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THE TIMES, WASHIKGTCW, SUNDAY- DECEIBEK 5, 189T.
Governor of Alaska Reports to
Secretary of the Interior.
INFORMATION OP INTEREST
If tile Treiit Slaughter of the
Animals lh Allowed to Continue
tile Business of Fur Sealing: in
Northern Waters Will Come to
an Euil in a Few Years.
The governor or Alaska lias transmitted
to alie Secretary ot the Interior a report
,,011 the Seal Islands. Much iurortuatlon
ior -general interest concerning sealing is
given. Tht history or .sealing goes
hack to 1790. In 1800 the rookeries ot
the Georgian Islands produced 112,000
ntr seals. From 1S00 to 1323 theGeo-giau
Islands produced 1,200,000 seals, and the
Island or Doolation was equally pro
duotive. Over one million seals were taken
from -the Island of Masafucrn and shipped
to China in 176S-99.
In 1S20 und 1821 over 300.000 fur
beals were taken at the South Shetland
Islands, and CapL Weddell states thnt
at the end ot tin second year the -pedes
had become almost exterminated. In
addiUon to the number killed Tor fun he
estimates thut not lefts than 100,000 newly
boni young died in conKjqucnee ot the
destruction of their mothers. In 1830
the i-upply of fur seals in tin South Seas
had k greatly decreased that vessels
engaged in this enterprise generally made
lsli.g voyages, from the fuel tlmt those
places wliii-h were the resort t eeals
had been abandoned by litem. At Antt
portes I bland, off the coast of N'W South
Wales, 400,000 skins were obtained iu
the years 1811-1815.'
When the cession or Alaska was made
and -tin- alue of fur heals was brought to
iHiud. HHle-vho had seriously etnra-d in
that Imriness revisited these southern lo
OHJitlos. after a Iap.se or nearly fifty year.,
and i beais were found on tin Island of
Delation, oi on any of the inlands in
tlms part of the world. The Island of
South Shetland, the Island of South
Georgia and the I bland or Dlegos.off Cape
llom, -were found to yield more cr less
eosI. In this period or fifty years in these
localities seal life had recuperated to such
an extent that there were taken from
them iu six ears, from 1870 to 1870, per
liaps -100.000 skiiib. Now the trade in
those localities is entirely exhausted and
it -would be utterly imiK.sMule in a cen
tury to restoro these islands or bring
them back to a point where they would
yield a reasonable return for the In
vestment of capital in hunting skins. Ibis
much for the bifctory of fur seal in the
The fur seal rookeries of Alaska are lo
cated on the Pribylof group of islands,
about 1,500. miles due westot Sitka, 'in
sisting of the Islands of St. Paul, which
has an area of thirty-three sq-wre mils,
and St. George, which has an area of
twenty-seven square miles. Tliese Wands
were discovered In 1786 by Pribylov. a
Bussian subject, and in 1799 the .-ight
to take fur seal was granted to the Kaseian
Aiuerican Company by the Emperor or
Russia. Tlu-sc- Islmids during summer tre
enveloped in dense fogs, through which
the Stan rarely makes its way, and in v in
ter by fields of Ice. driven down from the
Arctic by northern gales. They i.avc no
sheltered harlwrs, but blight indentation
in the shore lines afford a lee for ves
sels, and a tolerable landing place for
boats in certain winds. The bbores are
bold and rooky, with strips of sand beach
and slopes covered with broken rocks at
Intervals between the oliffs. The in
terior is broken and hilly; neither tee
nor shrub grows upon them, but 'hey are
covered with grass, moss and wild flowers.
For nearly one hundred years Tur seals
have been km wn to visit them annually
in great lumbers for the purpose of bring
ing 'c.itli and rearing their young. The
teals occupy the islands from the breaking
away of the ice in the spring until it
surrounds them again in early winter
that is, from about the middle of -May
to December. The only existing rookeries
are those iu Alaska, another in the Russian
part of Behring Fen and a third on Lobas
Island, at the mouth of the Rio Platte,
in South America.
The best estimate as to the number of
these animals on the Alaska rookeries
placed it at about 4,000,000, and there
appears to have been no reduction or this
nHrnberfronilS7lto 1886. not withstand "ng
an average of lou.000 .-eals had been
taken annually by the lessees of the islands
duting this period ot fifteen years.
But since 1886 a marked diminution
of the number of seals had taken place.
It is estimated that less than half a -nillion
of these seals have appeared on the islands
of St. Paul and St. George during the
summer of 1897.
A largi number of British and American
vessels, manned by expert Indian seal
hunters, have frequented Behring Sea and
destroyed hundreds of tirousands of rur
Boals, snooting them in the water and secur
ing as man? of the carcasses for their ak-us
as they were able to take on board. The
testimony of the Government agents shows
that of the number of heals killed in the
water, not more than one in seven, on an
average, is secured, for the reason that a
wounded seal will sink in tiie sea. Added
to this Is the fact that the shooting of the
female seal with young causes the death
or both. The report concludes as fol
lows: "It is obvious that if this destructive
marauding is allowed to continue, t will
be but a few years until the teal rookeries
of Alaska will be entirely deserted and the
business of fur-sealing will have passed
Into history The North American Com
mercial Company, lessees ot the seal inlands
of Alaska, nnve complied with the condi
tions of the lease, and the nations have
no cause for complaint."
Astor to Have n Bank.
The Comptroller of the Currency vi ster
iSay granted permission to John Jacob
Astor, Henry B. Ely, George F. Baker,
Charles A. Pea body, Jr.. and Fisher Baker
to organize the Astor National Bank in
New York city, with $300,000 capital
stool: . The institution will have its offices
in the Y.'aldorf-Astoria Hotel.
Examination of Pay Corps Candidates
Candidates for admission to the pay corps
of tlis Navy will hereafter be examined ay
a board recently provided for by the Navy
Department. The board consists of Pay
Director F. C. Cosby, Pay Inspector G.
A. Lyon, and Paymaster A. K. Michler,
Paymaster Livingston Hunt to be re
corder. Movements of War "Vessels.
The movements of the warships were re
ported yesterday as follows;
The Bancroft and the Raleigh, at Smyrna
with the San Francisco; the Annapolis at
Annapolis, the Boston at Nagasaki, the
Wilmington and the Foote at Norfolk, .ind
the Oregon Balled for Puget Soun 1 from
Secretary Sherman Working: nt Horn-'
Secretary Sherman was reported as im
proving rapidly yesterday. He works at
his relonoe several hours ovcry day, with
bis (Acietary, Major Babcock.
MASONIC TEMTW5 FAIR.
Arrangements Being Rapidly ier
fected to Multe It a Success.
A very large and enthusiastic meeting of
theboardol control for theNationalMasonlc
ltn.plc Filr was held at the Distr'ct of
Columbia Board or Trade rooms last .light,
and an unlimited amountof enthusiasm r nd
energj was exhibited by all the committees
in formulating plans, as will unquestionably
make the enterprise a substantial success.
The decidcdlv active and spirited Interest
UK iilfesled by all connected with the pro
ject, and the inanner-in which the Masons
or the District or Columbia have taken 'iold
or the task, gives assurance that the pro
jected fair and exhibition will be not only
a successrul arfair in every particular, nut
wilt eclipse an) thing or a like character
ever held m this city.
Smcu the last meeting ot the Iward or
coiiUoi, one week since, prior to which
time all the Masonic bodies of the 'Dis
trict decided to take an active part In the
rail, Almas Temple or the Myslio ilhrine,
at a regular meeting lield Monday even
ing last, by an almost unanimous vote,
decided to enlist their services in the
gooi" cause. The great Caravan of the
Shrine will be allowed urfieleiit space
to pitch its tents in some well located
bpot at the grand fair, where Hhe nobles
of the temple will be given an opportunity
to lalor iu behalf of the great enterprise..
President J. H. Small, Jr., presided
at the lueotiug and the following were
present: Director general, George W.
Kafs; Howard Perry, general secretary;
Messrs. J. H. Bn,HU, Jr,. Howard Perry.
S. H. Waikci, James L. Norrls, illison
Nallor, Thomas V. Morgan, Frank N.
Hosford, George Gibson, S. M. Yeatman,
C S. Donrjr, James Lansburgh, ami Thomas
It was decided tt commence the fair u
Easter Monday, April 1 1, 1898. Several
haUs are under consideration and a se
lection will probably be made during the
The following will bcrve as chairmen
or committees: J. II. Small, jr., en decora1
tions; Howard Perry, tickets and. badges;
S. 11. "Walker, finance; James L. Norrls,
cash contributions; Allison Nnilor, general
contributions; John C. Chancy, music; E.
B. Hay, entertainment; John II. OUotr,
lad'es; Thomas P. Morgan, visitors; Frank
H. Hosford, press and fair news; Jam-s A
Sample, audit; F. H. Thomas, donations
from Masonic bodies outside of tills Juris
diction; George Gibsou. printing; S. M.
Yeatman, order; C. S. Pomer, uuifi.rmed
organizations; James Lansburgh, guarantee;
Thomas Somerville, advisory committee.
1 he following committee was appointed:
J. F. R. Applet!), B. A. Allen. C. H.
Allender, "William H. Baum, n. K. Beck,
C. E, Berryman. Walter A. Brown, 0. T.
Caldwell, A. E. Coolidge, J. C. Chancy,
W. H. Co-.ington, J. H. Cunningham, W. A.
Cunningham, C. C. Duncanson, E. D.iib,
C S. Domcr, D. G. Dixon, R. W. Darby,
Geoige W. Eans, W. IC. Ellis, U. I.
Fleming, Abram Frey, Daniel Fraser,
A. A. Friediich, T. F. Glbbs, Adolphus
Gude, Alex. Grant, W. T. Gilliger, Lurtin
R. Glnn, J. R. Garrison, George GibsOH.
Louis Goldsmith, George II. Getz, William
G. Henderson, E. B. Hay, F. II. Hosford,
C. A. Hartman, Joseph C. Johnson, W.
H. Kloprer, Fied J. Kelly, A. W. Kel
ley, James Lansburgh, It. C. Levis,
H. S. Merrill, T. P. Morgan, Alex, lie
Kcnzle, William G. Mooie, Allison Xailor,
James L. Korrls, J. F. Oyster. George
C. Ober, J. H. Olcotc, W. II. Olcott,
Samuel C. Palmer, Howard Perry, Ben
jamin Parkhurfet, William O. Kouixie,
Joseph S. Raeburn, P. P. Rouse, S. M.
Ryder, Josepn A. Sample, Charles H. Smith,
Htii) Standiford. Thomas Somerville, H.
K. fclmpson, J. H. Small, jr., J. L. Sher
wood, Colin Studds, Charles G. Sloan, J.
Robert Sutton, Edward K. Somixnn, C.
E. Wmms, Matthew Trimble, F. H. Thomas,
George H Walker, J. J. Wllber, S. H.
Walkei, F. J. Woodman, T. B. Walker,
S. M. Yeatman.
The board adjourned to meet at the
sane place next Saturday.
The Case of Policemun Murphy.
To tht Kdltor or The- Times:
In your evening issue or this date I
rind theaiinouncement'Dlsmissid from the
force, Policeman Murphy said to be unfit
for the service."
As counsel for him I desire to state that
on the day .Mr. Murphy was arraigned, by
notice given, before Judge Pugh, my client
and witnesses m Ills behalf appeared, pre
pared to meet Dr. Ncvitt, the inrormer, and
the charge preferred. No evidence was
given to itistaln the charge ot drunkenn-i&s
against n.) client except that or the doctor,
who stated that he was called to -visit
Murphy on the morning in question, 'ate
after midnight, and found him under the
influence of liquor. When cross-examln-:d
he stated tliat the wire or the accused 1 1
ricer assured him that Murphy was brought
home by an entire stranger at midnight the
of the stomaoh and that she made a i.ot
toddy of whisky and administered it to her
husband. She asked the gentleman to
Turther extend his courtes v by reporting the
sickness of her husband at the First pre
cinct, and to request Dr. Nevitt to come
immediately The doctor was, it m.ist le
confessed, aroused from his bed at an un
seasonable hour to attend a patient, for
whom he received no private compensation,
as he It a surgeon to the police force, a'nd
afterward he made the complaint. There
was no other evidence for the prosecu ion.
Tin defense showed clearly that when the
officer was found suffering upon the street
he was not intoxicated.
H he is to be sacrificed, let it not be
done on this charge, but on some other
and better ground.
JOnN A. CLARKE,
Blue Ijiwm for the District.
To the Editor of The Times:
The Sunday bill pending In both Senato
and House if enacted Into law, will put
an end to the football and baseball playing
Sunday nfternoons at the Georgetown
College, and to aiding bicycles, any time
during the day. BUI playing is forbidden
by name and riding wheels falls under the
head 'sports, pastimes, and diversions,"
which are made unlawful. What do the
students ai C the oycle companies say to
Sir Julinn J'auncefote Convalescent.
Sir vidian Pauucefote, the British am
bassador, who has been confined to his
room for about ten days, Is so much better
that he can move about. His recovery will
now be rapid.
Free to Our Readers.
Our renders will be pleased to learn
that the great discovery, Dr. Khmer s
Swamp-Root has been so universally suc
cessful in quickly curing all forms or
kidney and bladder troubles, that those
who wish to prove for themselves its
wonderful merit may have a sample bottio
and a book of valuable information both
sent absolutely free by mail. Nothing
could bo more fair or generous than this
liberal offei, and we advise our readers
to write, mentioning The Sunday Times,
and send their nddress to Dr. Kilmer &
Co., Biiighan ton.N. Y. Swamp-Rootlsth
discovery ot a great physician aud scien
tist, and as such is not recommended for
everything, but will be found by men and
women just what is needed in cases of
kidney and bladder disorders or troubles
arising from weak kidneys, such ab gravel,
iheumatisr.i, pain or dull ache in the back,
too frequent desire to pass water, scanty
supply, smarting or burning in passing It.
Swamp-Root stands the highest for Its
wonderful cures- The regular sizes aie
sold by dnigglsts, price fifty ognts aad
RfiTTi ma n
Major Oldroyd's Visit to That
THRILLING EVENTS RECALLED
Points Picked Out Where the Clussh
of Arms Was the Fiercest -TJnion
Soldiers Saved From Dentil by
Iviiidhcurtcd Southern Wotir-n
Capt. O. H. Oldroyd, in charge of the
museum in the Lincoln liouse, on Tenth
street, iccently visited the ramous battlc
rield or Bull Run, and delights In relating
what he saw there. To a Times reporter
"I visited the battle grounds or the first
and second Bull Run, the middle of !ast
month, piloted' by Mr. William F. Lee,
whose home is within the circle ot the
battlefield. Arriving at Manassas on the
cars, we walked a distance of five miles
to the heme ol Mr. William H. Wheeler,
who resides on a fine farm within a mile
ot Wellington We reached his place just
in time for dinner, and the keen morning
air, th walk over the hills, and thro'igh
woods sharpened our appetlttes, Alter
dinner a horse and buggy were placed at
my disposal, and we drove to Groveton.oii
the Warreuton pike, and then to the
monument iectcdou the rarmor William
Dogan, who lias lived at Groveton sJuce
the beginning or the war. The heaviest
fighting of the second Bull Run battle
August 29, 1862 was done where this
monument stands, near the deep railroad
cut. It was in this cut that Jackson's
Confederate forces were stationed when
tiie Union forces repeatedly charged upon
them. Gen. Grovcr wus at the head of
1.500 men, who charged the Confederates,
but tlieli ranks were so thinned that they
were compelled to fall baek.losingoOOmen.
"Our next visit was to the SudleyMlll,
then down tl.e Catharpin Run to the Smi
ley Spiings. The Catharpin stream feeds
the mill and then empties Into Ball R-jn.
It was near the spring that Gen. David
Hunter's division crossed Bull Run on the
morning or July 21, 1S61. The ford over
which the Union Army ciossed is three
miles rrom the Stone Eridge on the War
renlon pike, where the Confederates bad
placed a btrong guard to prevent the
Union forces from crossing.
'"hunifdiatelyafter Hunter's men crossed
the skirmishing commenced, anil we turned
our horse's head south aud followed the
route the Army took down the Sudley
Springs rtiad leading to Manassas. Ihe
fltsi. place of interest met with was the
Sudley Church, which was used in both
battles as a hospital. The original church
as it appeared in war times was built of
brick, Lut in later years the walH caved
in and a new church of wood wiri erected
in its place.
"We next passed the Matthews house, to
the left or the road. The Confederates had
batteries placed around the house, but
they were driven away by the 7nIon f jrces.
The stone house at the junction of the
Warrcnton pike and the Sudley Springs
road is fetill standing. It uhows marks of
being hit with cannon balls.
"Groveton Is one mile west ot the stone
house; the stone bridge two miles east;
Manassas six miles south, and Sudley
Springs three miles north. Some hard
fighting was done around this house, and
up tiie hill, halt a mile to the Henry house,
the Union troops charged, only to lie met
by a terrific fire from the Confederate
forces on the hill. Wo stopped -it the
Henry house und called upon the venirable
H. F. Henry, who is now eighty .iix years
of age. He is quite feeble, but his mind
is yet clear, and he related, with lvid
ness. the contests ot July 21, 1861, t'nd
August 30, 1862, around his hoiuse. At
tiie battle of the first Bull Run, the Con
federate forces repulsed tiie Federals with
gieat loss, but at the second battle, the
Union forces repulsed the Confederates.
"The line of battle of the Confederate
army wus a little to the south of the Henry
house, and from its ranks Col. F.S. Bartow
and Gen. Barnard E. Bee were killed, and
Gen. Jackson wounded. It was here that
Gen. Bee said; 'See Jackson standing hkc a
stone wall.' Within the fence which sur
rounds the house i6 a tree, near which
Gen. Wade Hampton was wounded. Mr.
Henry's mother was an invalid at the time
of the first battle, and he, with his orother,
carried her on a mattress to a placs of
safety, but she pleaded with them to tike
her back to the house, which they did, :md
sii was not long in it, when a hliell en
tered and by its explosion killed her. She,
with her daughter, is buried within an iron
railing in the yard in front of the house.
Mr. Henry's house was burned during the
rirst fight, but he rebuilt upon the same
'In the fight or July 21 Victory crowned
tho Union arms to this point, but in the
middle of the afternoon the Confederates
were re-enforced and the victory turned
Into dereat, and such a panic as was not
repeated during the entire war. The Union
army leU on the field over o.OOO muskets,
twenty-eight pieces of artillery, 500,000
cartridges, ten colors, lwsldes many horses,
wagons, camp utensils, etc. Young's branch
runs tlnough the ravine near the Stone
house, and supplied the two armies with
water on that hot July day.
'Sunday I attended service at the Sudley
Chuich, a Methodist congregation. Here r
met Mr. Amos Benson, or Groveton, and
heard from his lip3 the storv of how lie and
his good wife, now deceased, saved the
lire ot a Union soldier. They were walking
over the battlefield two days after the
battle, in 1861 , and in looking in a fence
corner, near the Sudley Church, found a
Union soldier who had laid there uncon
scious since the battle, in a very had
condition. They asked him K they could
do anything for him, and he said he would
like to have something to oat. So they
carried him some chicken soup, and went
to the church, which was then a hospital
Tor the Union troops, and look a surgeon
to him. Upon a quick examination the
surgeon went away saying he could not
spend any time on hopeless cases, as
there were too many needing care thalcould
"Tho Bcnsuiis did not leave the poor
fellow, but examined the wound and found
that he had been shot in the lung and
the blood from the wound had putrified
and attracted swarms of files, whose
larvae were wiggling under ids clothing.
They washed the wound, changed his lln-.n,
and carried him such things as they had
for they were poor; having lost everything
In the eating line by the war for ten
days, when he was removed to Richmond
by the Confederates and placed in Libby
prison. This soldier pioved to be John
L. Rice, private, Second New Hampshire,
and afterwaid rose to the rank of colonel,
tn 1886 he visited the spot where his life
was saved, and the good people who
cared for him. He wanted to compensate
them for their kindness on that occasion,
but they refused; but Mrs. Benson said
there was a debt of $200 hanging over
their little Sudley Church that had been
used for a hospital, and if he could help
them pay If, they would feel compensated
for what they had done, although they
cheerfully gave and did what they could
and refused any compensation.
"Col. Rice went home, and on the 2d
day of December of the same year of his
J visit the little church had an oyster eup-
TRUTH WO. 6.
I know mat no COLD LURli will break
in ni,r fsirf.i r .till 4 ti n ft.ll- llr.tirK mill
prevent grippe, diphtheria and pneumonia,
una Liiaii my iiuuuii i 1 iw., win uao i
cough in thirty minutes', alluy soreness
ami speedily heal the bronchial tubes and
TJUJTET. NO. T. .
I can prove by thousands of people who'
have been cured ot nervous complaints
that my NERVE CURE will cure all symp
toms or nervous exhaustion, depressed
spirits, sleepless nights, pains In the head
and dizziness. It stimulates and strength
ens the nerves' and is a wonderfol Tonic.
TRXJXBE NO. 8.,-.,
I assert mat my LIFE CHAMBER with
MUNYON'S REMEDIES will positively
sure the worht form of catarrh, asthma,
bronchitis and all throat and lung diseases.
The LIFE CHAMBER vaporises the dis
eased parts, cleanses and heals the in
flamed organs add gives new vitality to
the whole system. It cures by absorption
and inhalation. Free trial treatment.
per, and -Mr. Benson read a letter from
Col. Rice, Inclosing a money order for
$235, which amount not only paid tho
debt, but left a surplus. There wus great
rejoicing in that church at that time. The
women who lived on the battlefield did all
they could to alleviate the suffering of
the wounded. The meii were nearly all
In the auny. I never visited a more
hospitable people than those who live,
within the sound of the battle of Bull
Run. . ..
'Lieut. McCallum, of the Sixteenth
Massachusetts Light Battery, wicn the aid
of a goodly number of soldiers uuder ids
command, erected two monuments, one
near the Henry House to th3 memory of the
men whofelllu the battle of July2i,1801,
aud the other, near the deep out, to the
patriots who fell at Groveton, August 29,
1802. These monuments were, finished
June 10, 1SG5, nnd dedicated the next day
with imposing ceremonies, the Fifth
Pennsylvania Heavy Artlllerv, a squad of
the Eighth Illinois Cavolry, and-a'battery
of the Sixteenth Massachusetts Light Ar
tillery taking part in the sevices.i.
"When I visited the one at Grovejon 1
found a tree leaning against it and the
top stones lying on the ground around its
base. Fearing the coming winter, would
further demolish It, it not repalred.rl en
gaged a party to cut the tree down and
put the monument in good repair.',1
1)11. STAFFORD TO LECTCHE.
It Will Be for the Benefit of.Tolm
F. Heynoldsi Post.- , -John
F.Reynolds Post, No. G-, Department
of the Potomac, G. A. R., at ils'lnst regu
lar meeting elected officers fdr the en
suing year us follows: Commander, Thomas
Gi'llr.vay: senior vice comnmn'dorf Jljhu F-.
Wlnnns; junior vice commander', q'hilip M.
O'Biyon; quartermaster, M. M. 'llewls;
surgeon, II. M. Bennett, M. 1).; 'ohaphiln,
Rev. William H. Gotwald, D. D.; officer of
the day, William N. Thomas; 'rtrricer or
the guard, William H. Moor; delegates to
national encampment, Fred. G. Calvert,
M. M. Lewis. Philip M.O'bryon. Caleb L.
Saers.H. M. Bennett, M. I)., und Frank L.
Rev. D. J. Stafford, D. D., will deliver
a lecture at the Columbia Theater Sunday
evening, December 19, for the benefit
of this post. Dr. Stafford has chosen as
his subject "The Principle of American
Citizenship.'' The entertainment commit
tee is as follows: Thomas Galloway, chair
mnn; M.M. Levis, secretary;!'. M.O'Bryon,
treasurer; Frank L. MoKcnna and H. M.
BHF.WERY WORKERS MEET.
NnhonnI .Secretniy Advises Consol
idation of Local Organizations.
A largely attended meeting of Gam
brinus Assembly, No. 13-17, K.of L., was
held last evening ut Arion Hall. Mr.
Chnrlef, F. Bed told, national secretary of
the United Brewery Workers' Union, who
is in the city to investigate the trojbles
an-ong the brewery workers, was present
and addressed the meeting. He advised
the consolidation of the two local jrga.i
izations ot brewery workers, maintaining
that the best interests of the trade vould
thus be served. It was also stated tl at
Mr. Bechtold advised Gambrinus'Asse ably
to give up iheir charter and join with
Union No. IIS. The assembly, it is
tut her stated, unanimously refused to act
In accord with this advice.
CORNERING WHEAT MARKET.
C. A.Pilisbury Said to Be Engineer
ing Such n Deal.
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 4. There was
a rumor here today to the effect that the
grain companies of which C. A . Pillsbury
is the head and the F. H. Peavey Elevator
Companies had secured control ot all the
wheat in Minneapolis, as well as the line
elevators in the northwest. The men said
to be involved will-not admit the truth ot
the story, to which color has been given by
the repeated predictions otMr Pillsbury, to
the effect that wheat is going higher.
Grain men generally concede that no better
time could have been selected tor cprneriug
wheat than the present.
Dr. Nnnseii's r.ectnfe.
One or the most entertaining and in
structive lectures that Washingfonians will
have an opportunity or hearing;during the
amusement senson will be 'Dr. "Nansen's
lecture, "Farthest North." ''This is the"
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expuience in the land of snow 'and Ice,
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FISH AUD GAME PROTECTION
District Association Holds Its Reg
ular Monthly Meeting.
Attempt, to Be Made to Breed Fa icy
Phensnuts T.eyi.-Uulon Urged
011 Various .Subjects..
The regular meeting ot the Fish and
Game Association of the District of Co
lumbia ii as held last evening, at the Wash
ington Light Infantry Armory. There was
a good attendance and President Robert
Evans was in the chair.
The association will begin at once active
work looking to the enactment of such
legislat.on as is necessary for the bettter
protect.on ot the Tish and game ot ine
District, and at the same time co-operate
Willi tho Virginia and Maryland associa
tions in protecting the gameiu their States.
To further the objects of the local as.-mn-tion,
Iresideut Evans suggested thtt a
reasonable amount be appropriated for the
purpose ot purchasing Mongolian and Jap
anese pheasants for breeding in the Dis
trict. The object, as explained, is to
purchase a goodly number ot this specls
of pheasants and releaxe them tn the ,vjods
iu tiie District. The sugnet!on met with
the general approval of the members, and
the attempt to breed rancy pheasants will
be made at the proper season.
It was also decided that legislation would
.be asked permitting the bhooting or ricj
birds only on every alternate day in each
Mr. W. P. Young, secretary-treasurer of
the assoication, made an Interesting re
port, reviewing the work of the association
since last spiing. He informed the iss
elation that In April he received a Ictt:r
Trom Mr. George L. Nicholson, "generil
manager or the Chesapeake and Ohio Can ll,
inclosing a list or the names or sixty nine
or his emploves, whom he recomemndeJ
as deputy wardens. In reference to the
drawing off of the water in the canal, he
said, he had been informed by Fish Com
missionci Brlce that he considered it a work
of the greatest importance, and that if
the association would do what it coalJ.
in this direction he would see that the
work was done thoroughly. In concluding
his subject he suggested that the water Ik
drawn off the canal between Dccemler
20 and 25.
Mr. Young also called attention to the
pollution of the water of the Potomac and
Shenandoah rivers by refuse from the pulp
mills and tanneries along the banks, and
suggested that some action he taken look
ing to the abatement of the nuisance.
Mr. Richard Sylvester, warden of the
association, reported in detail as to ac
tion taken for the preservation of fish
and game in the District. He reviewed
th cases prosecuted, and commented on
the results. In more than one instance
he, on behalf of the association, lad
pleaded for clemency for the con 'icted
persons on the assurance that they would
go and sin no more. He also referred to
the good results of the vigilance ot tie
association in the prosecution ot violators
or tin- game laws, it being clearly demon
strated that pot hunters had been taught
that they could not expose for sale in
tu District birds shot or trapped out or
Mr. Young submitted the treasurer's re
port, which showed a balance or $16t
on the right side or the ledger. Ac the
conclusion of his report Mr. Young moved
tliit the warden be paid a salary equal
to that or the secretary-treasurer. The
motion was agreed to.
ROYALTY IN THE BIOGHAPTI.
The Prince of A Vales and Fnmify
Pose at Brenltfast.
(From the New York Journal.)
London. Nov. 18. The Prince of Wales
and other members of the royal family
have now taken a step that is absolutely
without precedent in English official or
domestic life. la a large group, num
bering nearly n, dozen, they have poed
before the biograph, which is an improved
kiuetoscope, in the act of eating their
breakfast. This has now been placed in
one of the London muslo halls, and it
will soon be seen in New York.
Here the whole world is invited to come
in and look at royalty eating Its breakrast.
All pretense of domestic privacy has been
thrown to the winds by the Prince of
Wales. There is no episode in the daily
ramily lie around which, as a rule, the
veil of privacy is more closely drawn than
the breakrast. Very few people would
consent lo be photographed at dinner, and
there Is always more or less ot a protest
when such proposition is made at public
dinners ii- America. But here you see
right into tiie family life of the royal
In this extiaordlnary scene, which was
carefully arranged and gone through for
the benefit of the photographers, you see
the Prince of Wales putting a lump yf
sugar Into his coffee, you see the rovalbaby
playing with a dog, you see the Duke of
York buttering his toast, and you see the
Duchess ot Yorlcbreaklng an egg and eating
it witn a spoon. The waiters come and
place slices of toast befoie the Prince of
Wales, which he calmly proceeds to eat,
and you can see the morning pap tnre
rully prepared rot the royal baby, anl,
as it is red to this kid, you can witness the
distribution of the pap over its face and
dothe3, aud many otiier little domestic
details geneially hidden iu the privacy of
No sucl extiaordlnary spectacle as this
royal breakfast, which Is now being pa-
for the Specials
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they're firm and substantial they're
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The piices on our specials are par
Enameled Iron Bedsteads, like the
illustration, with brass knobs, all
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Another pattern In all sizes, with
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Another pattern, with brass knobs,
rodsaridspmdlesin the head
and Toot, worth $7, for S5.20
Another pattern, with swell foot,
brass rods and spindles in head and
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All these Beds are sold .complete
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railed before the whole world, has ever ne
rorc been witnessed in Europe. People of
delicacy ami culture are asking what the
Prince of Wales could have been thinking
of to so t-utnge the usual feelings of re
finement as to permit and even to welcome,
If he did not suggest, an invnsioa of ii
home by a horde of men with cameras and
electrical appliances, aud a deliberate pa
rading of ail tiie members of his family bo
role the '.'amtruln a purely domestic snse
The kinelowope machine has taken the
whole breakfast, from beginning to end,
and it was carefully arranged beforehand
with an eye to theatrical efrect. The side
or the table next to the kluetscope instru
ment was left unoccupied, so that the facei
and actions andexprelons of all the mem
bers of the royal family c-oald be seen.
A dog was brought into the scene, lacing
the biograph, and put just where it would
be convenient for tie Prince of Wales to
get up and pat him on the head in full lew
or the whole world. Then tie little royal
kid, one of the three children ortr.e Duchc-h
ot Yotk, was introduced for tte purpose of
giing a semblance of nality to this farce.
The Infant, after having its breakrast. is
picked up by ti-e Duchess or York and
placed on the ground, so thnt It nay play
with th dog. Meanwhile, the ladies of the
royal family go on pouring their tea, drop
ping lump of suyarlnto it, stirring it with
spoons, and calmly drinking it in public.
The actors studiPd their parts well. When
you nre going to be photographed by a
kiuetoscope machine you must, in order
to get the bestresulLs.net more quickly than
under ordinary circumstances, and while
the film is running across the lens yu.r
must, indeed hustle, in order that variety
may he 11 troduced into the sccna.
The royal breakfast, which is now ex
citing the amazement of Europe,' shows
that the Prince ot Wales was keenly In
terested in making the whole thing a suc
cess, and that while th? pictures were being
taken he hustled for all he was worth- No
actor, who could be hired to "do a turn''
before the camera could pose more sucoes.s
Tully, cross his legs with a greater air or
apparent ease, go through the motions of
eating a square meal and fool with a dog
better than the Prince of Wales.
His promising sou, the Dukeof York. like
wise did what he could to muke the plct ire
a success. Here you see the Duke or York
helping himself to chops, eggs, and
everything In sight. You see him helping
the ladles. Finally you sec him take out
a cigarette, light, it, calmly blow a cloud
of smcke across the table, and then get
up und walk about with his hands thrust
into his trousers pockets.
The rrince or Wales also lights his cig
arette, tilts his silk hat overon onesideof
ills head, blows smoke into the faces ot the
ladies, and then, turning ids back upon
them, proceeds to umuse himself with an
Irish setter that was apparently rnore
interesting to him than any of tiie ladis.
All England Is now talking about this
royal hronkfast, which the public have
been invited to come in and see. People
are so amazed at the spectacle that they
don't ki.t-w exactly what to think or it.
The only excuse that has thus far been
offered for it is that this picture will "en
dear the Prince of Wales to the British
public." Just how the British public
is going to learn to love the Prince of
Wales because they sec him eating an
egg is something that has not been pointed
out. Nor is it easy to see how the spec
tacle of the Duke ot York butteriug a
piece of tuast is going to excite patriotism.
(STroin the Cincinnati Enquirer.)
"Tell me what you eat," said the rage,
"and I can tell you what you are."
"Rats'." shotted the scoffer. "Ah! Chi
nese, beyond peradventure."
A Resinned Tteilfotion'.
(From the Phllodelphia North American.)
The robbit season is open. Now see the
fur fly, and not a cat in Christendom is
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GEOHGE B. BLODeETT DEAD
Succumbs (0 the Wound Inflicted
by a Murderous Burglar.
THE ASSAILANT UNKNOWN
Airs. BliidRett It scribes the Fatnl
Affair, r.nd a Bullet Imbedded in
a "Wnll SJihws Him- Bravely She
Attempted to Aid Jler HusbaHU
Iler Jlnud Injured.
Schenectady, N. Y., I. .i.Geogs. u.
Blodgett, ctoler counsel or the Gejal iZlee
trie Company, who was shoe by a burglar
yesterday morning, died at 2SJ wetafR
this afternoon. He was not strong, enotgfr
to stand the shock of aa operation.
The police have absolutely no clew t
the burglar, though iiutny arrests of s&r
pK-ious characters have been made. Tfc.jre,
have been a number of burglaries eon,
milted nfir here this week, and ;t is
suspected that the same men may a?e
perpetiated the murder of Mr. BfodgefcS.
This morning Mrs. Blodgets gave lwr
first version of the tragedy. Afserber Jm.
hand had been shot she procured bis Te
voUer from a drawer of a dresser n Ue
room. She first pointed it toward Ue.
floor-and pulled the trigger to see if Uie
weapon was loaded. Then she fired at
the form ot the retreating burglar. She
failed lo lilt him, but the ball is ImbciMed
in the casement or the bedroom door, rhexi
sh.i ran to the window and fired the te
inainliig shots in the air.
The Injury to Mrs. Blodgett's hand was
received in firing the first shot. TomgH&
sh? is nearly prostrated.
George R. Blodgett was a descendenc;
ot an old New England family, and was
I bor 1 in Bucksport, Me., in IS2. He was
prepared for college at Phillips Aeademv,
and entered l'alein 13S0, being gradwred
with honors in the class of 1SS4. Soon .
after his graduation he was appointed an
examiner In the United States Patent or
rice. He studied law in the Columbian
University in Washington, ami was ad
mitted to the bar.
He began the practice ot law In New
York city iu 1883, and a year later moved
to Boston, where he entered tho firm of
Eertot &. Blodgett, counsel for She Thom-sou-Huston
Electric Company. In 13 i.e
became associated wit Ir the General Elec
trte Company, and when i year later iu
heiidituarters were removed to Schenectady
Mr. Pk dgett came here as the chief if the
patent department of the company.
There is an opiuiou that the burglars
who entered tho BkxlgeU residence
were tho same who assaulted .Toha Toeh
rane and his wire, on the Glenville Hi'ls,
about si-ven miles from tbte city, further
details or which were brought to tbisotv
toda). The burglars lert the Cociru-e
Iionn- aliout; 1 a.m., and could hare eatllv
t reached this city aad begun work at the
Blodgett house by 2.30 o'clock, but
whether this is so-win probaUy ne--r i?
known. Cochrane and hi wife are pt
seventy years ot age.
The 1'owcr ot Fashion.
(From the Chicago Recorii.i
"Julia wun't have to buy any Chrltn us
presents to give away."
' "0u her blrthdav nine different men
seui htr copies of The Choir InvWb.e. "