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NATIONAL CAPITAL NOTES
Washington. May 10.
AN m9Dltß< TRUBT.— A visitor if the of
flre of Attorney Genrral Xnos yesterday ventured
ths -• • - -- that ihfr" ar# many ideas of justice
fn tbe *ortS. "Very true," said the Attorney Gen
cr£ "and let me cit«» you a case In point. In a
Veetern city & political "boss* collected one night
• large campaign fund. Incidentally there was
much cheer. Midnight found the 'boss* clinging to
a lamppost trying to signal a cab. At that Juncture
two of his w*r<l "heelers' approached. For «b
rious reasons they had not been bidden to the
least aad tr»y never suspected that their manager
Ir.ec KIMO la Ms pockets. The liquor had not ren
dered him unconscious of his pocket assets nor
Tn'ln-ed h.m to the realization that his henchmen
If they ltarned the facts would rob him without
compunction. "Roy*." he said, Ta brrke. Get a
cab and take me to Try ho-.e' and I'll make good.'
When ' hey escorted him to the clerk's desk in the
hotel the leader managed to pay: "Give each of
tfieye men 53." Thon. handing over to the clerk hi?
Tt>Uik7 roil, he Bdu<<l. as he i=ank Into a chair. 'Take
cere of tr.is wad until morning.* The two 'heelers'
psied eagerly at the disappearing fortune, and as
the safe door Fhut one of them, doubling his fist
b: tbe leader, exclaimed: "You miserable thi«-f;
yca've robbed oar "
COMPREHENSIVELT SURPRISING.-Prc siflent
Fnofv«!;'s versatility is demonstrated on many
occasions. bi:t never more notably than In hir man
r.er of parrying; questions when the time to answer
T"«»n"i. Jr. his opinion, is not ripe. In all the lor.R
J:ne cf chief magistrates of the nation there proba
t.!y never was an incumbent of that office so '.:ti!e
,-. .R.iK ■". -n ru-Fita:* in riving voice to his beliefs
pnd stating them In the most positive, unequivoca;
fashion. But there a.r« matters that arise ofttlm«T,
In the career of a public man that call for silence
Par a t.m>-. and that contingency occurred when
3Jr. Roosevelt decided upon quitting the, office of
Aaafatart Secretary of the Navy to go to the front
■Kith the Rouen Riders. An old newspaper man
hr.(J occasion to s-e«* him on that occasion and got
»o further than the front door of Mr. Roosevelt's
domicile, the home of his Torother-ln-law, Com
mb4r Cowles. This is the newspaper man's
"There had been rumors and rumors of rumors
rll day Isaaj that AF'istant Secretary Roosevelt
Std resigned and was to join the Rough Riders.
The str-ry wa? pretry well probed into by a host of
r.ewj-paper men during The day and evening and
it Y.oj& been found impossible to verify it satis
fartortty. About midnight, or perhaps a. few min
trtcs later, spurred by a raft of telegrams repeating
Ibe report*. I jumped on tlie car ai;d made for the
Koosc-vrlt habitat- It wa.- a pretty late hour to
rout a pub ■ ofllHal out of bee. but T thought the
occasion .iuftilled it. and sti'l think bo. Besides. I
hz.i known Mr Roosevelt fairly well and had
often Ueiened to >-■> stories and anecdotes in th*
seclusion of his private o?n>e at the Civil Service.
<'onuniF*«Son. R*-j4sgurf(i by ih«- old acquaintance
ship I rtepped hiisk'.y up the tteps and rang
\h' tell. The ho«a« mbi very dark, every blind
drawn a.nfi not a ray of light anywhere. Ac-air. I
rang, but no sound. Determined not to be bluffed.
1 rang the beil once and soon heard footstep*
cioveT The window sash went up and Mr. Roose
velt leaned out and wanted to know what was
wcr.ted. T raid. "Good evening. Mr. Roosevelt: this
is . Is it true that' 'Why. Mr. .' in
rroatc4 the future President. I am e-urprlsed.'
*Sa ajn 1. Mr. Roosevelt, but it's an important mat
*•'■ and I'll explain later. I would like to know
If* 'Why. Mr. . I nm surprised.* 'J ap
preciate that fact," I persisted, "but It Is oxreci
li.srly Important to know the exact facts. I* it true
that' "Vhy. Mr. .' broke in the cold, calm
Toire. 'I am very much surprised." and down went
the window sash and back to bed went Mr. Roose
velt. It was ■ coid dash and it took m»> some time
ta iefo*w from the shock, bat Mr. Rooseve'.t eub
sequently laughingly explained that be had had a
particular anxiety not to have the rtory appear
that day "
LOST AT. I. SAVE CLOTHES.— The clans that
•nent from W,->?hinrtor! to the recent dedicatory
c»r«noni«* at St. Louis embraced a goodly number
of poker player*. This was especially the case on
the train that bore the "Washington correspondents,
tor newspaper men are prov<=rl>ially enthusiasts on
the game. WT»en the special neared the outskirts
<■• Washington on the return trip a group got up
from the card table for the first time since early
the night before. There were some disconsolate
ere* among them, and one especially was blue,
t>th a great big capita.l B. While he was gather
ing his effects together preliminary to quitting the
train a porter hurried to him. "Mr. — ." he said.
'•here's yo' cuffs vo done lef" at «3e table." "My
ruffs porter?" "Ye*, sah. yo* cuffs." Gathering
titmaelf to hip full height and with a.n austerity of
<A-pre. sion that was vociferous, the newspaper raan
<3:r*cted his indt_x finger at tho Senegambian anl.
to the amusement of hilt associates, exclaimed in
Fier.Tnrian tones*: -'Porter. I'll have you understand
that I nave lost iw cuffs. I have lost nothing on
This trip but my moner. my conscience and my
v STRIKING RESEMBLANCE.— is consid
rrable amusement in the War Department, thes.
<! tys over the experience of a crusty old officer on
tfie retired list with a genial and witty son of Erin.
The general (brpvet brigadier) left Washington last
week with a particularly fin* hunting dog. which
h«- was taking out to his farm to be trained. He
< "mfortahiy enscoaoeal himself in a day coach and
placed •h- dog on the seat beside him. The gen
eral is ■Mai known H the road, and no objection
was made H his taking Ma dog into the coach.
Tnut later an Irishman, who oouM not find a teat.
callei the attention of the conductor to the fact
that thr- dor wmf occupvinc one, and the general
■was requested to put his canine friend on the floor.
The Irishman, after taking the seat, desired to
placate the evidently rafcp old gentleman and he
remark* 'Beg pardon, sir. but it's a p»ea£ant
day." "Tes." replied the general curtly. "That
appears to be a very fine breed of dog. Fir."
twituiwl the rtFhmari a little later. "Yes '
flapped th* general. Bnt the Irishman, not to be
pqueiched. tried aeaitv "Beggln* your pardon, sir."
he ■ rked. "but would yez t»>ll me phat breed or
t <tr thai tar* , ...
That sir." almost shoaled the peneral. is a
ero^ tween an Irish setter and a fool!"
' Shur*. now. an' I might have known that." re
plied the irrepressible Irishman. "Shure. he bears
c re?iir,Manf*e to the both of us."
PROFESSOR >RPAN COW LORE.— Dr. David
Ptarr Jordan, who command.- the government's
KfentiSc expedition to Alaska to study the question
rf preventing the decrease in tbe salnr-'t! supply, is
nut only s.n eminent ichthyologist and college araat
dent, but a mar of achievement ir. many lines of
fience. His great range of knowledge and his readi
v-?f a* a lecturer have created an active demand
for his services. On th« Pacific Coast it is an ac
cepted belief that President Jordan can telk on any
thing froai monads to the Milky Wev. This reputa-
Uon broo«M him a request raeeutl> from the State
DBfeTinen'a Association <-f California to address
that body on the latest resources in regard to tuber
culosis in cattle. This was altogether outside of the
Wrr.^d doctor's lino, hut a confession that ne was
Ji<u posted on the eubject arould not have been t>e
li.jved by th» raUfornia rarmera. who arouW na\e
construed it a? a disinclination to give his vie»s
t*f..re a body of bucolic and untitled laymen, As
De. Jorfian is a man of great democracy of *pir«,
the only thing for him to do was to accept -the In
vitation" and cram for the «K-caakm. Ills » dd .T* s 'L o n
me puirnonary diseases of cattle «° boaled i t f h * nnd
ir-ps of (very experimenter up to date. After the
feetm - student dairyman, who had gone 50m*
what technically into the subject, approached the
eoUese president ar:d .-tsked a few Queatlons which
et onrr l^traved ati -knowledge of the sub
let. "Now. see here." UiaKbed Or. Jorden aon
o.r.n.r me too narrowly. L*t me confess to you . that
1 i;*ve never conducted a single experiment along
that One, ... that, la r*>ality. 1 t^^gSS
d.f.r.it.!v about tutx-rculoKis »n cattle or "£«» ing
dae about th,- catU-. The fact la. my friend I
i,f. v . -r «.wn«-d or rx«mined but *n« of the JP«»*M
toe fe£tei in niy HU. a >M ! U»at was 0. tame dom«
tic mlfc-a oow. which. -»"..far a.« 1 could determine,
vas iiotorioutlv healthy."
V/HERE WATCHING IS NEEDED.-Friends of
<~^ri»-s H Ltoyiiton. of Washington, now the suptr
haeadent of the Eastern division of The aasariated
J^ SP . Br <> ul'Ans v *tory about the way he was
or.cc r*^omm<ndod to the throne of grace by hi^
;oung boy. The youngster ir Just in knickerbockers,
iici !«= briKhr beyond his jaawr He is "long on
orfeteaj M«* nr.d * -tickler for saeitcagy mt ex
rr.,-ion His r*«her In the course of hj« new*pap<:
Bareer t>~ame Pari* correspondent for the °"£"« v ,
boa at oMch he it; now one of the most J"'*^""'
factm The boy was here In Washington when his
' "ThTltttS ch°ap £\d h*s P^« ««nS^r o^°SS
fe^jspsyayas bed. he rtroppea <>i
'/■iMial uapasi.aHaa to the
J-xKBI/- he prayed, "hies* grandma and blew
good to imamma And^lx^d.
wrhc* there, i^ttet watch Mss n»rtv v
l?r. \-t-~* in J'aris, you kjassr. Lord.
NATION OF LETTER WRITERS.-The gross
p&ai receipt- of NVw-Tork City for the month al
Arm. as oompa>e« stth April. laX Increased almost
Tanners and Curriers
will find it to their advantage
to make inquiries oi
VACUUM OIL CO.
KOCHLSTLK, N. t.
No. 29 Broadway. New York.
10 p?r cent. This Is almost the figure of percentage
reached by the country as a whole, as shown hy the
official statement of grosß postal receipts at the
fifty largest postofflces in the T'nited States, a com
parative report which constitutes n barometer of
the buslr.es? conditions of the country. The receipts
££w* N>tv " Vork wero 1 - lf *-29i. against J1.009.728 in
i*c. an Increase of 166,563. or 9.0 per cent. Other
•lli** follow: Jersey City. $25,626. iißainst $23,150 in
v&JZ. an tocroaae of $2.47ti. or 10.6 per cent: Albany.
C 9.137. agaijist $24,190 in 1902, an Increase of $1,967. or
2c „ per cent; Buffalo. $103,825. against $90,855 in 1902,
an increase of $13.v.j. or 14.3 per cent: Krooklyn.
J1C7.4C2. against $145,110 in 1902. an increase of $22,352.
or 15.4 ptr cent; Rochester. $60,869. against $46.550 in
15*02. an increase of $14,181. or 30.3 per cent: Newark,
550.512. against »-*6.653 in 1902. an increase of J4.129. or
S.B per cent; Syracuse. $30,053. against $27,550 in 1952.
an increase of $2,603. or 9 per cent.
The Increase in sales for the country as a whole is
11. per cent, and only three out of the fifty post
offices show decreases of receipts. The largest per
centage of increase was at Rochester. Chicago
beats New-York by an increase in receipts of over
15 per cent.
A PHILIPPINE BOXAXZA.
Large Profits from Rice Culture in
Washington. May 10 (Sp-clal).— The establish
ment of a 500-acre rice farm In the Philippines,
Including the complete equipment, with thrasher
and traction engine, can b*> accomplished for not
to exceed $5,000. while the pros? receipts from a
single crop should amount to from $15,000 to
530.000 gold, according to the Philippine Depart
ment of Agriculture, which has Just forwarded
to the Bureau of Insular Affairs of the War De
p.irtment some interesting irformp.tion on this
subject. What wheat is to the Occident rice
is to the Orient, but, notwithstanding the fact
that rice is one of the principal arrlcultural
products of the Philippine Archipelago, its con
sumption greatly exceeds its production.
Statistical information relative to importations
during the Spanish regime is meagTe and entirely
unsatisfactory, though fragmentary details
availahle seem to indicate that under normal
conditions and for a period at least there were
considerable exportations of this commodity to
China. It is known that the acreage under
cultivation has been decreased to one-fourth, as
an incident of the war. cholera, rinderpest and
surra. Importations of rice are shown by the
reports of the Insular Bureaa to be as follows:
During the calendar year 1901. 376,211,389
pounds: value. 55.105.841, and 1902. e59,460,077
pounde: value. 55,754,385. Of this amount and
during the calendar year 1902 412.594.601
pounds were received from th<= French East
Indies anrl 177.090.951 pounds from China.
I>uring the present year the decrease in pro
duction has been so great that in order to avoid
famine the Philippine Government has Imported
large quantities of rice, which it is selling to the
people at cost.
The method of cultivation of rice in the Phil
ippines is in many respects similar to that
practised in China, Japan. India and other Ori
ental countries. The process of preparing the
seed beds, transplanting, puddling the soil and
■taHliMI the crop, all conform to the practice
of other communities where labor is cheap. The
probable economic prohibition against the in
troduction of advanced methods and the con
sequent failure of occupation of a greater por
tion of a crowded population dependent upon
the soil, which will apply to China and other
competitors, lo^es Its force of argument in the
Philippines, with a population of only about
eight millions to an area equal in extent to the
whole of New-Englar.d and the State of New-
York. It is even fast becoming a T^cessity. as
wages increase under American standards, to
introduce Improved methods, in order to in
crease productive capacity necessary for com
petition with foreign rice. As an illustration it
is stated that, ivhil<> the Philippine laborer now
receives only $20 gold per annum and board,
and a Louisiana laborer $200 gold and board,
yet . the former, impeded in part, at least, by
crude methods, while receiving one-tenth the
wages of the latter, produces but one-hundredth
of the rii-* .
There are extensive areas distributed through
out the archipelago v.'iere soils are admirably
adaptf.d to the growing of rice. In fact, any
fairly fertile soil tnnt has sufficient clay to re
tain moisture is suited to its needs. Low, level
lands are for many reasons preferable.
Although rice is a water plant, erood draln
age le essential to its cultivation. In the Philip
pinea but little attention is paid to irrigation,
and the rains are depended upon to inundate
the land. Were advantage taken of the large
number of streams which travers* the coun
try, dependence need no longer be placed on
the rainy seat-on, and there mipht be two re
sultant crops instead of one. The present ditch
ing and levying methods are primitive and need
ARREST IN KENTUCKY FEUD.
Curtis Jett. Charged with Murder of J. B.
Marcum, in Jail.
Lexington. K>.. M.iy 10.— The capture of Curtis
Jett. charged with the assas*ination of .1. B. Mar
r;:m in Jackson on Monday, was accomplished
without bloodshed early this morning. He Is now
in the Clark County Jail, at Winchester. Beartnp
a warrant which had been sworn out by Bamnei
Jett. uncle of the accused man. Sheriff MeChnrd
and a aoaae of seven men le-ft "Winchester at mid
night en Saturday. Reaching Jackson's Ferry, ten
miles distant, at 2:30 a. m., they left their buggies
and crossed the Kentucky River to Madison Coun
ty In canoes. They proceeded on foot to the home
of MrF. A. Haggin. Jett's mother, two mik« from
the ferry. Six of the posse were atattoned around
the dwelling, and Sheriff McChord and Deputy
Btokeley approached the front door and knocked.
Jett's mother answered, and. after *onv; parley,
admitted that Curtis was within. They weie ad
nnVted. and found Jett awake, but in bod. He
Bhook 'hands with the Sheriff and said that he
would git" no trouble. Reaching under his pillow
W "drew cut his pistol, and turned it over to his
mother to keep. He made no show of resistance
™fd was landed In jaii at Winchester by daylignt.
sepfather. A. Hafrgin. charges that when
Jett i reachS hie house last night from Jackson he
Proceeded to draw his pistol on him. and ordtred
hinTto get out of the neighborhood. Hagsln went
to Richmond and aware out a warrant, charging
Jett with breach of the peac« by aaaault with a
pfstol In the jail to-day Jett was .communicative
,-, all matter* save the killing of Marcum.
"•HI get out of this all nght.' was the only
atatemeni he would make which cr.uld be «n
"rued as a referen« to th- charpe. He said he
wanted to b, triec in Breathitt County. He was
bit TV in denouncing hi* uncle, who had had him
arreated; and that the se<,re would be evened
un when' he was at liberty. When asked about tbe
«ta«rrient that flve men would testify he had killed
M^r urn he "neered nnd replied. "What's that to
you "' To Sheriff M< "hord he was equally non
;..,n-.rr.i.-nieative aa to the Marcum tragedy.
i.., is twenty-eight years old. athletic in build,
_1 n ,1,-ep set ke*n eyes, and has bushy red hair.
That he submitted to arrest was an agreeable sur
nrUe to the officer*, who feared an encounter,
jett denied that he drove his stepfather from
home He will be arraigned on Tuesday, arid it Is
Fussed he vitl be transferred to the Jackson
district for tria.l.
MEDICAL MEN TO MEET IN WASHINGTON.
Waehir.pton, May 10.— The sixth triennial session
of the Congress of American Physicians and Sur
geons will be held in this city, on Tuesday, XVednes
dav ond Thursday of this week. The meetings will
heein on Tuesday afternoon, and on the evening
,f that day the president of the -ongreas. Dr. W.
\v' Keene will deliver an address. Sixteen so
i»Tie« and associations of specialists will be^rep
cl fj? and most of the discoveries In medicine
r<?S H en^«ry irf tU last three vr-ars will he dls
andJl A^r? matters that will be considered are
, M^tificatTon a)l isolation of the smallpox
the identifi^uon of malaria and similar diseases
r^'e mosquito, and the value of a number of new
by the mosquu °> nilndr ed physicians are ex
£C;^S to b- Present and. In addition there will
F c Tentative* from the army and navy and
V TfiK THoVpita.l Service. Each of the sixteen
VSJSuent socfettae repreaented in the congress
gin "hoW Its annual meeting during the awaft.
TOWN ENDANGERED BY FOREST FIRE.
t kHMa Pcnn.. ay 10 One of the fiercest
m«- da -raring forest fires in the history of
Sf Tne'hen? Mountains has been ra.in since
the A«e«**ny bove rmnlo. th( big coal and lumber
rariy antafi^ l , ciork to _ nij?ht murh
tOWR £ li. fe H for the M fety of several camps
apprehension is Wtjr
ot lumbermen » ho » f jhem
had been tswept «... Vould have to flee from the
have P«»tf n *v?- ftf T ?hJ flre. and as no tldinsa have
camp* ahead of tat n _ ' tne re is much alarm. The
i^t, recci\ed frrtmthgm in terr ible fury and
flames came toward "£»£ ard chUl . in Dunjo
atnoon every n »« possible to save the
was out doing « V^ M \tier hours of flf htina
£wn from de?t rue n^ m eVwer? checked, but it
the ~ogr£-s U£e2l3sM ' kee p them under
NEW-YORK DAJLIiV /x?rßui\E. MOXDAY, MAY 11. 1903.
COLONIES FOB A CEXTURV
Administrative Experience of ■ the
Nations from 1800 to 1900.
Washington, May 10 (Special).— "Colonial Ad
ministration. ISOO-190O." is the title of one of the
most interesting monographs ever issued by the
Bureau of Statistics, discussing, as it does, the
methods of government, commerce, population
and area of the colonies of the world. When it
is learned that in so-called colonies there live
upward of T»00,000,000 people, the importance of
the subject is at once appreciated, and an espe
cial interest attaches to the contents of the
brochure because of the piactically new depart
ure of the United States in the direction of colo
On the question of the government of colonies,
to which the study is especially devoted, the
monograph shows that in the colonies composed
of people of the governing country or their de
scendants, the administration of government is
left almost exclusively to the people of the col
onies themselves: in those colonies whose popu
lation is chiefly of a race, customs and climatic
conditions differing from those of the home
country, th<? Governor and other executive offi
cers are usually appointed by the home govern
ment, and these, with the aid of natives— usually
in the form of a legislative body, one branch of
which is elected by the people— frame the laws
and regulations which are administered by the
officers appointed hy the home government.
Local and municipal legislation and administra
tion are left to the natives wherever practicable,
and they are encouraged to assume the duties of
administering law and improving and develop
ing the community commercially and otherwise.
The construction of roads, railways, telegraphs
and other methods of communication by which
the natural products of the colony can be sent to
the markets .if the world is encouraged, and in
most cases the coat is borne by the colony
itself. The development of the colony is usually
coincident with the development of facilities of
transportation and communication. Funds for
the conduct of the colonial government are
raised in practically all cases in the. colony
itself, and by methods usually adopted in other
parts of the world, though in the newer colonies
customs duties are the chief source of revenue*.
The commercial relations beUveen colonies and
their governing: countries are also discussed ai
considerable length, showing that the colonies in
practically all eases take a larger proportion '-f
their imports from the governing country than
from other nation?, and that the demands of the
governing countries (located as they are In the
temperate zones, for the products of their col
onies (located a? they are in the tropics> are
The report chows that the commerce of the
colonies amounts to about 93,800,000,000. of
which about one-half is Imports, largely drawn
from th^ governing: countries, while in turn the
colonies supply a large proportion of the tropical
and sub-tropioa) products required by the coun
tries which administer their government.
The colonies, so cabled, of the world, including
in this term all territory not contiguous to the
country by whose government it is controlled,
occupy two-fifths of She land surface of the
globe and contain one-third of the world's pop
ulation, or about .Vto.O<»0,000 people. Of thi*»
population only three small groups, numbering
less than 15,000,000 population, are composed in
any considerable degree of the people of the
govprning country or their descendants. The
colonies chiefly composed of people from the
governing country or their descendants, are the
English colonies of British North America,
Australasia and Boat!) Africa. The remaining
485,000,000 penj/ie. governed by countries not
contiguous to that which they occupy, have a
population of less than 1 per cent of the na
tionality which administers the government.
Practically all of Africa. Oceania and South
ern Asia are governed by countries not con
tiguous to the territory In question. All of the
governing countries are located in the tem
perate rone and practically all of the territory
governed as colonies is, with the exception of
Canada. Southern Australia and New-Zealand,
tropical or sub-tropical.
The 4Sri.o<>tMKH> people of stork different from
that of the governing country, and located in
the tropics, are divided into thre*> great groups—
East Indian. West Indian and African. The
East Indian, "t Oriental, group includes th..^
British roloni^s of India. Ceylon, the Malayan
Peninsula. Fiji and Borneo, the Dutch colonies
of Java and Sumatra and the French colony of
Indo-China— all located comparatively near to
the Philippines and having a population, cli
mate and other conditions somewhat similar to
those of the Philippines. The second group.
the West Indian, includes colonies governed by
the British. French. Dutch and Danish govern
ments: the third group. Africa and adjacent
lands, includes territory governed by Great
Britain. France. Germany, Italy, Portugal and
The population of th« British colonies is. in
round numbers. 350.000,000; that of the French
oolorre^ iWS.OOO.OOO; Netherlands colonies. 35,
00O,<J0O;' Belgian c-olonies. 3O.O00.O0O; German
colonies 1.-.,<mm>,<>oo; Port guese colonies, 9.000,
000, and Spanish colonies. IS.VtftO. while the non
contiguous territory governed by the United
States has ;i population of about 10.iH10.000. Of
the population of 350.000,000 thus governed by
Great Britain nearly 300.000.000 are in the East
Indian group, 35,000,000 in Africa and less than
3<*M<W> in the West Indies. Of the Dutch
colonies 35.000,000 are in the East Indian group
and 50.000 in the West Indies. Of the French
colonies about 2-"i 000,000 are in the East Indian
group, 25.000.000 in Africa and 360.000 in the
FOREST TIRE PREVENTION.
Gifford Pinchot Attacking the Problem Sci
Waahtactoß, May M (SpecialV— The ieseeoing 6i
the damagei occasioned by forest fires from which
Kew-Tork. in common with most of the other
States, has suffered severely, is th<> object of a new
braacn of investigation undertaken by the Bureau
of Forestry under the direction <>f Gifford Pinchot
Last year within tv.-o weeks over $l2ott>,ooo worth
of timber and other property was destroyed by
forest f.res in OreKon and Washington. This « rior
mous lofs occurred on a restricted area and repre
sents only a pmHll part of the annual loss from
this aource. Every timbered region of the United
States suffer* year aftpr year from fire. The an
nual loss is estimated from BS.MB.Mi to $.V). 000.000.
Forest iires have been regarded as aln-.ost inevit
able, and few systematic attempts have been made
to prevent or control them exr.-pt in the States of
New-York. Pennsylvania and Minnesota, which
have ettclewt systems of fire protection.
The Bureau of Forestry has this year undertaken
a tborouSß study of the forest fire problem in sev
eral liiffer-nt regiaoa It has placed men in forest
distrtcta to study flr"« while in the praoeaa of burn
ir.g. Instead of waiting until the fires arc over and
relyinK •ir Information on local reports, as has bam
done heretofore, the fires are now being observed
by the bareau'a agents and full data will b« ob
tained as to how they were caused, how fast they
burn what conditions favor or hinder th^m. and
lust what da:n:iK<- tii-y do to the soil and to tree
growth. Each aKfnt of tn« bureau has been a.«-
Fi'gned to a district and is Investigating ail fires
that occur within his territory. For example, one
man studies a lumber tract, another a farming dis
trict, a third b turjientlne ••r'-h«rd. etc.
In connection with this detailed study, the- .''»;ent*
will observe th" ,n'-thod« of fire protection prac
tised by railroads and other ownera of timber lands.
The fire warden systems of tho States which have
forest fir* laws, and the patrol system In use on
the federal torest reserves will aiao be observed
?By^«tlci methods the Bureau of Forestry hopes
'Bj pu^-h methods th? Bureau of Fore Wry hope?
to replace With carefully gathered facts the vague
general notions that dow exist about forest nree.
\\hen the problfm Is solved for any particular
rejrion the bureau will be ready to recommend
methods of fire prevention and control for the pri
vate land owner, and to RUflg«S< forest fire legis
lation for tlie various States. . ■
The investigatton is now /in progress in Northern
Florida and Southern Alarima and Georgia under
the direction of Ernest A. Sterling. H. J. Tomp
kiiiF with a small corps of assistants has bepun
fhe work in Minnesota. Wlaconwn and Michigan.
Ijfter in tn" season a study of for.-st fires will be
made on the'Paeiflc Coast.
CHAFFEE INSPECTS . PLATTSBURG.
riattsburar. N V.. May 10,-MaJor GeneraJ Chaf
fee commanding the Department of the Ea*t, with
his' aids Captain Lindsay and Ueutenant Harper,
has iust finlshe.: an official inspection cf Platts
MEXICO'S MONEY PLANS.
Representatives of This Country,
Mexico and China Meet.
fET TEI.F^RJkPH TO THE TRIBCNE.I
Washington, May 10.— Representatives of thiF.
country, Mexico and China were in conference
here yesterday regarding tbe plan for a fixed
ratio between geld and silver coinage for the
silver using countries. The conferrees were Sec
retary Hay, Charles A. Conant and Professor
John W. Jenks. representing the United States;
the Mexican Ambassador, Sefior Jos6 Y. Liman
tour, Mexico's Minister of Finance, and Enrique
C. Creel, representing Mexico, and the Chinese
Minister, representing that country- Mr. Creel,
Mr. Conant and Professor Jenks are members of
the Joint commission appointed to work out the
plan, and the conference was the final discus
sion of the subject prior to their departure for
London on May 19. It was also the Initial
meeting of Sefior Limantour with Secretary Hay
in connection with the proposed plan, and the
Mexican fiscal system received a great share of
the attention of the conference.
There was practically no change in thu tenta
tive plan which the commission will present to
Great Britain, France and Russia, and which
has been heretofore outlined in The Tribune,
that Is: A token coinage for each silver using
country to be limited in amount and maintained
by the government issuing it at a fixed ratio
to gold, which will probably be 32 to 1. The re
lent riie in tha price of silver was considered
in connection with this ratio. The price
of silver bullion would have to go to over *>4
cents an ounce to disturb the proposed ratio,
and, though the price has been sent up by the
purchases for the Philippine currency, the de
mand for the Straits Settlements and an in
creased demand by China, it was not thought
by the conferrees that the price of bullion
■would reach the point mentioned, and become a
disturbing: factor in the plan agreed upon.
Mexico Is taking the initiative in the matter
of establishing a new financial system for her
self.' This progress has been very satisfactory,
according to Mr. Creel, who consented to discuss
the question for The Tribune.
"Mexico has a commission of sixty members at
work on the problem." he said. "This commis
sion will undoubtedly make a report within the
next sixty days. Public opinion in Mexico is
decidedly in favor of the proposed new fiscal
system, which will give a fixed gold value to the
new silver coin proposed, and the prediction is
safe that the commission will report favorably
on it. There Is much American and European
capital waiting the inauguration of the new sys
tem before being invested In various large enter
prises in Mexico.
"The. details of the plan have not been aerreed
upon, but tentatively they contemplate the coin
age of a token silver coin which the government
will agree to maintain at a certain parity with
gold by maintaining a gold reserve of 50 per
cent of the amount of silver coin issued."
The conference yesterday was declared to be
most Sfctisfactory by all who attended it. There
are fev.er difficulties presenting themselves to
the proposed plan than have been contemplated.
A war in Manchuria might result in increas
ing the price of silver to such a point that the
proposed ratio of P>2 to 1 might have to be aban
doned for another; but this could easily be done
'BLA CX STIGMA"— M YERS.
The Clergyman Says Ebstcin Must
Come Back to Remove It.
The Rev. Dr. Cortland Myers, of the Baptist Tem
ple. Brooklyn, through whose emade against pnm
blers in Brooklyn eleven men have been found
puiity of keeping handbooks and two police cap
tains have been suspended, dwelt on that subject
again last night in his sermon. He reiterated his
charge* that some persona in the Police Depart
ment are accepting bribes, and predicted that cells
in State prison mi^ht be their future abode.
Dr. sfyera took occasion to make the following
attack on Deputy Commissioner Ebstein, who Wt
for Europe last Thursday:
The Deputy < "ommissioner has gone to Kurope in
baste and left only an attempt to throw the re
sponsibility for confirmed guilt on hffi subordinates.
He has never answered tn« most serious charges
against himself. He must hasten back to redeem
his pledges and rool out the black stigma upon hi«
r>M ord The public is not deceived by this tem
porary escape and shirking of responsibility. What
do we have a head for and pay him the largest
salary? That list of eleven poolrooms given him
eight months ago and never touched, he has not
cleared up. That at least wa? in liis personal
Major Ebstein announced nis intention of going
to Europe some weeks before T'r. Myers's first
public utterance on gambling.
Referring <o thf fact that the handbook men
come up for sentence this morning. Dr. Myers said:
The convicted gnmblers must be punished, or law
is a mockery and society has lost its -urity. I
am not rejoicing in th^ir punishment, r>ut in th*
knowledge thHt righteousness ia still on tbe earth
and that justice is asserting its kingship and ris
ing to th*- throne. T hope for their imprisonment,
because there will be no other deterrent for the
ininulty. Tbe pamblers ought to be made to feel
the lro'n hand of the law. so that neither they nor
any other man in this city will dare to venture
down into the awful rlenths of this sin again.
Dr. Myera said that the wife of one of the con
ricted harl pleaded with him to ask mercy for her
husband at the hands cf the judge, but he bad been
obliged to deny her request. He continued:
I regret this criminality and the ne-^ssity for pun
ishment, but pray <Jod for the enthronement of jus
tice. But thi? is the hour also to blacken the record
of any other man. be be roundsman or sergeant or
captain or inspector <>r commissioner, who takes
the gamblers' money for protection. Somebody has
done it. and it ought to he probed to the bottom by
the head of the Police Department and punishment
Insisted on by every honest citizen. If men paid to
enforce the law put it in the police market for sale,
what shall we say about the criminals who break
the law atvl their increasing number? They are
guilty; but the man who takes their blood stnined
money ir most guilty. My supreme contention is for
purity and fidelity in the officials, and ther- is not a
shadow of excuse for the present startling condi
tions. "When tbe official c,->r> be bought by the crim
inal and money is more thnn manhood the republic
is in peril and has no opportunity for proud boast.
Every man knows how the oflic** of police captain
has bef>n bought at an exorbitant price in a pari of
this city, and every man knows that It was a better
investment than a gold mine. The same damnable
influences ar- at work on the East Side.
GREENE GLAD OF DR. MYERS'S HELP
Says There Are Reasons Why Chapman
Should Not Be Reappointed.
Police Commissioner Greene did not make his
accustomed Sunday tour of the city yesterday. The
Commissioner said last niglit that he bad returned
from Buffalo at such a late hour on Saturday
night a..« to preclude any possibility of his making
his weekly tour..
In regard to the reinstatement of ex-Police Cap
tain Chapman, who has made application for rein
statement. General Greene said:
I do not know that tbe application haa been made
officially to me. or whether i- has been made un
officially. There are several reasons why ihe
captain should not be reappolnted. No man
who has been removed from office and placed on
the veteran pension list can be removed from that
list for any reason. While I have . haipe of the
department" 1 do not propose that sucß a precedenl
shall be established.
Speaking of the aaslslsilff r<-mii red the Police
Department by the Rev. Dr. Cortland Myers. of
Brooklyn, in giving mfsrmation which led to tb<
raid= of Saturday night. General Greene said:
\\ i are always glad to have the co-operation of
such loyal citizens as Dr. Myers The informa
tion which gave the police authority to make th_
raids waa furnished by Dr. My-rs s attorney. Buoh
assistance is greatly beneficial to tbe department.
CONVICT AND EMANCIPATED NEGRO.
Atlanta. Ga.. May 10. Dr. Charles H. Parkhur?;.
of New-York, delivered the annual sermon before
th»- National Conference <>f Charities and Correc
tion in the Baptist Tabernacle to-day. Dr. Park
hurst compared the case of the convict to that af
tbe emancipated r.tßro, upon this point savin* In
Th* Instance of the convict is In principle f-x
actlv wha» occurred in the case of the blacks
Emancipation pushed the bolt for them; tt let them
„«? into the -unthlne. Thr-re was a gr*at deal of
heroism in the t-ourre of the war. North and
Sou h. but there was not much ftatesmanship In
fhe construction of the peace, an.! "n|\«« thf
radical mistakes made was In aupposmg that alter
ir* the colored man's condition altered the colored
mm that letting a wolf out of a cage domeati
»t2» .'h wolf; that eubßtitutlns coat and trouser*
for swaddling clothes makes of an Infant a man
and that emancipation not only relieved the aiava
of hi» fatten but Qualified bssj to be a citizen.
REPLIES TO MR. MORRISON
Congo Official Says His Charges Were Not
Made in Belgium.
London. May 11.— Mr. Houdret. consul general
of the Congo Independent State in London, has
published a letter which be has addressed to
the Rev. William Morrison, of Lexing-ton. Va..
a member of the American Presbyterian Mis
sion, who recently made public here charges of
tyrannical behavior on the part of the whites
In the Congo over the native population. Mr.
Houdret points out that during the Rev. Mr.
Morrison's recent visit to Brussels, where he had
interview* and was in correspondence with gov
ernment offlclalb concerning the matter of land
and other questions of interest to his mission,
he did not allude to the charges of ill treat
ment of natives against the Congo officials. Th»
consul senera! concludes his letter as follows:
Your allegations would have been more ser
viceable if they had been mad» direct to the
authorities at Brussels, who desire to repress
abuses, ir any have been committed.
NOTES OF THE STAGE.
Mrs. Ward to Write a Flay for Miss
Robson, Aided by Louis X. Parker.
Uebler & Co. announce that th-y wd again
present Miss Eleanor Robson as a star nest aea
son, but It will not be .n a SBSSasMSBSi B >ve| this
time. Henri Battalle. the weil known Flench
dramatist and adßßßrer of Tolstoy, who aaada t'.ie
original stage version of "Resurrection," has b*en
engaged for some months on a play lor HIM R- . -
son. called "La Valllere," a play built about the
devotion of Louise for L.ouis XIV. The scenario
of this play has already been accepted by Mr.
Tyler, and the completed book will be ready for
hl» inspection In June. Hut anotner play i* al*o
in preparation, the work of MrF. Humphry tt ard
and Louis K. Parker. "Agatna" is its title, and
the action passts in London bociety o. .o-.ia>.
This play ha 3 also been accepted, and will d. reKuy
for Mr. Tyler's jii<l me:it In June. After he has
read both he will decide which Mi.«s Kobsoa wm.
appear in next fall. Edwin Arden. Who was th
one hundredth sheep in 'The Ninety and Mne in
the present season, has been siicned as M: - Rob
son's leading man.
Ben Greet, who has become' familiar in American
theatrical circles this winter by his 9m production
of "Everyman." has entered lr,t.-> a series of lucra
tive contracts with various universities and e«>llege^
of the East to pit-sent old plays In the open at the
various college grounds this spring, beginning at
Princeton aa Ihe afternoon and evening of Jlay Z3.
"Twelfth Night." "As You Lik» It." "A CSBBadf
of Errors" and Ben Jon»on> "Sad Shepherd" are
the plays he will give, with his "Kveryman com
pany as the cast. Mr. Greet has a comfortable
guarantee from every university and .•t>lie^ where
he la to app»ar, and as ha carries no scenery, pays
rent to notbeatre and percentage to no dookius
agency, his pro promise to r»- rn;;K ,„„_,„_
Two performances will be given «t Princeron.
on the lawn just south of the presments house
At Harvard four performance* are acbeduled, it
the quadrangle backed by Richatdson „ beautifo
Sever Hall. There wtn a!-o b, P rmanC !:"h^
Welieslev. Valf. Smith. Krown, Bryn Mawr. Prob*
blv the University of k-ennsylvania, and at Toronto.
Ottawa an.l McGiU. Mr tireel calls his company,
when on such tours as tbo«. ,P*: rI0 n .f J2 pu\»!
elms for a proscenium arch. "Jhe Woodland i lay
ers.' a pretty name that should play its part in
creaUng the illusion in such an idyllic spot as tru
grounds about Wellesley. r-arden
"Everyman" closes its season at the Ganlen
Theatre next Saturday night completing a recoro
of about one hundred performanoaa in this city
Mr Oreel has already booked an American tour
for the strong old morality play next year that
will cover much of the West, as yet unvisited. and
some of the Eastern cities where the play »a*
enthusiastically received this .season. it will not
C^m^d^ad Mr Greet said the other
day. -that when one takes into account me v.i.-t
population of this city, and the great number .jf
intelligent people here. ryman' was Ml rela
tively so well received In this city as in other
cities- not SO well received as it should have been.
Boston was quickest to s»e its literary and his
torical value, and warmest to welcome It. but.
oddly enough, after Chicago had discovered what
it is", no city was more eager to witness J3e per-
O Somp°one a?ke<l Mr Greet if he couldn't make
ii possible to forsake his own country for a time
and present in America for a number of seasons
his pastoral plays and his old style productions of
the Elizabethan drama. "T could if you make It
worth my whi>." was his answer. "As an artist. I
have no country; or. better, that i^.my couuuj
which wants anil appreciate'- my art."
The announcement that a theatrical manager has
moved his office from one building to another caa
hardly be expect..! to ss< public Interest a-tiptoe.
but Colonel Savage's exodu? from the Knickerbock
er Theatre Building up to the old house numbered
141 West Forty-third-st. is nol without a curious in
terest none the less. With "King Dodo." "The Sul
tan Of Sulu." "The Prince of Pilsen." hi- English
Opera Company and several new productions on his
hands, with the consequent incessant blond parade
of aspiring soubrc-ttes. Mr Savage found his former
offices inadequate, so he got hold of an old house,
fixed it up to suit hif purposes, and moved in.
And here is where the story begins to differentiate.
No signs west hung out. no elevator installed, no
elaborate decorations plastered on the walls. 1n
„,„., thf . o] fj staircases were left as tn« only
of a new lithograph pasted up for rrial on the rear
wall of a neighborly Korty-seeond-st. building.
Awnints have been placed over the window^ and
a Subdued mellow light eom-s into th* h-vmeliv.
rooms where the Bavage forces do their »ork.
The second and top tloors of the building has.
been converted into singie. mrge rooms with
Pianos There the choruses will be picked out. new
music trie.l and aU candidates pot through their
Daces Save for the irrelevant sounds from these
ro^ms the offices »ug«s« "Number 4 Park BtreeC
where "The Atlantic Monthly- is evolved; at least.
to one with Mr. Savage's Boston blood tha mm-
Lestlon -hould not come hard. And. indeed, there
realli Is some such subtle suggestion in the whole
atmosphere of the place, if one refrains from £ok
ing out tbe window, so much so that George King?
burv Mr. Savage's manager, was busily engaged
writing a sonnet Saturday when a caller dropp**!
iii -Just a moment." said Mr. Kmgsbury. beefcee
ing to a chair, "until I finish this octet."
••Heavens:" said th.- .-;;l!er. 'are you imitating
'Klorodora.' too?" ' . ,
And a littl- later Frank Moulan wandered in.
suppressed a jest in the presence of the old-fash
loned ouiet of tbe place and stole upstairs to the
music room, where he was soon heard singing
A singer named Mi-s Edith llalaaa wlil appear
at Keith'a this week. She is aaM to reach the
highest note ever attained by the human voice, far
outdong the famous soprano. Sister Mr.ry Jane.
She imitates a vloUn. meanwhile going through
the dnm>. motions of playing one. so thai . the
ROdleneeat first suppose it is the ndd> they hear.
Refor" 'be cam* imo public view she roughed it
on tbe plains '..f the Oreat Southwest, lean to
DM a la^so with great sUill. Perhapn that is ha«
she got the top not*.
The twenty -second annual meeting of the AetOttS
Fund "f America will be held ar :he Savoy Theatre
n-xt Tuesday aftsmaoß
In as Interview published la "Th» Pail Mr.ll
Gazette." Sardou. after bidding his caWsT to try
to be liIUSS ShSBS he was not a Fl BBBSS ,
a ked why there should no- ba an Internationa »
theatre 'Whj shoul.i a playwright be obliged to
write exclusively fCT tIM staee of lu3 own court
, -- rv he ask°d. Tt w« not always be so; the
necessity I* ceasing to exist, and it will SSSSI cease
to nM entirely. . . ■ Art has no fears "■ a»
aickners." Then, aft^r a remark about Ms "I>antr.
which Irvtog ha«j produced first on the English
stage, he continued:
Of course French writers, and French writers
only will bW the play wrlghi .of the worid. Eng-
M^h^ W Italians Germans. Norwegians— yes. an<i
1 m a. tl' greatest of them all. for i have Shake
im-,re D'Anuiurio. Sudermana and [bars in my
P ,v« ,w as 1 upeak— have not tbe Innate art of
"i^-ritimr which r we Frenchmen poaatsa. Plav
wr?tin£ I* * French characteristic, and the other*
ran ! t write plays. They err in stagecraft, every
one of them*' Thfy are too long In some places
and too short In others, and lack the explanatory
™, h '^ it the proptr moment which the perfect
Slav must haY- This doesn't mean that Kngilsh
Oerm^n • -i 5 Italian playwrights should not write
nlavV "or France, for Frenchmen make a point of
£.1 miring evervthln* exotic, Jtmt because it Is ex
otic Every foreign play is a masterpiece 10 French
men whether they go and see It or not. . . .
Ii i» mv fl-m conviction that whsa free trade in
nlavs be-ome< as It is bound to become, a recoe
nlzed tenet of the theatre, when Germany in wnt
in- nia?s for Spain and -Holland for Germany.
Farts Wfll b- the Plnero of the world.
Augustus Thoroa« has sailed for Europe to ar
range for the rrodu-t<or, of "The Carl of P«w
ficket" In England, f.ti | lajfcfy in France. 1' may
be stated' that the iay he w*s to write (or Stuart
Robson ' Th- Education of Mr Pt;p »1.l he
completed and played In this country by a much
younger man than Mr. Robson.
To-iilr the dramatic novelty !• "The Run
aways." at tIM Casino.
FOR A PEOPLES PALACE
Eiithuxitixtic Mating nt Cooper
Under the aajapaeaa '<( th» Pe*>pi«"i Tuatltuto a
maw meeting was held last r:i«ht at Cooper Union
to further the movement for a monster baildlnK to
be known aa a paaajaVa palact- . or a sort of a> civic
parliament. An ore»nizins commute* cf tight was
appointed. an<l many if thosie Tho <itt«nd«d th»
ineet!n>; *igne<f i ard- promising to i-ontrtbßta te a
huiidiiig fund. Rabbi Joseph Silvermar. on discov
ering that th»- large audience was l > to i^na; Ctl7
the first stanza of "Amnic-a." MBo*aMi that tae
curriculum of the new -•ituum *m6«ace the
laai mag of things that >u«ht to be popularly
known ir, 1 not taken for granted.
<"harles Sprague Smith, in talUns *t»*at tha plaas
for me inatttution. said:
What shuuici we do? Take a leaf from our ene
mies' rode. mcci organization with '•rgariaatior..
and not merel> stand on th> .l-f'.-nrive. An axxay
that n»vt attiick* loses heart and disctplics.
How? The »-i»-nn»r : ir. all at hand. Civic or
franiziitlcas. arnwi to defend the rights of smaller
Inter* sis. abound, but thry \-' vi.related. ReUt*
them: form of nuch non-pclitlr-jl 0.-Kani3atb.na a"
the Central Feileratfd l^abrr |*nif>n. the Mtrraajtf
AssocUtion. x'r.f Board of Trade and rran."»port»
tion. th«- <"ify «.'lub. the West Sid - Association »n<J
a host of other ■: «ar,lzi.lif>: - and from Cf«.d atti
zenship ceiur&Uj .i body, either delegated or olatt
•d. <i rx-rrnaner.t civic parli.-imer.t.
Lei erery constituent orKaniz^tJon prejierve It^
full independence. -•• tiui 4>uta*de of earolnal
points .>.-■•• they may «ilaagre«» to tr«»
point ol i'[wn war. uniting only In face r ' . the
oaaaaaaa enemy; bat. !>*• it observed, union upoa a
few points and constant an*«>ciatl"n would lead t'
broaa«-r union, with new bas** ?; <,*f arreement and
the elimination of prtrtf< llm —a. through
such union each par: aJi have the powera of
ih- whole ar.>: Bronx for the first time broadl'
The result of such r«rganiaario»i would be that
democracy would be r- ■ "-nted ir this coßUßUllltr
by two interrelate.! bodies the civic narllaaaaajt
and the people's forum. Non-political, non-noml
nating. jealously -af«-giiiir<iing the public rlg;ht»
and liberties, vistfiant over the nomisatlon. the aF
polntmrnt ar.d th*- conduct of public servant*, they
would gradually restore to the suffrage tta Tain*
and arouse the "in»rt .ttiz*-n«bip to civic life.
Frank Damro«ch believed there were threo ways
la obtain the establishment of the people"* paiace
The community at larjre could build it in a rational
way. arranl rich m^n might be persuaded to club
to«»th*r and subscribe ju.OOrt.run or $».<Vio.o«>. or th<»
people whu wsmtc-il the building, both rich and
poor, had only to say to FBtaetraa, "Let'o have
it." ar'i they would build It togrtner. "VTien we
raise $ioO.rtY> we can z>> to rhe rich and tell them
w* ha.- made sacrifice?, and they will willlnaly *>
the rest." he aaM
Professor Ariviphe ohn. of <'>lumbia. said that
i: Is h.'Ti-r Utal th» bboh people should be ln
■iepend'iit. ami that rbe building should Tee hnllt
alon. by them. If i- sivreed«*d. it would boa
demonstration "f the financial power of th«> cosd
h» Rev. Th.>rr R. Slir-er. Rabbi Jo«w>ph Silver
man. William H Baldwin. Jr.. and others spoke in
favor of the project. and lifter* tndorsin? it were
read from J;!ci>b Oc.ild Schurman. president of
Cornell Ipr.T^ily, the Rev Pr. T.'-man Abbott.
Bishop Potter. Mayor Samuel M. Jones of Tol?d?\
the Rev. Dr. W. S. Ratnsford. George Kt»ot»r P»-»
body. John De Witt Warner, tbe R^v. 9. P. Cad
man and J. 6. Pbelps Stokes.
Th# committee on organization appointed i« com
posed of Professor Smith, E<rward A MoffeTt.
Professor J. P. t'lark. the Rev. Thrmas R. Sltcer.
V. KverU Macy. FTank Damro<pch F. X. Ar*iss
and Robert Hunter, of the University Settlement.
GARDINER G. ROWLAND'S FUNERAL.
The fiir..-rni of Gardiner Greene HowlansS. gen
eral manager <•:' "The Herald." who died on Sat
urday, will be h»-i nt his hem. No .77 K**t Thirty
flfth-«t.. to-morrcw at M -i m. Tn<» flags of the
TTnion Club, of which Mr. Huwlajid was a gov
ernor, and of the Racquet and T»nni« f"tab, th«
Century As.«o.-lati<r. and other club;", of which h«
was a member, are at half mast.
EIGHTH TYPHOID VICTIM AT STANFORD.
Stanford University. California. May l<).— Foster
Ely Brackett. of Washington. D. C. a senior in th».
department of Latin, died to-day from typhoid
fever. Brack;tt had been down with th<» fever faj
more than three weeks. Brackett would have re
ceived his Bachelor of Arts degree this- month.
Funeral services were held in the Memorial Church
this afternoon, and the body waa sent to bis hom<>
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among those ill now are expected.
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