weeks detectives have received complaints from the Japanese quarter of the city of an epidemic of thefts. Officer White, who Is assigned to duty among the Japanese and Chi nese, was detailed on the case and yesterday took Goe Into custody. Sev eral small articles of jewelry which are supposed to have been stolen were found In Goe's possession when ar rested. SHRINERS WILL HAVE OUTING AT CATALINA Special Steamer to Take Lodge to Island October 10 Al Malaikah temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, will hold Its annual outing at Avalon, Catalina, Saturday, October 10. The outing will bo in the nature of a ceremonial session. The nobles will leave the Pacific Electric station Saturday at 3:30 p. m. for San Pedro, from which point a special steamer will carry them to Ava lon. Sunday at 4 o'clock in the after noon the return trip will begin. On the evening of Saturday a barbecued fish dinner will be served at Avalon. The announcement of the outing Is In the form of a booklet, which also contains an announcement that ar rangements have been made for a spe cial train to leave Los Angeles escort ing the imperial potentate to the im perial council meeting to be held In Rochester next July. The anual charity ball of the Shrine will be held this year on the evening of December 8. 60 KNIFE WOUNDS IN BODY ■WHEELING, W. Va., Sept. 2.—The body of a well dressed man bearing more than sixty knife wounds, was found today under the Qhlo river bridge. There la no clew to the Iden tity of tho man or bis assailants. LOS ANGELES HERALD SATURDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 3, 1910. AVERS VENGEANCE DUTY TO FRIEND Oaklander Writes Another Letter to Earl Rogers Reiterating Companion Poisoned CLAIMS LAWYERS FEAR CASE Correspondent Expresses Regret That Los Angeles Attorney Declines to Assist Him Another letter was received yester day by Attornoy Earl Rogers from Charles J. Carroll, the Oakland crip ple who Is alleged to have made threats against Theodore A. Bell, Democratic nominee for governor. In it Carroll, after reiterating his statement that his friend, F. L. Moore, was poisoned, de clares it his duty to avenge the death of Moore. Carroll sends a clipping from the Martinez Gazette which relates the fil ing of a complaint there in a suit for damagesr According to the Gazette, Carroll charges that Moore was slain by some mysterious Egyptian poison; that a secret order has marked him for death, and that all the Black Hand plots ever hatched are insignificant compared to the one of which he is the intended victim. As related exclusively in The Herald yesterday, Carroll's troubles began when he was ejected from a Southern Pacific train after presenting a ticket that had expired. He wanted to sue for 1200,000 damages, but his first at torney cut the amount to $20,000. Then Carroll disrrfissed him and went to Bell. Again becoming dissatisfied, he brought suit against Bell for $20,000 damages, alleging Bell had not dili gently prosecuted the suit. Then, Carroll asserts, Moore went to San Francisco on an errand in con nection with the case. Moore dined in a restaurant on the way, became ill and died of typhoid fever, according to physicians. Carroll says he was poisoned. The letter received yester day is dated at 23 Warder street, East Oakland, and follows: Dear Sir: I have been unable to get from you a reply of any kind to my letters. I would not have tried so hard to have you take up this fight were it not that they poisoned your personal friend. An ordinary case, I know that professional eti quette alone would keep you out, but whenever an outfit gets so low as to poison a man whom they did not know, and who was only trying to help a poor man out, they de serve all that they will sooner or later get. I have tried hard to get a goood lawyer to take up this case, but it is impossible. They have managed to tie the hands of every good law yer in this part of the country. They have wealth; they have won derful Influence and power. The court is as crooked as the rest of them, but sooner or later I will hold sufficient evidence to send a few people to the electric chair, or I miss my guess. I have nothing to say, Mr. Rogers, further than this. It is my duty to avenge the death of Mr. Moore, be cause Jie was trying, poor man, to do me a good turn. I sent him on an errand —an errand of informa tion. I had no idea I was sending him to his doom until it was too late to save his life. I done all I could to save him, but I could not do it. The poison was too severe. His widow is left with a mortgage on her home, and outside of couple of lots in Los Angeles, which she may be able to dispose of, the poor woman will never be able to pay off the mort gage on her home. The care of herself and a little boy 3% years old will consume all she can make. I am enclosing you a clipping from a Martinez paper which will give you some Idea of the contents of a nine-page complaint drawn up by myself and filed at Martinez last Tuesday. I regret you cannot help me prosecute this case. It is a duty you owe to Mr. Moore in a way, because I know he would have avenged your death if you had been In his place and he in yours. As the case stands now, I have not been able to get an attorney. They are all afraid of the case, I guess, or are bought off, or they"re afraid of their ability. However, the case will go on Just the same. I will fight it alone to the last best of my ability. Regretting you cannot as sist me, respectfully, C. J. CARROLL,. ARRAIGN MAN ACCUSED OF BURGLARY OF PAWNSHOP Harry J. Nau. the once famous east ern baseball player, who was returned to Los Angeles Wednesday to stand trial on a charge of complicity with Peter Vorrath In the robbery of the A. I. Shapiro pawnshop, 404 North Main street, on the morning of August 3, was arralgmed before Police Judge Williams yesterday morning on a charge of burglary. His bail was fixed at JSOOO, %nd his preliminary hearing set for September 16 at 10 o'clock. Vorrath, whose arrest In this city on August 11 furnished the detectives a clew to the whereabouts of his partner, Nau, Is still In the city Jail. Deputy District Attorney Arthur Veitch stated yesterday that he would file a joint complaint against Nau and Vorrath today, charging them with robbery. In that event the charge upon which Nau was arraigned yesterday will be dismissed. ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF THREATENING WORKMEN Charged with Intimidating and threatening workmen while on their way to work, J. E. Weaver of the Hawkins employment agency was ar ested yesterday by Patrolmen Wil liamson and Miller. He was taken be fore Police Judge William* and entered a plea of not guilty. He at first de manded a Jury trial, but when In formed by the court that It would be impossible to try the case before a jury before October 17 he withdrew his demand and will have a trial by the court September 14 at 10 o'clock. Ha furnished $50 cash bail. Weaver was arrested on the com plaint of Harry Greenewald, an em ploye of tho Union Tool works. Weaver, it is alleged, used vile and obscene language toward him on an Eagia Rock street car. NEW EXPRESS CO.'S N.Y. TRAIN COMES Los Angeles Business Men In spect Car of Through Freight from Gotham SCHEDULE TO ATLANTIC CUT Motor Truck Service Now Main tained Between City and Beach Resorts A few minutes late, but reducing the present schedule between Los Angeles and New York city for express freight, the first American Express train ar rived in Los Angeles yesterday after noon over the Salt Lake route, shortly after 3 o'clock, bringing an entire car of through express freight direct from Now York city. A good-sized crowd of express com pany and Salt Lake officials, ay well as a number of business men interested in new service, were on hand to Inspect the shipment. The train, which is officially known as the American Express, left Salt Lake City Thursday, a few hours after the American company took over the Weirs, Fargo & Co. business on the Salt Lake route, and was due here at 2:30. Sev eral delays occurred which made the train fifty minutes late. As soon as the train came to a stop the express com pany's employes rushed the car, loaded waiting wagons and they were on their way in a short time after its arrival. The competition with the Wells-Far go company will be in service and not a rate war, as rumored some time ago. The American company begins business with nearly as large a force of men as the older company, and is striving to make its delivery and 'collection terri tory as large as that of Wells-Fargo. Though the principal territory tapped by the American company is on the lines of the Salt Lake route, motor trucks are going after business where the railroad's lines do not reach. For instance, the first truck to be operated between Los Angeles and Ocean Park, Santa Monica and Venice arrived yes terday, loaded with twenty-five trunks, after being in transit between the two points a trifle under an hour and a half, which is only a few minutes more than the time required by the Los An geles-Pacific company's express car. By employing these trucks the new company hopes to draw much of Its business from the districts not reached by the Salt Lake line. In San Bernardino the American com pany operates over the San Bernardino Valley Traction lines, with connections in Redlands, Highland and Colton. It probably will open offices In each of these places. Offices already have been opened in Pasadena and Long Beach. POWER DISTRIBUTION NOW PUZZLES BOARD Mayor and Aqueduct Officials Discuss New Features of Owens River Problem Distribution of power from the Owens river aqueduct after It Is developed was the weighty matter that occupied the attention of a joint session of the advisory board of the aqueduct and the city council yesterday. No action was taken, but the conferees realized they have a problem to solve and more sessions will be necessary before a so lution is reached. ' The conference was called by Mayor Alexander, and he said last night that he will arrange for another in about a week* - '*'' *T ■"* ' - - ' ' •No action was taken tonight," .said the mayor, "for it is a large question, and cannot be solved in a minute.". . Three and a half million dollars of bonds have been voted and will be is sued some time In October for the de velopment of power along the line of the, aqueduct. The power bureau «is authorised to spend as much of this money for development as it needs, but there is a question as to how the power Is to be handled when it is developed. After it is generated it must bo dis tributed, and distribution means the laying of conduits and stretching cables and wires. This will be a large ex pense, and the alternative discussed at the session yesterday was that of tak ing over the distribution system of one 1 or more of the local companies already in the field. /" ' UNEMPLOYED ATTEMPTS TO END LIFE WITH GAS Judson Graves Found Uncon scious in Rooming House Despondent because of his inability to obtain employment, Judson Graves, 35 years old, a ranch laborer, at tempted to commit suicide by inhaling illuminating gas in a room at 230 East Second street last night. He was dis covered by the proprietor and taken to the receiving hospital in an uncon scious condition. Later he regained consciousness and the surgeons say he will recover. Graves came to Los Angeles several days ago from San Dimas, where, it is thought, he was employed on a ranch as laborer. He spent his money see ing the town and buying drinks for chance acquaintances. Last night he begged a night's lodging at the East Second street rooming house and, after stupefying himself with liquor, closed the doors and windows and turned on the gag. _• TWO NEGROES HANGED GRACEVILLB, Fla., Sept. 2.—Dang ling from a trestle Just outsids town today were found the bodies of Ed. Christian, a negro charged with shoot ing Deputy Sheriff Allen Burns, and Hattie Bowman, a negress, who was arrested on the charge of being im plicated in the crlma. American Express Agents Unloading First Through Shipment from East " ■ •*.-? fv Y: f v^^i^^^i\:>^V^.-- [ V^^^^^' ■■■'■-■-■■■■■-■'■ ■■■■^ . . ... COUNT THROWN BY HORSE, MAY BE FATALLY INJURED August Shaffelysky de Mukadel de Castellane Seymoure Not Expected to Live Falling from a horse which he was riding in Figueroa street, near Wash ington street, yesterday morning, Count August Shaffelysky de Mukadel de Castellane Seymoure sustained injuries which probably will result fatally. He is in the Clara Barton hospital suffer ing from a basal fracture of the skull and possible internal injuries. Count Seymoure had been employed by F. B. Silverwood, the clothier, to demonstrate correct wearing apparel in the show windows of his stores in this city by appearing in the latest fashions In evening attire. Seymoure's horse shied at a piece of paper fluttering in the street, and, rear ing, threw the rider to the ground. Patrolman Pautz, who was riding on an inbound Washington street car, saw the man lying in the street and rushed over to him. A passing automobile was halted and the man placed in it and taken to the receiving hospital. Ho was unconscious when picked up, but regained consciousness soon after reaching the hospital. After stimulants were administered he was removed to the Clara Barton hospital at the re quest of his employer. All efforts to locate the man's rela tives or friends or to learn anything concerning his title proved fruitless. A telegraphic communication was sent to a clothing store in San Francisco where he had been employed before coming to Los Angeles a week ago, but a reply was received that they knew nothing of him. Count Seymoure had been living at the Polnsettia rooming house at 612 South Spring street. According to those who came in contact with him he appeared to be in destitute circum stances. He Is about 35 years old. GROWERS WILL INSIST ON UNIFORM REPORTS Redlands Men Form Protective Association to Secure More System by Packers (Special to The Herald) REDLANDS, Sept. 2.—A mass meet ing of the orange growers of the Red lands district was held here Friday night and a corporation, to be known aa the Redlands Fruit Growers' Pro tective association, was formed. The organization is for the purpose of in ducing packers to aiopt a uniform sys tem of reports and bookkeeping. The association is to be Incorporated under the state laws with fifteen directors. These are A. E. Kpringberg, J. W. Gore, Halsey Allen, C. R. Paine, Thomas Fryer, A. J. Lane, W. P. Burke, G. W. Grepe, C. A. Trlpp, Andrew Kin cade, A. H. Nelson, J. L. Avery, Ben Hodge, J. T. Jeffrey and C. B. Gret tenberg. The growers claim they know noth ing of their crop after it leaves their hands and feoes to the packers. They feel that a clearing house with one auditor to investigate the books of the packers will insure them a square deal. Three hundred growers attended the meeting and over a fourth of them signed an agreement to pay dues of 50 cents on every acre of orange trees owned by them. PINCHOT MAKES PLEA FOR SEN. LAFOLLETTE MILWAUKEE, Sept. 2.—That Sen ator Robert M. LaFollette was the pio neer in the progressive movement; that he was the first public man so far as he knew to lay down the lines along which the great water power problem, the first problem of conservation to day, must be settled, were sentiments voiced by Gifford Plnchot here tonight, when he spoke In the interests of the renomination of Senator LaFollette at the primaries next Tuesday. Verdugo Canyon Land Co. Has Just Issued the most beautiful and artis tic illustrated booklet ever published In Los Angeles. Call or send for one. JNO. A. PIRTLE 401-S I'nlon Trust Bldf. REALTY MEN PREPARE FOR SAN JOSE SESSION Roosevelt Sends Regrets Over In ability to Attend Federa tion's Convention Herbert Burdett, executive secretary of the State Realty Federation, re turned yesterday from San Jose, where he and other officials of the organiza tion completed arrangements for the annual convention of the federation, which will be held In San Jose Sep tember 15-17. The program as hereto fore published in The Herald will be observed, and it is expected that the attendance will be the largest In the history of the organization. , The San Jose realty board had sent Theodore Roosevelt an invitation to at tend the federation meeting, and while in San Francisco Secretary Burdett forwarded the following telegram to the former president, then at Kansas City: "Colonel Roosevelt: California Stato Realty Fedefation stands in its sphere for precisely the business principles ad vocated by you with such wonderful results. It has exposed real estate malefactors and endeavors to protect colonists and small investors. It has fought uphill for five years. If you could comply with the request to ad dress the annual convention of the State Federation at San Jose Septem ber 15-17 the resultant good would be inestimable. As its executive secretary, I earnestly second San Jose's invita tion. HERBERT BURDETT." Following Is the reply: "KANSAS CITY, Sept. I.—Herbert Burdett, Los Angeles, Cal.: Regret physical 1 mpossiblllty to accept. Sorry. THEODORE ROOSEVELT." Invitations will be forwarded at once to Hiram Johnson and Theordore Bell, rival candidates for governor, to at tend the realty convention and address the delegates. Sacramento, San Francisco and other northern cities have pledged the at tendance of large delegations. Los An geles and Southern California will be at San Jose In force, as ma,ny matters of vital Importance to the southland in connection with realty rules and regula tions will come up for consideration. If Los Angeles makes a strong fight the next state convention of the feder atlon will be assured for this city. Oldest and Largest Savings Bank in the Southwest Resources ............. .... ... ; . $29,000,000.00 Capital and Reserve 1,850,000.00 More Than 59,000 Open, Active Accounts " *V —EGURITY AMNG S BANK iPOf! Iv\ liar w x\(XUUlllo I im! !j ■■?* i| 1« |; lij jjt; This kind of an account may i i lit IM: Bife-'l'ljjii be made In the favor of two or il Jij^^H. -1 -^ \"A^V^ •!' i rr.oro persona on terms they tpillll&LE?^lLE^wi^r havo agreed upon> A man Wftti&imwittft&ffl^iH ana wife> parent and son or • SrartffiTdßUi! daughter and partners in KiS^T^l business find this form ol ao is7'*^W^^^^^^i^^^!r^ Money deposited as a joint avi^-™1"*"EB *••--'■'* - - account is. In the event of 4% interest on term deposits. SJU^J 3% interest on Special (ordi- vivor. nary) accounts. L ')'? SECURITY BLDG., SPRING AND FIFTH STS. Merchants Bank and Trust Co IZ^l over" 1 mm Branftfci maa «1 C DoAMriwAtf Transact* a General DaJOdC* mSmmU h.™ rtmv. 209-11 S. Broadway to « «. ir«t B^m^ Editorial Section ARMY MULE SOON TO BE BANISHED Motors Will Replace Animals for Movement of Battlefield , Equipment TRAINS NOW USED IN AUSTRIA Motorcycles Suggested for Con veying Messages—Wireless Telegraphy for Phones Charles P. Leonard, first lieutenant in the seventh U. S. infantry, believes that tho army mule must go. "We havo improved our suns and fUld artillery almost beyond the recog nition of those old. Civil War days," he said yesterday, "but we are still blundering along with tho same old army mules." Mr Leonard passed through Loa Angles yesterday en route to San Francisco, where he will embark Tues day for Manila to rejoin his regiment. He had been at the signal school at Fort Leavenworth a year and while there mado a thorough study of the transportation problem for the army. In a thesis recently submitted to the war department he advocates the in troduction of motor service in the army. "The transporting of ammuni tion to the field is one of the big prob lems of modern warfare," he said, "for the rapid fire guns use many times more powder and shot than the old fashioned ones required." The Austrian army has a perfectly equipped system of motor trains, and the objection hitherto urged against more modern equipment here is that thj condition of American roads -would prevent the utility of the motor ser vice. Mr. Leonard, in his paper, has submitted the idea of sending a prop erly constructed wagon from Maine to California, and from Canada to Mex ico, timing the trip so that the worst weather of each country would bo encountered. He believes that manu facturers would build cars so ar ranged that every difficulty of ice, mud, snow and rain would bo over come. TO USE MOTORCYCLES The advisability of using motorcy cles for conveying messages Is another improvement Incorporated in this sug gestion by Mr. Leonard, and he proved the practicability of his plan at the Chickamauga maneuvers this summer when a message sent by motorcycle was delivered in eight minutes while it took-a horse and rider one hour and ten minutes to reach the same point. An example of the value of motor trains was to be found in the recent Japanese war when the Japanese had but one railway running from their base of supplies up to Mukden. This caused constant delay In receiving food .supplies for the field and the hos pital, and in various ways Impeded the army while motor trains would prac tically have relieved all these diffi culties. The installation of a wireless teleg raphy car to substitute for the tele phone and telegraph service now used is another scheme which Mr. Leonard has recommended and which Is now under advisement by the war depart ment. "By the use of high power engines to generate electricity it would be possible to overcome the static elec tricity which interferes now with the use of wireless. Storage batteries give only a low note but with a high power generator It will be easy to strike the high distinct note which will make wireless eminently practicable on the battlefield." The advent of airships Into military use has not escaped Mr. Leonard's at tention and he is much Interested in them. "They will prove of wonder ful value for reconnoisance but will not be used for transporting equip ment or supplies in our time." saia the officer, "although I believe that eventually they will prove a remark- a ll 6 force in the adjustment of all affairs." It seems a far cry frotn th» arr"y mule to the aeroplane, and It is probable that the war department will wait some time before making many aerial adventures.