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■jjjilllfawf Holds Conferences
Before Leaving Washington.
[From The Tribune Bureau. ]
■vrs«hinrron, July X. — Surrounded by close per
osal friends and well wishers. -Secretary Taft
I^ft Washing oll this afternoon for Hot Springs;.
V«-, not expecting to return until after the No
vonber election. He was accompanied by Mrs.
"aft. their son Charles, Manrico Lopez Luna.
&* little Filipino who has served Mr. Taft al
most from the time ht- ' first went to the Philip
pines, and a maid. In the special car which was
ai'tach^d to the end of the long Chesapeake &
Ohio train for the Taft party were National
' Co mmitteeman Frank B. Kellogg, of Minnesota,
and William Nelson Cromwell, of New York, be
sides nearly a dozen newspaper correspondents,
most of whom will remain at Hot Springs until
the Republican candidate starts for Cincinnati
on September 1.
On the platform when the train pulled out
were Lieutenant General Henry C. CorMn and
Mrs. Corbin. General and Mrs, J. Franklin Bell,
General Clarence R. Edwards, Secretary Wright.
Assistant Secretary Oliver. Assistant Postmaster
Gereral Lawshe and Chief Clerk Schofield of the
War Department. Mr. Taft was the last to
board the train, having pot off Just before start
ing ttae to look for Mrs. Taft's maid, who had
disappeared. Frank B. Kellogg ran down the
platform, making anxiou*- inquiries, and learned
that she had entered on-? of the front coaches
and was wending her way down the aisles of
nearly a dozen cars, trying to find the Taft
•*iarty. Master Charles '"aft stood on the rear
p.Jatfnrra with a megaphone until the end car
plur.ged Into the tunnel, and as he called back
to his father's friends and admirers he seemed
to be the happiest little fellow in the world.
The conferences, which consumed half of Mr.
Taft's day before his departure, were the most"
important he had held since his return from
Oyster Bay and New Haven. Postmaster Gen
eral Meyer and National Committeemen Frank
B. Keilogg and William L. Ward were received
together by Mr. Taft at his home, and soon
after their departure Senator Dick, of Ohio,
called to pay his respects and pledge his sup
port. As a result of the day's conferences it
ira? said positively that BO final decision has
been reached regarding the chairmanship. Mr.
Kellopg has in the last week been seriously
conpidfr^d for the place, but he favors the se- ;
lection of Frank H. Hitchcock. One of the im
portant developments of the day was the dec
laration that Mr. Ward now has no objection
to the choice of Mr. Hitchcock. While n«t ex
actly opposed to the latter's selection, Mr. Ward
•was understood to have previously favored
choosing room older man of national promi
nence. Mr. Ward spoke to-day in hig-h terms ;
of Mr. Hitchcock, saying he had an opportu
nity to observe his work at national head
quarter? four years ago.
Whi> ranch has been said about the chairman
ship. Mr. Taft has not discussed this to the ex
cl-jsion of other political matters in the confer
ences r-i the last week. He has gone over the
g-eneral political <■■-•- the management of
the campaign, the question of headquarters, the
personnel of the executive committee of nine,
meir-b^rs and th» national treasurership- One of
th* - - - who saw Mr. Taft to-day paid that sev
eral selections have been made for the execu
tive committee, but he was not at liberty to dis
close their names. Mr. Kellogg will remain at
Hot Springs until the subcommittee me«»ts on
July S. Last night be thought he might remain
only two days and then go back for the com
mittee mating. To-day he was asked by Mr.
Taft to remain over until next "Wednesday, that
to? might have his advice in the mean time. Mr.
Ward retained to New York at 4 o'clock.
Charinttesville. Va.. July 3.— "1 have thought
of Jt Just enoueh to worry bfjema I have not
thought of It." said Mr. Taft. laughingly, re
plyir.g to a question as to whether he had con
sidpr^d what he would say in hi? speech of ac
ceptance of the Republican nomination for the
Presidency, shortly after be left Washineton
this evening. He recalled that there would be
just twenty daj-s between the meeting of the
executive committee of the Republican National
Committee and his notification of the action of
th* convention in Cincinnati on the 28th. and
shook his head at the idea of the work before
id a long conference with Frajijt
. . : - •■ r aooompauifed him on the train,
rter talk -with Willain Ntlim Crom
•• the :rain ar Alexandria.
CUfton ■zl>--. Va.. July 3. — The first spe*»ch of
th* 1 campaign was made at Staunton to-night
by Mr. Taft. who was met there on his way to
Hot Springs by about a thousand ■PUB
Mr. Taft was in the dinins car when the train
reached Staunton. but in repponse to continued
cheering h>? appeared on the rear platform. S.
Bmivn Allen. United States Marshal and a dele
eate-at-lare»* from Virginia to the, Republican
National Convention, introduced Mr. Taft. say
ing the peopie of Staunton wanted him to say
something to them.
"I didn't expect to make a speech." said Mr.
Taft. "I only depire to express my sense of
appreciation of Virginia hospitality. I am goins
up into your mountains to spend two months.
I vr&nt to climb your mountains, but I am not
cur* 1 can do it without ■ horse. This gather
ing is an evidence to me that my coming is not
Mr. Taft was interrupted by a series of hur
ra:-..-, ar.d wh"n he could be heard continued:
"1 am greatly indebted to you for this ra
diance of hospitality, but I am responsible now
to my party for what I sry. I am responsible to
a gT"--at party."
.... • the wi :■
ne man.
!"The Republican party Is all right." declared
Mr. Taft. "I hope Virginia will give the party
lv <=!<vtoral vote this time."
Toa don't need Virginia," some on* in the
cro»d called.
"But I van* it," retorted Mr. Taft. "I want
the vote of this etate. If we can break up the
Solid South we shall be doing great pood for
this country. I have nothing in the way of poli
tic? to talk about to you. although you have
dragged me a little way Into political lines,
but I wish to show my great pleasure in having
this cordial reception. I am coming here to en-
Joy the good Virginia air."
There am* a general demand for a handshake.
"I want to shake hands with the man who was
a pa'lbearer for 'Fitz' I>*e." exclaimed a griz
xlf'd veteran, and Mr. Taft responded with a
heany handclasp.
Before the handshaking had proceeded far the
train moved off amid renewed cheering.
Hot Pprinys. Va., July 4.— Mr. Taft and
Party arriv-d -re at 12:.'J0 o'clock this morn
ing and wfnt directly to the Homestead, where
a suite cf rooms had been prepared for them.
iiorefcpad City, N. C, July 3.— At sea, two nsiies
el The North Carolina shore, the battleship North
C&rells*. commanded by Captain Marsha!!, rf
ce!ve<! to-fiay an elaborate silver iwrvlce, presented
by the citiz«ie of the stale wfcos* name the vessel
batn. Tr.e ceremony was at I o'clock this after
loon. To-night the mrrrr.ipsinn^i officers of the
Nerta Cixolina were cueeis at ipprr at the At
i*atlc Hotel bar*. Two handsome flags were pr<
aißt«d to it* siup by toe r>au;nter3 i-t tie Sevclu
*•%.— -
; Conservation Commission Taking In
ventory of Resources.
[Br Te!->jraph to The Tribune.]
Oyster Bay. July 3.— The President to-day received
; a report from Thomas R. Shipp. secretary of the
| National Conservation Commission, to the effect
that the commission ha* got down to actual work
and that the task' of taking stock of the country's
material resources has begun. From now until
! January l. when the commission is to make a
written report to the President, the work of taking
the Inventory will he vigorously prosecuted by
practically every branch of the government. To
inspire the various bureau' chiefs, who are inter
ested, with all possible enthusiasm, the President
to-day dictated to them personal letters, in which
he urged them to go ahead with the work as
rapidly as Is consistent with thoroughness, and to
neglect no. opportunity to co-operate with other
branches of the government wherever and when
ever feasible. Mr. Shipp will take these letters to
Washington and deliver them to the bureau chiefs.
Secretary Shipp reported to the President that
the commission has agreed on a schedule of in
quiries as to the various natural resources, which
will be presented to the bureau chiefs In "Wash
ington on Monday. The schedule will ask for the
present extent of the resources, how they have
been and are now being used, how they have been
wasted, if at all, and -what steps are being taken
to preserve them.
"The National Conservation Commission will hold
its next full meeting in Washington on December
V' said Mr. Shipp. "And this will be followed a
week later by a joint meeting with the Governors
of the states or their representatives. The meet
ing will probably be held in the new House
office building. Forester Glfford Plnchot, who
Is chairman of the commission, has decided to
cut short his vacation in California for the purpose
of returning to hurry the work forward with all
possible speeed. He will start East In a day or
two, and will have an Interview with the Presi
dent at Oyster Bay before he goes to 'Washington.
The fact that the President urged Mr. Pinchot to
keep him Informed of every step-in the work proves
that his Interest in the matter did not end either
with the White House conference of Governors,
when the movement was formally started, or with
the appointment of the various members of the
commission. He is resolved to see the task pushed
as far toward completion as possible before his ad
ministration ends, and the members of the com
mission believe that when they report to him at
the beginning of the next calendar year they
will have tangible results to show him.
"The commission held a meeting at Chicago on
June 19. at which the work was mapped out. "We
have received word from nearly twenty different
Governors that as the result of the White House
conference they had appointed men to co-operate
with the national commission in every way possi
ble. The work of the commission will be presented
under four general heads: Waters, the sub-commit
tee on which is headed by Representative Theodore
E. Burton, of Ohio; forests, headed by Senator
Reed Bmoot, of Utah; lands, directed by Senator
Knute. Nelson, of Minnesota, and minerals, under
the supervision of Representative Dalzell, of Penn
sylvania. There are over twenty Senators and Rep
resentatives on the commission, and among the
members selected from private life are such men.
as James J. Hill, Andrew Carnegie and John
-The work of taking an Inventory of the country's
natural resources is one of the biggest Jobs ever un
dertaken by the government. Henry Gannett, now
assistant director of the Cuban census, will be in
charge of the compilation of the records when they
are collected."
\ Goes to Meadow Brook Polo Game
on Horseback.
Meadow Brook. Long Island. July 3 (Special). —
•With President Roosevelt cheering them on to
victory, the Meadow Brook polo team 'won the
final match to-day from the Bryn Mawr four for
the Westbury Challenge Cup, which game also
i ended the tournament going on at Meadow Brook
for the last two weeks. The score was 12 goals
to 3^a-
The rumor had gained ground that the Presi
dent was going to be present, and about a thou
sand persons were "present to see the President
and incidentally the game Mr. Roosevelt was
deeply Interested in the match, and whenever a
good play was made by either side he would ap
plaud it. President Roosevelt is a member of
long standing in the Meadow Brook Club and his
feelings were naturally with the home team. Mr.
Roosevelt rode over on horseback from Oyster
Bay with Mr. Bacon.
While the ■core was onesided, the game was
by no means that way, and the horn* team had to
work hard to win. So anxious were the visitors
to make a good showing that they took many
chances, and one of these chances finally caused
Brown, of Bryn Mawr, to make a foul, he cutting
sharply across Phlpps at a dangerous angle This
set hi;; team back one-half goal. Six times the
Bryn Mawr team saved its goal when it looked
as though It would lose.
The line-up follows:
Nr> 1 J S. Phli>pe. I No. 1 — Alexander Brown.
\j' 2 J M Waiarbary. Jr. I No. 2 — H. W. Harrison.
No' 3— H P. Whitn»y. I No. 3— R. E. Btxawbrtdc*.
Back— C. Phipps. I Back — Charl«e VTheeler.
Gcals for M«adow Brook -By Harry Payne Whitney, 4.
In Waterbary 8; by H. C. Phipps. 3; by .1 S. Phirpe. 1,
by opjxw*nt> pony. 1. Goals for Bryn Mawr— By Brown.
2"; by Btn-wbcldce, 2. lost by penalty. % soaL Ref-ree —
Lawrence Waterbury-
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Oyster Bay. July 3.— The President and his family
will celebrate Independence Day by giving their
time-honored fireworks party in the evening on the
lawn tt Saznm^re HIIL Members of the W. Emlen
Roosevelt &tA .1 West Roosevelt families and a
number of friends from the village have been in
- i attend. The youngsters in the village are
g forward t<i the affair with almost as much
excitement v the young Roosevelts. for the dis
play at Sagamore Hill is visible for miles. A num
partiea In the town have engaged convey
'o- the evening to take them to the foot
hill below the President's cottage, where
they can get a near view of the exhibition. An
expert will be on hand "j direct the manipulation
of the fireworks.
This afterr •><>- the President r^de on horseback
to the Meadow Brook Club, near West bury, to wit
ness a pol i match. Robert Ba.->n, Assistant Secre
tary of S;rt«-. met the President on the road and
a ••'■■ mpar.-.ed him to th« club.
In ail the President rode about eighteen miles on
horseha.-k. It was after S:3O when he arrived at
Sa^ar>,or» Hill, tired but happy. He had enjoyed
h:s ride greatly. He found a Jolly party awaiting
his retur-. a company of young persons giving
him a .-orriial reception. They were friends of
Ethel and Theodore, jr.. who had arrived to be
1U)I H r.ver tba Fourth. It was not a great while
Hft . r the ramOy'a late dinner that the President.
■omewbat fat.gued by his ride m the open countrj'.
letlred for the nici.t.
Utlca, N. V.. July 3.— lt is reported from the
home of Representative Sherman to-day that he
Fl*>pt well during the night, following the demon
stration that was given in his honor by his neigh
bors and fellow townsmen. Naturally he is some
what fatigued by the trip home and the effort put
forward !n acknowledging the reception, but aside
from that no ill effects have been experienced. Mr.
Sherman remained irj led during the day. and will
receive no visitors before Monday.
The marr!a*.c of Howard S. Gans, former An
sistant District Attorney, and Mrs. Birdie Stein
Stemberg«-r took place on Thursday afternoon at
4:30 o'clock. Dr. John Elliot, of the Ethical Culture
Society, officiating. The ceremony was performed
in the private suite of Mrs. Solomon Stein, mother
of the bride. In the Majestic Hotel. The wedding
was a simple one, with no ushers and no briUes
Miss Frances <."<•. ° Crosby, daughter of Mr. a - i i
Mr:- Samuel McCullen Crosby, of this city, was
married yesterday to Herbert Alonzo Boss, of Provi
dence, by tit Rev. James H. Speer in the parson
age of the First Union Presbyterian Church. The
bride's father is the nilnrlßsi of Public School si.
Thirty Little Girls Sent to Country
by Tribune Fund.
There should have been twenty-two little girls !n
the Tribune Fresh Air Fund party for Fairfleld,
Conn., that left the city yesterday afternoon, but
only twenty boarded the train. One little girl was
taken ill suddenly, and one became so homesick at
the last minute that she would not leave her
mother. The two places would have been filled if
It had not been too late.
There are plenty who need the outing on the
West Side, where the twenty came from. The
children were gathered by the workers in the
Spring Street Neighborhood House, and they made
an eager group in the station, with their bundles of
all sorts, sizes and conditions.
In Fairffeld the g;rls were welcomed by members
of the old Falrfield Congregational Church, which
maintains a home capable of entertaining just
twenty-two children. In two weeks another party
will be sent on. and until the end of the season the
Fairfleld home will be buzzing with the voices of
little ones from districts in this city where the
only green things visible are the vegetables in the
dusty stalls. In F"airfle!d they will be guests of the
church In every sense of the word. Tt Is the in
tention of the Rev. Dr. F. S. Child, the pastor of
the church, that the children sent by the fund
shall be entertained just as if they were the chil
dren of members of the congregation.
When Dr. Child first heard of the Tribune Fresh
Air work; years ago. he investigated and became
enthusiastic. One Saturday he told one of his
church members that he intended the next day at
services to ask for $2.«H) to establish a home to
which The Tribune might send children throughout
the season.
"Why not ask for $5,000?" asked the member,
who knew of the work and of Its farreaching,
beneficial effects.
That gave Dr. Child more courage, and he did
ask for $5,0n0. The result is thus home, which cost
$7,000 and is all paid for. A carriage is main
tained for the children for excursions to the sur
rounding charming country and every care is lav
ished upon the little visitors.
A becond party to leave the city yesterday con
sisted of ten little girls from the Warren Goddard
Home, In East 34th street. They went to Hyde
Park. These children are under the care of the
Rev. Mr. SHrers congregation. The party of girls
that went to Fairfleld was gathered by a Presby
terian Neighborhood house.
A postal card and later a visit were received
from a little Catholic girl, and she will be sent if
she can be spared from her family, and other chil
dren from the same family may be sent. Her
father is ill and her mother is a washerwoman.
The other children in th<» family are a baby, a girl
of ten and two boys of seven and four. The little
girl who came to the Tribune Fresh Air Fund
office is twelve years old.
F. F. Aver $100 f>o
"E. and E. " 1 2 00
M M." _ 100
"Cash" - 300
* H. S. C." • 2500
'•W. W. a." 10 00
Bertha Bass - 5 00
L*lhand Cannon. N»w Haven. Conn 10 00
W. F. Hth»rlnrtnn * Co 60 00
Pll(rritn Sunday School (Congregational), Canaan.
Conn., through H. A. Holt, treasurer 22 00
"A. E. G." TOO
William H. Barker. Yonkers. N. V 5 •»>
In lovlnj memory of E. M. G. " — 10 00
Mr*. Hetty Smith, New Castle. Del 10 00
••M ■ 400
Previously acknowledged - 6.138 11
Total July 8, IBOR $6,400 11
_— — — .—». — » )
Manassas. Va., July Major J. F. Morrison, in
charge of a party of thirty-two army officers,
eight instructors, twenty-two students and two
Mexican army officers from the United States ser
vice school at Fort Leavenworth. Kansas, arrived
here this morning and went into camp near town.
At noon to-day they started on a staff ride from
Manassas to Gettysburg, where the ride will end.
Their first objective point in leaving here will be
the battlefields of Bull Run. The party went from
Bull Run to Gainesville, where they will camp to
night. To-morrow morning they will leave for
Gettysburg by way of Antietam. At Gettysburg
the party will take the train for the return trip to
Fort Leavenworth.
Official Record and Forecast.— Washington. July 3. —
The vigorous circulation of the air In the Wither levels
above Mount Weathe/% Va.. that characterized the
closing days nt June has now given way to stagnant
conditions that make It necessary to use captive bal
loons instead of kites in sounding the air. The ascen
sion to-day showed a uniform fall in temperature
from 78 degrees a* the surface to 59 degrees at an alti
tude of 6,400 feet above sea level.
During Friday local rains and cooler weather pre
vailed east of the Mississippi River. West of the Mis
sissippi the weather was fair, except on the north Pa
clflc coast, where rain began Thursday night. Tem
perature Is high over the Rocky Mountain and plateau
districts and has risen in the plains states.
Unsettled weather, with scattered showers, will con
tinue Saturday from the Mississippi River to the At
lantic coast, and fair weather, with rising temper
ature will b* experienced In the plains states By
Sunday the fair and warmer area will reach th- Ohio
Valley and the lake region, and Monday will he fair
and warmer In the middle Atlantic and New England
During Bandar the winds on the middle Atlantic
and New England coasts will oe fresh from south to
east: on the south Atlantic and Gulf coasts, fresh
southerly, and on th« Great Lakes, light to fresh and
mostly easterly.
Steamers departing Saturday for European ports
will have light to fresh south to east winds and occa
sional showers to the Grand Banks.
ForefHHt for Special Localities.— For New England
nn<l Ens? New Y"rk. showers Saturday and Sunday:
light southeast winds
F..r the District nt Columbia. New Jersey Eastern
Penasjriva&la, Delaware. Maryian.i. Virginia. North
• 'itrollna. Pomh Carolina. Oenrnta. Alabama. Missis
sippi and Western Florida, show»rs Saturday; Sun
day, fair: ll»ht south wln-ls
For Western New York. Rhoners Saturday ; Sunday,
fair. lifht to fresn east winds.
Loral Official Record.- The following official record
fr'-m the Weather Bureau shows the changes In the tem
perature for the last twenty-four hours in comparison,
■with the corresponding date of last year:
, 1907. 190 S. ! IDOT. 1!W.
3 a. m iW "3 « p. m T9 7S
6 a m 64 72 9 p. m 7--' 71
9 a m «8 74 11 p. m 70 74
'2 m. 74 PI 12 p. m «7 —
4 p. m 80 82
H:ehe«t temperature yesterday. «4 degrees; lowest, 72.
a\eraje, 78; a.\ erase for corresponding date last year. 72;
average for corresponding date last thirty-three years. 72.
Local Forecast.— To-day aijd to-morrow, showers; light
to south'* winds.
Day Without Sinking Spells—Some
Encouragement Felt.
Cooperstown. X. T.. July 3.— There was a more
hopeful air to-night about Fernleigh. th» spacious
country estate where Bishop Henry C. Potter is
lying critically ill. than at any time since It became
apparent that the churchman was engaged in a
severe struggle with a serious malady. Neverthe
less, while the passage of another day with no ap
preciable change for the worse in the Bishop*
condition afforded his family and physicians some
encouragement, there was no disposition apparent
on their part to make this fact the basis for large
hopes. This was indicated by the tone of to
night's bulletin, given out shortly before 10 o'clock
by the Bishop's physicians, and which was as
Bishop Potter has passed a comfortable day
While h» has not suffered from the heat as much
as on several days previously, he has not gained
perceptibly in strength, but continues very Treak.
Contrary to the experience of the last two rr
three, days the Bishop has had no sinking spells
to-day. His medical attendant." agreed that h«
was at least no worse than yesterday. This in it
self is remarkable, considering the low ebb to
which his vital forces had sunk during the night
previous, when the pnd had appeared on several
occasions to be near at hand. The patient Is dis
playing remarkable vitality, and hts resistance to
the progress of his malady is in no small degree
attributed to the care he ha? taken throughout his
long life to keep himself free from any mode of
living that wouid at all adversely affect his bodily
Should the morning find the Bishop still holding
his own, the quiet which will reign here on account
of the. purchase of. all the fireworks in town by the
Bishop's stepson. Stephen C. Clark, and the request
for quiet by the village trustees, will undoubtedly
prove a marked help to the patient in his battle
against the weakening forces incident to his mal
ady. To-night was as unlike the night preceding the
Fourth as could be imagined. Tt was as q'liet as
on any ordinary summer night. No firecracker
was heari anywhere in the village.
The Bishop continues in a cheerful and hopeful
mood, conscious of all that takes place, and has a
smile of greeting for every one of the few ad
mitted to hie chamber.
The first bulletin issuer! by Bishop Potter's
physicians to-day was as follows:
Bishop Potter's condition Is no worse than last
evening. He has passed a comfortable night and
is in good spirits, though very weak.
Bishop Potter was resting quietly at 11:30 o'clock
to-night, and the family retired. Dr. Baseett went
home for the night.
Eulogy of Cleveland Feature of
Closing Session.
Cleveland. July S.— The forty-sixth annual con
vention of the National Education Association
came to a close at noon to-day. While the morn
ing session was the last formal meeting of the con
vention, a play festival was held in Rockef» >r
Park during the afternoon. This was given under
the auspices of the Cleveland public schools. Whll^
to some extent an outing, it had, in fact, an educa
tional purpose. The most advanced ideas in physi
cal training methods were demonstrated.
At the general session during the forenoon there
was a special musical programme.
Andrew F. West, dean of the graduate school.
Princeton University, Princeton. N. J.. and William
H. Maxwell, Superintendent of Schools. New York
City, were the speakers. Professor West eulogizing
the late President Graver Cleveland.
Good Light and Air in Cortlandt
Building Please Men.
Headed by the Letter Carrier?"' Association Band
playing patriotic tunes, the ttvß hundred postm»n
and clerks under F. R. Roome, superintendent of
mails, marched at 0:30 o'clock last night from the
General Postofflce to the new quarters, which Post
master Edward M. Morgan has obtained for them
in the Cortlandt Building. No. 30 Church street.
The change from the <>noral Postofflce to the
new Hudson terminal station is most agreeable to
the government employes. In the old place they
were cramped for room, and the clerks in the sec
ond division, having charge of the mailing and dis
tribution, had to work by artificial light in an
overheated atmosphere. The new quarters are all
that could be desired as to light and ventilation.
There are windows on the three sides of the Cort
landt Building, and the rooms, instead of being
congested, are large and commodious. The sanitary
arrangements are as nearly perfect as possible.
Speaking of the change Postmaster Morgan said:
"While there is no doubt that It will be prac
ticable to assort mail matter very much mor* sat
isfactorily in the new quarters than under the
old arrangements, it will be exceedingly desirable
for the public to co-operate with the Fostoffloe by
delivering all letters and circular mall for outgoing
distribution and dispatch to the new station, in
stead of the General Post office, and thereby save
thn time which would be consumed In conveying it
between the two points, and urgent request is made
that this be done, commencing Monday, July «. If
the public complies with this request, such com
pliance will enable the mail to be distributed and
diHpat.-hed in the shortest possible time."
Buffalo, July 3. — Brief ceremonies, conducted by
the Rev. John G. Gilbert, assistant rector of St.
Paul's Church, marked the incineration of the body
of George H. Daniels, formerly general passenger
agent of the New York Central & Hudson River
Railroad. James Daniels, a son. and his sister
were present, and will accompany the ashes to
Elgin. 11l where Mr. Daniels one* Uvea.
Noted Author and Journalist Ex
pires at Hi* Georgia Home.
[By Telegraph to Th« Trflsuce-1
Atlanta, July 3. — Joel Chandler Harris, jour
nalist and author, is dead. Surrounded by the
members of his fcfcnily. hi* end came at 3 o'clock
to-night. Hs had been sinking for hours and
took a turn for th»» worse about 7 o'clock. -
"Uncle Remus," as he was affectionately
known, had been suffering from cirrhosis of the
liver with complications that affected his heart.
He had been feeling "poorly*" for over a month,
but his illness was not serious until about ten
days ago. Wednesday night it took a critical
turn, and all day Friday he was unconscious.
> No funeral arrangements have a3 yet been
made. He leaves a wife and six children — J. C.
Harris. Jr.. Julian, Lucian. Evelyn. Mildred and
Mrs. Lillian Wagner.
Joel Chandler Harris. b«*t known as "Uncle
Remus," from the quaint rtegro character In whose
mouth he. put much of the wit and wisdom with
which he enriched literature, was an editor and
author. Long connected, with "The Atlanta Consti
tution," he had been of late years editor of "The
Uncle Remus Magazine." His "Uncle Remus: His
Songs and His Sayings," which appeared in IS*O,
was followed by several other books of the same
sort and by volumes of short stories depicting
Georgia scenes before, during and after th« war.
and more recently by the shrewd and humorous ob
servations of "Mr. Billy Sanders, of Shad? Dale."
Mr. Harris was born at Eatonton. Ga.. on Decem
ber 9, fgm His mother taught him to read, and by
the time he was six years old he had found his
way into the world of literature by the way of
•The Vicar of Wakefield." After experience In
district school and a few terms at the academy In
his nati\-e town he went away from home, at the
age of twelve, to earn his own living. He got a
chance to learn to be a printer in the office cf "The
Countryman." a weekly newspaper published on
the plantation of Joseph A. Turner, nine miles from
Eatonton. The editor and owner was desirous of
getting a bright boy to learn the business, and
when young Harris sought the place he secured It.
In later years he was accustomed to say that a
corn on one of his feet came from kicking the
press In "The Countryman" office.
But besides the experience he gained la the work
of getting out the paper the youth had an oppor
tunity to make wide acquaintance with literature
In Mr. Turner's library, and he learned from the
negroes on the plantation the folklore of which
he made so much us* later. While at the ease he
put in typo his own* articles. In IW4 Mr. Turner
and his family fled at the approach of General
Sherman's army, and young Harris had difficulty
in preserving the office ft >m ruin. When the war
closed Georgia was In such a state of distress that
he had to seek work elsewhere, and he went to
New Orleans, where he secured a place en "The
Crescent Monthly." Later he removed to. Savannah
and worked on "The News" under W. T. Thomp
son, author of "Major Jones's Courtship." In that
city he married Miss Essie La Rose, a Canadian
girl, in 1*73. He studied law in addition to his
editorial work, and for a short time practised in
Forsyth. Ga.
In 187*5, owing to the yellow fever in Savannah.
Mr. Harris took his family to Atlanta, where- he
found a place on the. editorial staff of "The Con
stitution," beginning a connection with that news
paper which lasted for a quarter of a century,
becoming in I<SO its editor. It was In the columns
of "The Constitution" that he first contributed th»
folklore, tales of the negroes, as he had heard
them on the Turner plantation. H« wrote th« first
story In which he introduced Uncle Remus and
the little boy for the Sunday Issue of "The Con
stitution" and received so many personal inquiries
and letters about it that he wrote another for the
following Sunday and kept up the i"»ries for a
considerable time, and after their appearance In
book form followed the first volume with other
essays In fiction.
The first "Uncle Remus" hook met with Instant
and -widespread appreciation and its fame soon
extended to the North, and it was reprinted In
England. The author nad discussed Afro-Arrwi
can folklore in the introduction to the volume
and this attracted th« attention of many phlloio.
gists and students of the subject, who wrote to
him about It. "Th« London Spectator" said of
Uncle Remus: "It deserves to be placed on a level
with 'Reineke Fuchs* for Its quaint humor with
out reference to the ethnological Interest." The
author. In speaking of his creations, said Uncle
Remus was not an Individual, but a composite
plantation darky, just as the little boy was an
average boy. He secured his folk tales from a
wide variety of sources. In ISB3 the second Uncle
Remus book appeared. "Nights with Cacta Re
mus." Essays in the short story field of fiction
by Mr. Harris were gathered In book form In
1884 under the title "Mlngo and Other Sketches,"
In which the patriarchal relation of master and
slave was set forth. Of a like character were
"Free Joe, and Other Georgia Sketches' (ISS7),
"Daddy Jake, the Runaway" (ISS3), and "Balaam
and His Master" (1891).
"Uncle Remus and His Friends" appeared in
IKE. 'Told by Uncle Remus" In Wi, and "Uncle
Remus and Br*er Rabbit" in 1307. In the intervals
between these T"nrl» Remus books "Stories of
Georgia" and "Aaron in the Wild Woods" ap
peared In 189T, "Georgia from, the Invasion of
T>» Soto to Recent Times" In ISO and "Tales of
the Home Folks" in the same year. The volume
of short stories, "Chronicles of Aunt Minervy
Ann" appeared In 1539 and the war «tr.rl<»s, "On th«
Wings of Occasion." In 1900. A larger work of
fiction. "Gabriel Tolliver," appeared in 1305. Other
works from his pen are "LJttle Mr. Thimbleflnger."
"The Making of a Statesman." "Waily Wander
over" and "A Little Union. Scout." Mr. Harris
also wrote a life of Henry W. Grady. whom he
succeeded as editor of "The Constitution."
"The New International Encyclopedia" says of
Mr. Harris: "No one has more successfully por
trayed the humorous side of negro character and
Imagination, but it would be Injustice to him- to
think tr at he has not also given an admirable
picture of Georgia life in general, especially of
the thrifty as well as of the thriftless rural in
Of his own career, Mr. Harris wrote a few years
This was the accidental beginning of a career
that has b^en accidental throughout. It was an
accident that I went to "The Countryman," an
accident that I wrote "Uncle Remus" and an acci
dent that the stories put forth under that name
struck the popular fancy. In some respects these
accidents are pleading, but In others they are em
barrassing. • For instance, people persist in con
sidering me a literary man. when I am a journalist
and nothing else. I have no literary training, and
I know nothing at all of what Is termed literary
art. I have no opportunity to nourish any serious
literary ambitions, and th« probability is that if
such an opportunity had presented itself I would
have refused to take advantage of It.
Colonel Benjamin F. Wallace died yesterday at
his home In White Plains from Injuries received
several days ago when he was run over by a
He was eighty-four years old. and had lived
in White Plains thirty years. He leaves a wife.
Colonel Wallace had conducted hotel* in Yonk»rs.
Williamsbridge, Greenwich. Conn., and White
Plains. He was colonel of the 27th Rejimeat.
N. G. N. V., for four years.
San Juan. P. R.. July Colonel Terence Hamil.
chief of the insular police, died here to-day. Col
onel Hamll was formerly attached to the sth Cav
alry and later became a captain in the Porto Rico
Regiment. His boiy wiU be shipped to New York
next Wednesday by the steamer Caracas, and will
be buried with military honors at Arlington Ceme
tery. President Roosevelt, when he visited Porto
Rico In 1906. highly complimented Colonel Hamil on
the police arrangements In the island.
John R. Thorp, secretary of Hrokaw Brothers,
died Rt his home. No. 14 Phillips Place. Yorkers,
yesterday afternoon. He became ■ with acute In
digestion on Wednesday.
Mr. Thorp entered the employ of Brokaw Broth
ers in I*7l. and in 1886 was made «*c P , t ary of tne
corporation. He was prominent in Masonic circles.
The funeral services will b* held at his home on
Monday at 11 a, m.
Peon Van. N. T. Ju.y 3 Mr. Henry R. San
ford, wbou funeraJ wm aitaaded la P»na Tan
yesterday afternoon, was one of the original taaß*
pcrance crusaders in Fredonla. N. T . in ISJX H«r
marching companion was Mrs. Clemens. - mother
of Mark Twain. Mrs. Sanford. as a t mtttrnm
of one. prepared the constitution »nd bylaws *nd
originated trie now -worldwide tarn* ■ W9im.il
Christian Temperance Union. »
Mrs. Sanford was » prominent member of tba
Daughter?" of the American Revolution.
3om«n-!;i-. N. J.. July 3.— John D. Bartln«. 4 re
siding judge of the Somerset courts for fifteen
years, died at his home In West End a law this
morning. He was seventy-six years old. He bad
r*>en In failing health for more than a year.
Judge Ba" came into national prominence a
few years ago as one of the mtutew of William
Rice, and assisted in the prosecution of Albert T.
Patrick for the murder of Rice. He warn bom ■>
Princeton, and came to Somerville in I3»S and
studied law In the office of John F. Heajw«aa.
Among the notaMe cases with which he was con
nected were the Van Ar«Kiale murder case, the Van
Per veer will case and the Ten Eyck and Run*
water right cases. In t!W» Princeton College con
ferred upon him the title of Master of Arts.
To the E«l!tor of The Tribune.
Sir: During July and August the clerks and Ota**
employes in our business houses are usually
gvant-ri a vacation of one or more weeks. As ?ea
eral secretary of this national organization, repre
senting fourteen of our leading denominations,
twenty millions of Christians, In behalf of our
Sabbath cause, it has been thought feasible by
many to call the attention of the business men t»
the following practical suggestion:
Instead of the vacation beginning Saturday and
closing on the Sabbath day, M the employe elo««
his or her labors on Friday evening and apart
on the Monday noon or Tuesday morning after
vacation. This plan would allow the clerk or em
ploye to reach his destination, avoiding all travel
on Sunday either way. and yet have the full vaca
The moral principle Involved in th* Inculcation
of the vital truth regarding the Sabbath day *•
the bulwark of our homes and our land. wXjajM
Infinitely more than compensate for th« material
loss of a few hours" Bervice.
It Is sincerely hoped the business m«n of our
land will see their way clear to put th» aixrvs tat*
practical operation.
General Secretary American Sabbath TTsJoa.
No. 203 Broadway. New York. July 1. 13C8,
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c barge.
Evans. OaMi R. Bl T5T!»«»
Evans, Cornelia I. S. L<ah«r. J»n».
Fl«h. Almtrm L. Price. 3u«mn I. •»
--»r. Susan R. Fm!!lt». William C
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Sackett. beloved wife, of Thomas Evan* and imssgtt'
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virm Sunday. Julr 5. 150«. at 2 9. m. at her la*«
residence. No. 62* Balnbrtdcs st . Brooklyn. Rela
tives and friends Invited. Funeral prtTats-
FI3H — On July t. Atmira T... widow of Ci *.-!•• 3.
Fish. In her 73d year. Funeral service*, to walcil
r»latlv«s and friend* ar<» Incited, will b-> h*M at her
late r-sldence. So. 3«7 11th mt.. Brooklyn, on gUM ■
day. July 4. at 3 o'clock. Interment xt con»«nl<mc«
of family.
OPINNISLL.— Tn Ne-w Bedford. July t. Susan R. GrtaDaO.
In her Wit. 1 ! year
KLEINHAKP' -At B»W<»er». N. J.. OB J-j!y X 19**. li>.
zle Eva. aged 49 years.
XLIX — Ells* Kllx. Funeral trmn her lat* fMaw»
Hi 4!H Monr»x» st.. Brooklyn, on Sunday. July 5. 190*.
at 2:30 p. m.
LESHER — On July 2. 19««. Jan* L*«h*r. ta Her «3tS
year. Funeral from FaJtJi H"m«. No. 84« Park
Place.. Brooklyn, on 3atnrfay. July 4. at 2 9. tn.
: PRl'"E—^n Thursday, July 2. at her residence. Dowrti.
Vtmie Island. Susan Lor'se. widow of Geor^% J. Prtc*
and daughter of th« 'at Martin 51 and Mary Kitchetl
Thompson. In her O«th year. Funeral Sunday. Prtvat*
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