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TUB REPUBLIC: STTXDAY. OCTOBER 25. 1903.
EARL SPENGER MAY BE
NEXT ENGLISH PREMIER.
FOR THE HAGUE.
UIWDLO 0 L
Famous and Foremast i
for Sixty Years,
Promim-nt Mt-mbi-r of Two Gla-lstone Cabinc-is am Former Vice
toy of Ireland 1m Ilergardcd :is Mt Capable Leader or the
Liberals His Polii and Art iv Career.
Frenrh Premier Is Severely Crit
icised on lei-opening of
Karon d"KtoulinelIes .o Ke-.ud
the Anglo-French Aibitr.i-
lit? "" "" ' i i"i- m '-- i,, itt0 ii n L iu i ii r"ir imi nj nr.i nr ir nii-xi- sfjiri u n j-ii -i i - 'l' -L1"
MINISTRY IS EMBARRASSED.
Approach of Municipal Elections
Makes Members Anxious to
BY J. COItNELY.
SPECIAL BY CABLE TO THE SEIV YORK
HEKALD ANl THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
Faris. Oct. ZitCopyrlght. 1S. The
Italian sovereigns have left and Parlia
ment has come such Is our weekly bud-
, . in mr ms. me courtesy 01 tne oia-
.!al world and of the people of Paris ae
.ompanled the Kins and Queen of Italy.
. nd the day of review at Vlneennes, In
-Wie of the torrents of rain, was not the
l-'-t of the demonstration. The only
ult of these Are days Is that there were
I-uked Into them sight-seeing and diver-.-i
ns too numerous for the average ca
1ji Hty of human beings. Any one who
ttiej to see all and especially to feast at
all the banquets would bare certainly hcen
nude ill. Wo must believe that sovereigns
.ir,- better endowed than other people
r that they know better how to restrain
i hemsel ves.
on the whole, these visits of sovcr
eigns are flattering to our self-esteem and
Hon healthful for our national tempera
i.vnt. Nations, like Individuals, becomo
toured by living alone. It Is good for
them to have friends.
The reopening of Parliament has been
marked on the part of the Chamber of
Deputies by a rcsrettable incident. The
yNationallsts wanted to make a military
demonstration by obtaining a vote of con
' gratulatlons to tht army for the battle of
El Moungar, in the south of the Province
of Oran. Algeria. Tho Socialists there
upon declared that they were willing to
vote everything that was desired for the
army, but they did not wish to lend them
selves to a reactionary demonstration, and
the intervention of the President. M.
Bourgeois, some long explanations, the
withdrawal of half the resolution by the
Nationalists and Its rejection by tho Re
publicans were found necesary In order
to have the Chamber pass by a unani
mous vote the congratulations to the
The next day the battle was continued
by means of interpellations addressed to
M. Combes on his general policy. He was
blamed for the riots at Armcntleres, the
singing of "The International" and the
withdrawal of money bv depositors in the
j.uuu tatuiKs ixmns ne was also blamed
iior lOiTalinK the Basilica r.t 1 ..)
Jhile closing less important chapels.
.i oui ... .uiiiu is emoarrasscd bv
.'... w. w ui'- mun.cipji elections,
oncern.nj wnicn thev ., k . :
had very good accounts, and he would not
IS" MV anything which could be ex
Fv.'JSl ? an antl-nepub.lcan sense before
the municipal elections. It is just on that
account that his opponents desire ab-o-lutel
to have him speak. -
. li'iTe3"8 deslro u Just rauch. The
lo-toB of convents and schools appears
to them a necessary preludo to a law on
Instruction, because, they Fay the ma
jority of (he schools closed have becn-c-opened
and because the religious continue
io teach. The Jesuits especially have scat
tered about almost .everywhere, each one
with five or six pupils.
That leads us to tho abrogation of the
Falloux law and to the monopoly of the
university, and. liefore that .. ..
And then there Is the case of General
Andre. General Andre has alienated from
himself a part or the majority by appoint
ing as Governor of Paris and as Governor
of Lyons two Generals who are supposed
to be reactionaries General DesMerer and
Genera! dc la Croix.
Radicals and Radical Socialists are for
getting their former feeling for the Gen
eral and the services he has rendered
-ehem. He has ceased to bo a persona
For aU these reasons one need not lie
ononlshed If within a short time there
Bhould bo a break-up of the Ministry.
HIGH SILK HAT POPULAR
WITH ENGLISH WOMEN.
FrKCIAI. BT CABLE TO THE NEW TOllK
HERALD AND THE ST. LOUIS RETUDLIC.
Indon. Oct. 2L Copyright. 1B.) The
annual prophecy that the silk hat is
doomed In London has Just been made,
this time with more apparent reason than
ever before. Its knell haa been sounded
by the strident horn of the automobile, at
least so far as men are concerned.
On the other hand, this discarded head
cear is comlmr Into fashion with urnmn
for riding 'n the nark, ard every morning
ww numorr 01 eninv toppers or beavers
that glisten along Rotten Row Is on the
It Is f.t that one does not see eo
many men these rtaxs In the West Rnd
wearing frock coats end llk h"Us ai two
years ago. The miserable weather and the
iiard times might acount to some extent
for this, but Sundays find the usual num
ber on the promenade by the Achilles
The fact Is that the Engllhman It chan
ging his style of drest This Is due. es
pecially In the case of those who go In
for automoblllng. to 'the afct that the silk
hat is not always the ileslnble thing to
wear and neither Is the frock coat.
The new riding hit for women l railed
the "Four-ln-hand." It Is a modiflofl re
suscitation of the topper worn bv drive-o
of stage coaches In the old davs. with
ostrich nlumes on th Hide. Tistes run
to colors also, especially silver-gray or
PARIS PAPER INTERVIEWS
CHIMPANZEE ON SCIENCE.
srBciAT. cr rwrrt-E to the new tork
HERALD AND THE ST. LOITIS ItKI'l'BLK"
Paris. Cot 24. (Copyright. 1901) The
Temps prints an Imaginary interview
with Consul, an American chimpanzee.
A now "Wiring at the Fblles Bergere. Ac
4s.'eordiD!7 to some critics. Consul looks like
an old university professor. Others say
lie resembles a member of the Institute
Consul. In an Interview, Is made to sty
he Is anxious to discover a serum to cure
a certain malady of chimpanzees in the
virrin forests which renelers them bald,
paralytic, idiotic and blind. He recently
has discovered that the next Inoculshte
animal anatomll'y nearest to the ch'm
panxee is mar.. Hence he will ask the
Government to Rive him Doctor Metch
ntckoff and other doctors of the Pasteur
Institute to experiment upon. and. If neces
sary, he will buy them.
'GENERAL JOE WHEELER,
SPECIAL BY CJABLE TO THE NEW TORK
HERALD AND THE ST. LODIS REPCBL1C.
Iondon. Oct. 2i. (Copyright. UOJ.) Gen
eral "Joe" Wheeler was Invested with unlooked-for
honors In one of the London
reapers this week. Reporting the Pilgrim's
1 hanquet to the Alaskan Committee, this
JCr. Brlttaln. the honorary secretary.
read a cabled message from members of
the club in the United States to the effect
that the Pilgrims greet you and express
the hope that no boundaries will ever be
dis-ovf red to the limits cf Anglo-American
eS'sredl "GENERAL WHEELER.
"Cnmm-rr.dcr-in-Cliief United States
fin i'! dHl llll -'J'-TSgHWmTJFBTr,
at v- & J kJ
TFTB EARI. or PPEN'rnn,
Who Is said to i ix.nl Rosel.rry's equ.il as a statesman.
London. O-1. It According to all ac
counts It is now practicallv --.Titled that
should the Liberal party rrturn to power
as the result of the present political crisis
In Great Britain, the Premiership will be
handed over to Earl Pponcer.
Lord Spencer, who for years has been a
Liberal of Immense influence, t?. perhaps,
best known throughout the country for
the vigorous policy pursued bv him as
Viceroy of Ireland, but he also was a
prominent member of two Gladstone Cab
inets, originally as First Lord of the Ad
miralty nnd afterwards as President of
It cannot be said that the "Red Earl
as Lord Spencer la called. Is the equal of
Vord Rosebery or Mr. Asquith as a states
man, but he Is regarded as the only Lib
eral leader of the first rank under whom
the various disagreeing factions of the
party of Gladstone could work in harmony
at the present time. It Is practically cer
tain that neither Lord Rosebery nor Sir
Henry Camobell-IJannerman. the present
Liberal leader, would care to hold office
under the premiership of the other, but
pretty well authenticated report has It
that both would be willing to hold port
folios In a Cabinet presided over by Lord
In such a case Lord Roseberr probably
would become Secretary of State for For
eign Affairs, while It Is thought that Sir
Henry would be made a peer and thus
transferred to the upper House. Mr. As
quith becoming leader of the House of
Commons, with tho ticklish Job on his
hands of circumventing the assaults of
Mr. Chamberlain, who would almost cer
tainly be the leader of the opposition
WIFE TAKES STUMP,
Chamberlain's Successors Cam
paijni for Scat in Commons It-
Keinj; Ably Conducted
MAKES STRONG ARGUMENTS.
Shows Heady Wit and ITas Com
pletely Kever?ed Sentiment of
More Than One Audience
She Has Addressed.
SPECIAL BY CJASLE TO THE NEW YORK
HERALD AND THE ST. LOCTS RKPUBLtC
London. OcL 21. (Copyright. lS.)-Mrs-Lyttelton.
wife of the Honorable Alfred
Lyttelton. Mr. Chamberlain's athletic suc
cessor at the Colonial Office, is doing eo
man service for her husband.
Mr. Lyttelton has tieen following the
British system, to ek iv-electlon to th
House of Commons on appointment to the
Cabinet. He has been prevented by Ill
ness this week from rushing his candldacy
at Leamington, but Mrs. Lyttelton has
stepped Into the breach with a gallantry
that is described as "an inspiration to
English womanhood." An enthusiastic
local correspondent thus writes of her
"With indomitable courage and enthusi
asm. Mrs. Lyttelton lias succetded In fill
ing all the numerous engagements made
by her husband before lie took to his bed.
and during the past week, at all hours of
the day. she has devoted her time to ad
dressing meetings of workingmen and
worklngwomen. speaking at several great
pub'.lc meetings and touring the scattered
district of her husband's constituency to
canvass on his behalf.
"Nor lias she rested after the labors of
the day. for at night by the bedside of
Mr. Littleton she has worked with him
at his papers and acted as 1.1s indefatiga
ble aide-de-camp in the political arena."
"I've done nothing that any good wife
wouldn't do for her husband," said Mrs.
"She has." continues the correspondent,
"the advantage of a winnlne manner and
a ready wit. At a large meeting of gas
workers the other day an amusing Inci
dent occurred which illustrated these qual
ities. " 'Are you my friend r she said, with a
smile, to a horny-handed toiler.
"The man scratched his head and looked
" 'Will you vote for my busbandT she
" 'No ma'am: I'm afraid not."
Then Mrs. Lyttleton said: Come. come.
Don't you wan. your wages raiseel? Mv
husband is flght-ng the w rk ngman's bat
tle." To which the man rcr.ncJ. 'Well If
that's the case, I'm with you and your
good man. heart nnJ scuL'
"At a Mg publ.c meet ng on Wednes
day, Mrs, Lyttleton was challenged on the
I' i-- rather doubtful If the . itrernely
r.-uKjl wing of the Libera party would
t ike k.ndlr to Earl Spencer as Premier.
liut. .n the other hand, he would be es-It-cially
acceptable to the Irish members.
By Mr. Laboucbere. Lloyd George and
the younger spirits of the Liberal party
Lrd Spencer is regarded as inclined
toward vacillation. It is not forgotten that
In 1SS. on the question of home rule, he
fell under the influence of Mr. Chamber
Iain and left Mr. Gladstone's Cabinet.
A few weeks afterward, however, he re
lented ami rt turned to his old leader, an!
from then until now he has given every
uu.miuu urn ii- j8 a convineeu nome
IJfce many another Englishman. Ireland
made Lvr.l Spencer an active politician.
In. W ?nd "S31" ttxna 1SS; o IS he was
Irish Mceroy. and no man admlnlterd
the coercive measures of the Government
There wcrv more Irishmen In prison un
der bis regime than in any icriod in the
history of the country.
He drew down upon himself more abuse
and vituperation Irom the Irish members
cf Parliament than anv man since the
days of Ixnl Castlereagh.
Tlm Ilealey, M. P.. christened him
1-oxy Jack.'- a sobrlauet that Is likely
to stick to him while he lives.
However, the tenacity with which he
stuck to Mr. Gladstone's views regarding
Irelani during the latter years of the
great statesman's life helped to remove
much of the bitterness his iceroyaltv
produced, and the Irh-h memlxrs would
welcome him at the head of a Liberal ad
ministration. It has never been said of the "Red Earl"
tliat he has had am- tprpar nmhlttnn rn
iK- premiersnip, ana allnougn he ha
held various ottiees in Parliament, and at
court, he Is much attached to the life of
a country gentleman.
He owns rr.W) ncres In Northampton
shire, ami his half-brother Is his heir.
dear-loaf question.' Without a moment's
hesitation. s.he trok up the challenge, and
In a quarter Iwur's sie-ech. gave a mas
terlv outline of the- Government's policy,
explaining the principles or retaliation In
lucid and eunvlnelm; a manner that
the hostile attitude of her audience com
ple tcly veereM round When she sat down
the was cheered to the echo.
"Mrs. Littleton lends grace to any p'at
rorm. He-i rather masive but flnely chis-ele-d
face Is seftened by expres'lve. se
rious eyes, and tender, sensitive lips. She
i- ..1m gifteel with a strung and re-sonant
o-ce. that carries to the far end or a
u ree and crowded hall, so that net one
cf her words is loet."
OF MEDICAL ETHICS.
SPECIAL HY CABLE TO THE NEW TORK
HERALD AND THE RT. LOL'IF) UEPCnUC.
London. Oct. 21. (Copyright. 1968.) A
question of medical ethics has been
brought before the public by a letter from
tho secretary of the British Medical As
sociation respecting mention In the news
papers of the name of physicians In at
tendance upon distinguished Invalids.
Some time ago a surgeon whose name
had thus been given in a paragraph In the
leading London Journals, wrote the editor
asking thit In the future his name be
struck out from such notes, and Inquiring
as to the iiossiHlity of a general rule In
the adoption of omitting the names of
medical men. The editor Intimated that
he would make such a rule if recommend
ed by the meelical profession
Thereupon the British Medical Assevcla
tleer. which. Its s-crctary points out. is the
executive nf a society Including lSIMImem
tiers of the profe'Klon. tot k the matter up
and passed the following resolution:
That a circular le-ttir be sent to the
principal London newspapers, deprecating
the mention in paragraphs relating to the
Illness or persons other than members of
the royal family of the names of the med
ical men In attendance.
None of the medical Journals comment
on this circular.
AGITATION FOR EARLIER
ATTENDANCE AT THEATERS.
SPECIAL BT CARLE TO THE NEW YORK
HBKAI.D AND THE ST LO-a RErCHUC
London, Oct. 21. (Copyright. WO.)
Since Mr. Arthur Wins Pinero. In his
sreeeh at the mayoral banquet to Journal
ists last Saturday, advocated a change In
London's dining habits, so as to allow a
play to begin snd end earlier, there has
been quite a flutter among a certain sec
tion ci playgoer.
Mr Pinero's idea Is that high tea oueht
to give the cold shoulder to the late din
ner. Certainly. Mr. Pinero has the sym
pathy of tlie theater managers, who have
tried all kinds of arguments anel devices
In the endeavor to get patrons or the
stalls anil eiress circle to come to the the
ater earlier than they are In the habit of
doing, even to the closing of the doors
with the rise of the curtain, and refusing
to let any one In till the conclusion of
the first act But society goes on Its way
cheerfully, dining late and entering the
theater when It chooses.
The papers have been sending around
reporters to interview managers and play
goers, with the result that columns noon
columns have been published upon the
subject. The West End managers, as a
whole preserve quite unruffled brows. An
one of them said:
"This is merely feathers la the air.
High tea or no high tea. there will never
lie any change In the theater habit here.
It has become too confirmed. SocletJiwlU
not change the dinner hour.
Weary Willie: "Ladr. Tm near rfa m.
A erww, BnH.r. iumI
"Mrs- Housckcep: "It you'll saw some
of that wood over there ril let you eat
W cary Willie Gcod-d.iy, kdr I don't
eat wood, thank ye klcdly. ' Philadelphia
CREDIT DUE UNITED STATES.
First Country to Submit sm Inter
national Controversy to Tri
bunal Frenchman Will
Visit World's Fair.
srneiAL ev cabi.k to the sew tork
IIDKALD AND THE ST. LOLl KEITliUV
Paris. Oct. IL (Copyright. 1W8.I-Baron
d'Estouhnelles ue Constant, who was sen
yesterday concerning the Anglo-Fremh
arbitration agreement, said:
"This convention is only the beginning of
what is In store. You may announe that
negotiations are in profirew for four other
treaties of a similar nature w'th Italy.
Holland, Sweden and Norway. There Is
nothing in the way of a speedy conclusion
of such a treaty with Italy. In a few
months, perhaps even earlier, the clauses
will be settled ami the agreement may be
published before the visit of President
LouKn to I tome.
"As regards Holland, the Government
of that country, as well as of Sweden and
Norway, proposed a treaty of arbitralh-n
long ago. but no action will be taken In
the matter by France.
"When I established my parliamentary
group last spring for the furthering of
the Interests of arbitration. I found that
these advances from friendly nations had
been neglected, and at once wrote to M.
Oelcasce on the subject. He answered
tint he was quite ready to conclude tne
above treaties and promised to take the
matter tip at once. The result Is that, la
a short time, thete additional treaties will
help by their realteatam to further the
great cause of arbitration.
"You will see that the Anglo-French
treaty in time will come to be looked
upon as an epoch-making document. It is
a glorious thing to haw- acnirvtd so much
as to Induce two great nations to formally
function a naeltic movement by mutual
contract and uphold the tribunal of The
Hague as a useful International Institu
tion. The triumph consists In getting na
tions to ,dmlt that a peacelu! settlement
Is the best setleraenL That iotnt tuts Inn
CREDIT DUE UNITED STATES.
"I canot help remarking that. In this pa
cific movement, the United Slates has been
of great assistance. The arbitration treaty
with England proposed years aso was not
ratified, vet liore coexl results. Inasmuch
as It helped to make arbitration popular
and tu be regarded soon r or later iieces
iary. 'The United States further helped the
caure of peace by being the flrst to sub
mit an International question to the Judg
ment of The Hague tribunal In lis dis
pute with Mexico and recently by bringing
about a settlement of the Venezuelan dis
pute between the Powers.
"For this reason I believe American
statesmen will elo well to come Into closer
contact with Europe. On this ground I
have been Invited to vllt America next
ear. I hall go to the St. Louis World's
Fair and deliver a serif cTIctures on the
suuject. jiy main object will be to obtain
the formation In America of a group of
Congr-smen. favorable to arbitration,
who will afterwards Wt France and help
the great moement for the world-wide
adoption of arbitration between nations."
OPERA COMPOSER MAY
SUE OFFENDING CRITIC.
srrn.t-, nv cable to the new york
HERALD AND THE ST llflS RKITHLP.-.
London. Oct. 24. (Copyripht. IMS.)
There is talk of a theatrical libel suit,
growing out of one of the Ljn-lon paper's
condemnation of "The Duchess of Dant
zk" an operatic comedy, produced re-ce-ntly
at the Lvric. The critic wrote that
the score was noise without music, ami
the composer intends to sue the paer for
King Edward, who was present on the
opening nlsht. tried in va'n to suppress
an appreciative smile, when Mme. Sans
Gene, promoted to Duchms of Dantzlc. de
fined the court dress for ladles as "some
thing that turned jou coM to wear and
hot to look at "
Mr. Seymour Hick Is luck in London
and aimouiice-s that Mr. Charles Fmhman
has arranged for him and Miss Ellaine
Terriss. a season In the- United States In
Us. Mr. Hicks has leen telling the local
Interviewers about the good work Mr.
Frohman is doing for the English stage
In America, one instance cited being that
Mr. Frohman has thi season Imported
Into the United States no fewer than 22;
English actors, all of whom, added Mr.
Hicks, are doing well.
WAS REPORTED ON FIRE,
SPECIAL IIY CABLE TO THE NEW TORK
HERALD AND THE ST LOUP. REPUBLIC
Imdon. Oct. 24. tCopyright. INS.)
Westminster Abbey furnished a sensation
during the week. It was reported that the
historic pile was on fire and ttwre was
are.it commotion In the neighborhood tire
brigade stations. Happily the alarm was
One of the narrowest escapes from dem
olition which the Abbey ever expeHenced
sroe from a totally different caoe than
fire. During Cromwell's reicn as Iroteet
or It was his mention to raze the AbSev
to the ground and uo Its rmterial. f.r
the construction eif Somerset House which
he was just then creeping in the Strand
Kortunateiv he was etiverie-ei rrom his pur
pose by the offer of no fewer than four
teen manors as compensation.
HEAVIEST RAINFALL ENGLAND
HAS KNOWN SINCE 1879.
SPECIAL BY CABLE TO THE NEW YORK
HERALD AND THE ST. LOUli REPUBLIC.
London. Oct. 21. Cop right. 15 A
new record for rainfall has been estab
lished. The notorious vesr of UJ. which
held all previous re-cord as 1elng the wet
test In the history since the meteoroloaieal
office began keening tallv of the weather
was beaten on Wednesday. The previous
best was 11.S9 Inches for a year. Now. for
London. II stands in the present year at
K v; inches.
The meteorologists cannot tell what No
vember and December msv provide. If
there Is an average minfall It would brine
up the rainfall for the year to consider
ably more than 31 Inches.
LEGION OF HONOR PROMOTES
MEXICAN FINANCE MINISTER.
SPECIAL BY CABLE TO THE NEW YORK
HERALD AND THE ST. I"flS REPUBLIC
Paris. Oct. 21. (Copyright. SW-i-Senor
Llmantour. Mexican Minister of Finance,
who sailed for New York Wednesday, was
Inforroeel Just before leaving Paris that
he had been promoted to be a grand of
ficer of the Lerlon of Honor.
A number of French exporters, with In
terests In Mexico, have opened a subscrip
tion, with the view of offeeing Senor Ll
mantour the Inslrnia In diamonds. The
Minister, when Informed of this evidence
of sympathy, expressed himself as deeply
Studies First! Football .Yen.
Geneva. N. Y Oct. 21. Lewis SeoffeM.
the 249-pound giant center of Hobart Col
lege football team, has been dismissed
from college by the faculty. L-ecauie he
has not kept up his college work. It was
thought that his playlrg would m.ke Ho
barfs chances for wlrnlng the Intercol
legiate pennant unusually sooei.
i t TTTT 7 f-j
Survey of Twelve Hundred Miles of Yukon Itiver Valley Made
Almost Entirely in a Peterborough Canoe Kock Specimens
Brought Home Will lie veal Ape of the Territory.
New York. Oct. 17. A geological survey
ot the 1.3)9 and odd miles of the Yukon
tttver VaLe included In America's pos
sessions' In Alaska was concluded recently
by Doctor Charles Arthur Hollick, and he
Is now busy arranging and classifying a
collection of botanical specimens ob
tained at odd times during the trip fr the
New York Botanical Garden.
Dertor Itolliek Is curator of fossil botany
!n the garden, and is a member of the
staff of the United States Geological Sur
vey. Collecting plant specimens for the gar
den wu e.My incidental to the main iur-POM-
of the- exp.elUi.uii. the cnlien.-i.on "t
foils and data ceMie-rmng the orizons. at
nuii-n mery wcte lounu, ior tne Lniltel
Stales Government, the ultimate purpetse
being to determine the- geuionbai age ot
the rorks and their sequeace. points winch
will tell approximate!) tne age or the ter
ritory. An immer.se number of such fossils w ere
collected, and several Urge cases of thvm
fce-re forw.erued to U'a-h.neion as opportune)-
offered during the tr.p.
AltnoUL h the Jouruey was broken by fre
quent tra.ei by rail and steamer, the work
uf actual suney and collection ! a taie
uf lite tn tents and travel by canoe.
Ductur Hulilck was assist
..! In his Held
woik b Si ire i'aie or the Untied Stated
Ucologleal -urvev. and the party included
a guide and cuok In the i-ervon of Jonn
Kcmlro. an all-around handy man who
added to hs duties tne general superin
tendence of outfit and convenience.-'.
TIIREK IN PARTY.
Voyaging was done In a Peterborough
canoe -V feet long and about 4 feet
bre-adth of beani.
It proved a commendable craft, capable,
apparenti). or carrying all that could Ioet
stbiy be plied In It.
Its record mciueied three men. two tents
wlih full complement of camping uten
sils. Yukon camp stove, sleeping bags,
eiothing In waternreitif sackH. mnt ami
suit, ten days pruvislens, and fctM pounus
DeiCtor Hollick mllnulM th. vrjael.e e
thirty hundre el weight or mot, but admits
that the- limit i.l overloading had prob
ably be-e-n re-arhed. and acknowledges a
ree-llng ur great relief when the nearest
shipping point was reached and the canoe
lightened of its tne pounds or valualite bal
laM in the shape of fossil vegetation.
The dwe.ling tent Is worthy of ele-M-rip-tlon
for the benefit of ple-asure-seeklng
cninH-rs-out in wilds less remote than
It was mosquito-proof, a quick way of
saying thit It was proof against invasion
by any kind of small pests that abound
In woods, and especially about swamps
It was made so by canvas llooring
eewed lizhtly to the side strips. Ventila
tion was secured by eight small windows.
all care fully covered with stout iEOequito
Four eif these windows along the lower
sid.s admitted an abundance of cool air.
while the hot air escaped from four like
windows along the peak. Entrance was
had through a small side opening drawn
iignuy logeiner alter entry witn a draw
Crawling through the small. low open
ing would not e-ommelid Itself tn feminine
camieers. but one-e Inside Ihe knowledge
mat an cr.ej.ing abom.-stions ami wlnce-l
pests were excluded might reconcile them
to the ungraceful mode of entry.
This Is especially true of those who
know bow unpleasant even the cheeiful
cricket may be as a tent-fellow, or how
utterly sieep-destroylng Is the constant
dropping of clumsy graeehoppers. which
will Insist upon trying to crawl up the
Inside or the- tent fiaps. although legions
of their predecessors have proved that
their limit of strength is reached In abuut
two feet nt such climbing.
LAKE KKO.KN IN JUNE.
It was about the mldd e of June when
the explorers reached White Horse, but
Lake Labarge was still froaen over. Canoe
and equipment was secured at Dawson
and rallroaeled to Forty-Mile Creek, where
the trip down the Yukem In the cano"
and the actu il work ot the expedition was
begun on June 1.
cliff Creek, one of the first stopping
places, provd Interesting as containing
the only coal mine now being operated In
the Territory, although half a iKzen coal
fields have been discovered anel have been
more or less worked.
The Alaska coal Is all of a bituminous
ch-naiter. and marks an era much more
recent than the " e-arbonlfert us age. It is
a product of the cretaceous or tertiary
period, probably the former, awl tbi is
one of the questions which a study ur the
fossil vegetation collected Is expected to
Dr. Hollick believes that these coal de-no-its
are ele-slinetl to rliy on Important
part In Ihe future development ot Alaski
and that nt no very lrtani day they will
occupy a prominent place ameing the many
natural resources or tne territory.
The stny at Cltlf Creek was short and
June IS found the explorers at Eagle City,
where John Rentfro was added to the
working lone of the csnoe. Rentfro Is a
v. ir ran of the Civil War. and has been
more or less of a wandereei ever since.
He was still seeking his fortune In MM
and was In the advance guard ot the Kion
dlkers who Invaded Alaska In search of
If be found any gold other than- that
paid to hint for Intellleent work, lie Is
silent on that sublect. as eui most others.
wi'h the sl'ene-e born ef much travel In
wild lands, but he reviewed the land with
the trainee! eye of a woodsman and none
now know it better than be. He was "Mr
It- rtfro" let th explorers until he akd
"Why enn't you rail me John? I'll
answer his: as quick, -end It don't take
so lone t nv It." He was "John" Io
them thereafte-. nnd the awkwardness nf
first use was seven forgotten In a real
friendship and the little company parted
with sincere regret and went their several
ways st the completion of the work.
STKIST. H eir r 1.AU.A.N1HS.
Bet won Circle and Rampart the Yukon
(lows through a long stretch of Italian-Is
full twenlv mues broad, and without geo-logrle-al
Interest Silt, mid and swamp
with little islands of s'ightly higher and
drier ground were tne main features of
The csfoe and its contents were bundled
at-e-ird the "Rock Island " snd the voy
agers enjoyed a sail without furnishing
the motive nower.
The "Rock Islind" Is typical of sundry
boats which ply on the Yukon and lis
It la a light-draught steamer (for the
Alaska rivers are- shalltw as a whole, and
very shallow at many points), and Is tro
pe 11 -I by a big paddl. -wheel at the stern,
bke a tm , I edi' i rf the Mississippi
ra kefs wi -e nrfci'ns used to boast
th it t!? ir t1"''.' " b t was tuo q:ter
r t"c r.vrr l?v -tj- i f l'r-; at! to run
1 1-?. T th ,1 a .. - e -- f!n-f h.Mva.
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FOSSILS IN ALASKA.
The explorers elisembatked with their
belongings at Drew Mine, ewe of the
abandoned coal fields, and reached Ram
part the same ilay In their canoe.
The uninteresting mud It its still pre
vailed, and after vainly awaiting an over
due steamer, the voyagers determined to
trust to their own pudelle-s. and the canoe
carried them safely to Mel .si. In the
heart ef a hill c untry. with mountains n
the near elistance.
They were tn a lanel where the ground
never thaws to a greater depth than thre-
iee-. anel xne neriietual fee tte.ow enst
perfnt extends to a depth that has not yet
been determined, but the mountains were
ablaze with the reel of miles of "fire
bush." "1 have seen the plant In acres else
where, but there it could be measured
only In miles, and Its luxuriance and
wealth of color are beyond description,"
Doctor Hollick says.
FIRST INDIAN VILLAGE.
Nulate was the next Important stopping
place anel the flrst Indian village seen.
The Inhabitants were not the Fenlni'-.re
Cooper brand of native, but the Siwsh
tribe, with some or the Kukimn featuies
and pos'lbly Wo.d. but with few. If any.
uf the Eskimo's soot! traits.
The river elces not appeal to them ex
cept to fish in, and dirt abounds tn their
huts and clings to them closer than a
This proves quite a b-irriet against close
acquaintance between the Slw.-h and the
white man. even whe-n the mosqultexs
will nit allow Ihe latter to bathe as fre
quently as he eleslres. which frequemly
hoppens In this northern land.
The Alaskan mowiuito Is the worst 1
have ever seen, and -w--irms in countless
numbers." says the dector. "No descrip
tion can do Justice to him as a pest."
FUTURE OF BRITISH PRIVATE.
Sense of Duty to Animate Tommy
London. Oct. 17. A correspondent sends
the following to The Times:
General Sir Ian Hamilton's evidence on
the private soldier of the future cannot
but suggest reflections as to the means of
obtaining so highly trained ami efficient
n warrior as the General describes.
If the private soldier Is to be animated
by a sense of discipline on a higher plane,
to be capable of acting, within limits, on
his own Initiative, and to be qualified to
lake advantage of all that sc.ence can
do for him. It will surely be iMe-evsiry to
have recourse to better methods of select
ing and educating hini tlian at present
evieove all. it would seem desirable to
catch (he men vounger. and to supplement
the e'leine-ntary eaiKatKMl they v.i.1 have
received by a training which will at once
give them a high Miie ut tne duties tney
are to da-chari;?. equip ti.em lor the.r
eart-er as soidieis. and trach therm a trade
whk-h will enable them as sLhieel work
men to command u market when they
leave the army.
At present, as every erne knows, recruits
are mainly drawn irom youths of 17 or
At that age a lad has left school some
three eir four years, and. If worth any
thing, lias been engag-d in leatnlng how
ee- Kniu 14 mini;, u a sieteuy. intelligent
vouth. with fair propects of -niece.-., his
parents and frlenets are unwilling that he
should nbanelon bis career: and thus the
Recruiting Sergeant finds the material for
our army among those who. to say the
least, do not show the best promise of
a successful career.
When fighting was a matter or bulldog
courage anel tenacity, carried on in close
ranks, under the excitement always en
gendered by a crowd, anel under the Im
mediate supervision of those In command,
this raw- material may have been as good
as any other. But. according to General
Hamilton, all tip conditions will be
changed In the wars of the future. The
private soldier of the future will have to
fight alone: lie will to a Large extent have
to gulele his own movements, anel he must
be animated by a far higher sense both or
Individual responslbll.ty anel of confidence
In his comrades than has hitherto been
The pick, and not the leavings, of th"
laboring population should be at commnrd
to fashion such a soldier: ami the- pi-k rf
the working population Is not likely to t
had while the soldier Is discharged whei
still at an e-arly age without any spc ia
equipment for any civil work
1-ong before the recent war brought its
lesions, the value of army schools. wh-re
military ami technical instruction siiou. I
be combined, was suggesteel to me by an
old soldier of my acquaintance, a Geneni
of high distinction and lorg exper ercc
and 1 understood that he h d. on mnr.
than one occasion, advocated the estab
lishment of such school"
The main objection is. of course, that of
expense Hut one cannot have an exp n
slve article without pavng for Its r-oi'.
anel a nation which Is saveel the exh.i'i -Ing
drain of un'versal service may atT"rl
to pay well for the special military ankle
which t suited for her need.
The advantage of army schools ef the
kinel Indicated can hardly lie ov r-t.-itc i
Eelucation In a Sate school wouil glvi a
prestige to the profe-'s'on. and h nc. s-rv
Ice in the army woulel be popular w th
parents anel frlenelx. and not unporul r
ns at present. Such an education would
not only secure higher intelligence in the
ranks, but would be notr'rahlv cil u
lated tn engender that esprit ie corps on
a wider bets which Is said to lie required
And the retiree! soldlr would comman i
gevsl wages as a skilled workman.
Even If a proponlon only of the rank
and file were thus recruited, the Influence
en the character anel popularity of the
whole service woulel be Incalcu'ahle 1 i
the lay mind the surge iMon seems wortl
at least serious consideration.
BOY ON A LONG JOURNEY.
Five-Year-OId Lad Conies Alon.'
From England to Father.
Baltimore. Md.. OcL 17. "Jack" Edward
Smith, aged S. came all alone from Ilod-s-don.
Herefordshire. England, via New
York, to Join his father Robert J. Smith.
an engineer employed by a local firm
" ack" Is a bright little fellow, about
waist high, with blue eyes and a ruddy
The father sent money to Eialan 1 fir
h's passage. The New Yerk rtr r cf
tl.e st--amshlp line saw h rn sifi n 4
Baltimore train. At Un.jn Sttt' r here.
the few troubles the lad hu'J oven-ck
Ther was no one to meet him. The rall-
Eggshell Finish, -fgg
to Show You.
-...-.J officers telephoned tn the factory for
h - fith. r. as the lad had a letter telllng
who h- was nnd wli-re he was going Be
fore the father could re.u h the station.
"J ie-k" was turned ov r to the police, who
took him to headquarters. The rather kept
th. telephone li- tn-v b. f ore eomlnjr
d.iwntuwn. and f.ndmg where the boy was.
railed tor him .
The father has been In this country threo
ve .rs. It was not until he came to Balti
more that he decided to nd for his son.
The lad's mother Is alt-o here.
TO TEACH CIGAR MAKING.
School Where IJoys May Learn to
Koll the" Weed.
Philadelphia. Oct. 24. A cigar college la
Here boys may learn the art of rolling'
the fragrant weed into "Havanas." "two
fers" and the like. In the hope that ona
day they will be full-fledged workmen.
The Idea Is that of Boltz & Clymer,
whose factories In I-erkaste and at Fif
teenth street and Lehlch avenue, this city.
have been Interfered with for six months
by reason of a strike.
Each bey who enters one of these col
leges must be indentured by his parents.
the contract resembling that employed in
the old eias of apprenticeship.
The pupils are to be given the best of
Instruction, and they are to be paid fcr
their wo-k when they become reasonably
At a certain stage the apprentice will bo
allowed one -half the rate regularly paid
the expert lgarmaker. This st pend Is to
he lncrea-d Kruduaily. so that by the time
the boy ha "graduated" he will be mak
ing regulation wages.
HIT CAR IN IboDGING CAT.
Illue ISibboncd Pussy Saved at
Exiiens-e of Damage to Auto.
New York. Oct. 24. Itr an effort to ec-e-ape
running over a cat. William Cook ot
No. 2fJ Clifton avenue, Newark, steered
his automobile Into a trolley car and
barely escaped serious Injury.
Cook had swung to one side to pass
some wagons when the- cat appeared
scampering across the street a blue rib
bon fluttering; around its neck.
Pussy was bewildered when nearly
across and stepped in front of the auto-
The iiiile animal when Cook changed "hU
lcrAn.t 1a !". lkt -- ..-: .... t . fc .
(.curse, runnlmr nc arer the tracks
The cat dashed for the sidewalk, when
the trolley car. whieh had partially
rounded the curve at that point, struck
the machine with a crah.
Cook was thrown violently forward, but
saved himself from railing underneath
the wheels by giasplng the front part of
the car. His machine was badly dam
aged. OFFICIALS UNDER INDICTMENT
Des Moines Grand .Tiny Trobes
Des Moines. Ia.. Oct. 24. -The Grand Jury
has returned sixteen Indictments against
local oHtcutls. charged with having sys
tematically blackmailed teeners ot gambling-houses,
drug stores, saloons and re
sorts. In addition, sixty subpoenas have been
Issued for the purpose of investlgatlns
similar charges, affecting the entire police
Those Indicted are: L. J. Livingston.
Justice of the Pe-are: John DoIIey, Con
stable: J.hn Vlckers. Constable; D. E.
Roe. S) e i.il A i'tant Constable: John,
Egg-rman. Sne. n -sjtant Constable; A.
M e Mr-rv. c-p '1 man.
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It rid the tl oct t.ssu? sand joint of the j
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