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San Francisco. Nov. 9.— The result cf the
municipal election was a great surprise to all
the political experts, as it whs regarded as cer
tain that if a heavy split occurred in the Demo
cratic party the Republican candidate would
secure far more of the votes of the bolters than
the Union Labor party man. This theory was
shown to b- fallacious, as Eugene E. Schmitz.
the Union Labor candidate, was elected "by
21.08S votes, or 4,110 majority over Asa K.
Mi the Republican candidate, and 9.122 ma
jority' over Joseph S. Tobln. the Democratic
candidate. The Republicans would have- had
an ea^y victory had not the machinery of the
party fallen into the hands of several notorious
bosses. who rushed their slate through the nom
inating convention vith such a cynical disregard
of th-" leaders of the party that there was an
immediate revolt- Wells, for Mayor, had no
more to do with the rest of the ticket than Shep
ard in New-York: he was simply put up as a re
spectaMe figurehead. The P— 111 ll ■■■<■«■
the Republicans nominated— were mainly men
of poor reputation, and the result was that only
eeven out of the eighteen were elected. The
'Democrats nominated good men and secured
the majority of the board. Mayor Schmltz
5 has shown so much modesty and good sense
s since his election that there are hopes he will
•rive the city a good administration. In his
Ifcands rests the appointment of important com
missions, and as he soes into office entirely un
pledged he has an excellent opportunity to
(Bame good men. Mr. Schmitz is in favor of the
city acquiring pas, water and telephone works
Und street railroads. He declares that the Chief
'-of Pollc* must be drawn from the force, as he
Uoeen't believe in a civilian chief. He has also
lf <aid plainly,that he will not reappoint Mrs. Kin
jcaid to the Board of Education, as he believes a
broman causes trouble in such a position, beln?
{unable to divest herself of personal prejudices
foils Is the first election of on Independent party
fMavor In San Francisco since the notorious
jrenegade preacher Kalloch was elected in 15. 9
Jby the Sand Lot voters.
- A favorable report was made by the Super
*wi»ors- committee this week on the- acquisition
W>f the Geary-rt. cable road by the city. The
franchise of the road will soon expire, and the
,report Bhowed that the system could be con
certed into an electric underground conduit line
tor Jess than its present capitalization, and that
kh» line could be extended to Ocean Beach, and
Lcross one of the uptown streets, thus largely
{increasing Its patronage. There seems to be
X kittle doubt that under the new administration
V ( <the Ge*ry-»t- road will be purchased. If the
' jowners refuse fair terms then, under the pro-
Visions of the charter, the road will be con
demned and Its value appraised.
- Sarah-CaweU 1> Moyne scored an artistic suc
cess at the Columbia Theatre this week, but
She play is too much lacking in strong dramatic
interest to attract a crorvd eager for sensa
tions. All the critics praised highly Mrs. Le
Coyne's acting of "The Duchess of Marlbor
fough," but they all admitted that the play was
rvltally weak, though bright in dialogue. The
;*ale of single seats for the Grau grand opera
; season shows that on most of the big nights the
: house will be crowded to the doors. J*h«»
fcrin" if to be the opening opera on Monday
?iWht with Eames. Schuman-Helnk, Van D:.-ck.
Bispham and Edouard de Reszke In the cast.
"Th" great nights promise to be Tuesday, when
Oalr« slugs in •'Carmen." and Saturday, when
O'bll Sanderson appears in "Manon.
The only noteworthy real estate sale this week
that" of the northeast corner of Poet and
Larkin «ts 65.9 feet on Post-st.. by 13.% feet
oVLarkin-st.. for $45,000. to .1. B. Stoupe. The
Santa Fe company added six blocks to Its hold
ings near the China Basin, for which It paid
$70,000- These lands are being arranged for sta
tion purposes.
The Injuries of Charles T. Boots, the horse
breeder prove not to be as serious as at first
reported. Boots was knocked down and
stamped upon by a large pet deer, which he
kept at his Elmwood stock ranch. Three ribs
•were broken, but he Is now rapidly recovering.
'Boots is probably the only horse breeder in the
country who is a thorough classical scholar, as
;he was professor of Greek In the University of
the Pacific before he began to breed thorough
Exports by sea from this port for October were
$G 420,675. against $5,137,149 for October. 1900.
The exports to the Atlantic States last month
,-were 51.146.1P.5. against $003,093 a year ago; to
'M-xico $H*9.iiS9. against 5107.588 a year ago:
ito "Central America. §293.383. against $141,923 In
\ October. 1900. There was. a falling off in ex
■> ports to South America from $1 83.038 in Octo
ber 1900. to $113,035 in October of this year.
'•To the Pacific islands the export trade amounted
to 5*4 313. against ?6S.. r .22 last year. To the
{Far East goods valued at $38,370 were shipped
l iasT month, against $20,775 a year ago; to
[Australia, $645.034. against $328,390 in October
fcf last year. Among the heaviest shipments last
P month * were GSI.SO3 pounds of dried fruit, of
\ •which 251.562 pounds went to England and
British passessions. and 262.755 pounds to Aus
The safe arrival at Samoa from Victoria,
X! C . of the thirty-six-foot Indian canoe. In
"M^rhlch Captain Voss and A. K. Luxton are ctr
*rumnavlcatlng the globe, excited much interest
' here where It was not thought possible that the
? canoe would stand the heavy weather on the
"Pacific Ocean. For fifty-eight days from \ .c
l-torla to Penr>Ti Island not a sail was seen. At
•iADia. the two navigators merely laid in pro
visions and water and then departed. They
Jiiave three years to make the voyage to New-
Tork, and th-y expressed confidence In their ul
%iTTl2te success. . . ...
* One of the most picturesque features or the cam
paign which ha* just ended In submerging Tam
jfcaany Hall was the battle of the ballad -writers. In
ftp:t#. of the fact that the present age is regarded
Ij*neral}yl j*neral}y as painfully prosaic and bereft of each.
jjweta as Inspired the earlier years of this nation,
■the last two weeks of the campaign !r. this city
! «aw on outpouring of verse, which, although hard
\lr ever rising above the dead level of doggerel, evl
i-tfenced ft decided reaction from prosaic lines of
thought. :•••/:"•;• • •-•
As one old campaigner expressed It: "This deluge
,cf verse make* me think of. the war songs of the
■eld Greeks. I never understood before -why those
?0P3.-ts.ns? 0P3.-ts.ns (rot so poetical and musical on the bat
itlefield- But the way 'Bill Leary and Tommy'
■ Smith have been plastering the town over with
'rhymes' these last days of the campaign has con
vinced me that the most warlike emotions have
to find their vent in verse. '■
The -verses of William Leary— who was in charge
of the Republican County Committee bureau of
Breakers— are certainly destined to live many
generations an nursery rh> me*, took for their chief
subjects - "The Squire and the Bully of Spotted
Town." The Inspiration for Mr Leary*s Spotted
7owr. verses was furnished by a series of ballads
which •"Tom" Smith, secretary ?f the executive
committee of Tammany Hail, had pasted up around
th- city about "Spotter Town," with Messrs. Low
end Jerome as the chief spotters. It happened on
the evening before election that Messrs. Leary and
fjmith met in the "amen corner " of the Fifth
Avenue Hotel. - ■ t
"Why. hello. Bill." said the Tammany litterateur.
"How "about that Carnegie letter?"
fteierence to the Carnegie letter evidently struck
rather deep, but the author of Spotted Town an
"Never mind. Smithy: Carnegie knew his busi
ness. He tied up that $6,000,000 so your Boss couldn't
£et a. whack at It"
"Arc you writing that Spotted Town doggerel?"'
«clced Mr. Smith.
- "I dcri't hold anybody elm- responsible for that
doggerel," was Mr Leary'a answer, with an em
phatic pronunciation of the word "doggerel."
"But," r.-- added. "I don't think you are writing
that Spotter's Town ragtime."
~ "That's right: I didn't write it. I got some one
alee. Why. how did you know it?"
" T knew you well enough for that. Smithy." was
tile* v.ay the fusion ballad writer answered the in
quiry. "I don't want to hurt your feelings by
*T>lri? Into particulars."
Here Mr. Leary hesitated a moment, as If he was
roms to fire an exceedingly long range gun. and
th - C-ByC -By h th.*w»y. Smithy, how does the Squire like
those Wantage Town rhymes? T=.Tn
"Here! Don't talk Wantage:" * n^"?*S?^talk
roanyit*. with some show cf fight. 'We don t taiK
marked Mr. UsatT. There was no response from
marked Mr. Leary. There was no response from
"' ST hy B ay. Smithy." asked the balladlst of the
fuslonlsts? "when is tho old man going to drop
of Devery brought «-■"
ness to the countenance of Mr. Smith than a rei
orence to the Moated Grange, for. turning on ni»
h^re ll. go d ocby. Bill. I don't mind you: digs at
the Boss, but I Just want to say I V".. jo. .out
on the advertising space on «*»* -^t'lf the A"" t
And. so saying, Mr. Smith walker ""« f O the Demo
and up the avenue In the direction of the uemo
rratlc Club.
Washington. Nov. 9 (Special).-The last annual
report of the Smithsonian Institution for V* *
one of the most interesting ever issued by that in
.mutton, but one reads with regret Mr. Langley^s
statement to the board of regents to the effect^that
while the institution was never 50 well known
abroad or more honored than now. /he enormous
increase of endowments of most institutions of
ear™ In' this country left it with far .means
relatively than it once had. With the ******£
t.ie SsnO.OOO from Mr. Hodgklns. its fund is Prac _
cam- what it was fifty years ago. He urged that it*
future independence and usefulness were concerned
in Its being able in some way to command such
added means as would leave the regents with a free
opposition of a larger fund than at Pr«*nt. and
on- absolutely under their own control. The secre
tary reported the gift of a piece of bronze of
great antiquity from the late Chinee Minister
Chang Ten Hoon. whose friendship for the United
States and opposition to the policy of the Tsung II
Yamen ultimately cost him his head.
The report-a significant one. since it marks trie
close of the century-contains not only reviews of
the progress in various sciences in the nineteenth
century but original articles and reprints of those
already published on subjects of popular and cur
rent interest To those who have followed the ex
periments in aeronautics the papers on this subject
will especially appeal. The first paper of this series
is the address delivered by M Janssen. president
of the International Aeronautic Congress, at its
opening at Meudon in September. 1900. on "The
Progress of Aeronautics." The review Is profound
and exhaustive, and in referring to machines sus
tained and propelled by forces which they produce
M. Janssen writes of Mr. I>ang'ey"s aerodrome as
The most Important results obtained in this direc
tion are unquestionably those of Mr. Langle> co_
respondent of the Institute of France and secre
tary of the Smithsonian Institution at AN a shin gum.
Independently of the nne md profound researches
of this scientist upon the resistance of air Mr
Langley has constructed an ae . ro Vi a -, ie , win. n h not
progressed and has sustained itself during a not
ably longer time than any apparatus prevlouslj
Following M. Jans?en's address are articles by
Lord Raylelgh on "Flight." delivered before the
Royal Institute; 'The bangle? Aerodrome." pre
pared from notes for the conversazione of the
American Institute of Electrical Engineers, which
met in New- York last April, and a 'reprint of Mr.
Langley's popular account of his invention, pub
lished in one of the magazines for May. 1596. Mr.
Langley's machine was called aerodrome, signify
ing air runner, by its inventor, to indicate the prin
ciple of Its action, which in no way resembles that
of a balloon that floats, because It Is lighter than
the air. while the aerodrome is hundreds of times
heavier than the air. This weighty machine owes
its support to another principle— that is, to th©
rapidity with which it runs through the air, like a
skater over thin ice. That this machine, hundreds
or times heavier than the air. can fly has been
proved by Mr. Langley -beyond a venture, as
Incongruous as it may seem to the layman. The
most successful experiment took place in May. 1896.
at Chopawamsic. on« the Potomac River, below
Washington, when th* gigantic steel bird flew for
more than half a mile at a velocity of from
twenty to twenty-five miles an hour.
"The actual result of Mr. Langleys work has not
been advertised, and is comparatively little known."
says the article further, "though these models are
believed to have done something absolutely new In
the history of the world. They are the product of
a great many years of assiduous labor, and repre
sent the condition of the experiments In Mr. Lane
ley's hands up to the close of the year 1896, since
which time he has made no public statement of his
work, which is understood to be still going on in
connection with experiments for the War Depart
ment in demonstrating the possible uses of the
future aerodrome as an engine of war."
The report contains several articles on China,
which will be of popular interest. A short paper
reprinted from "The Scientific American Supple
ment" echoes the feelings of scientific men both In
this country and Europe -vhTi It says: "The scien
tific world has been chocked at the looting of the
Peking Observatory by th« French and German
troops." It should be remembered to the credit of
the American commander that he protested vigor
ously, if unavallingly, against this outrage, a last
ing disgrace to those who participated in it. Wu
Ting-fang's clever article. "Mutual Helpfulness He
tween China and the United States." has a place,
and an essay on "Chinese Folklore and Some West
ern Analogies." by Frederick Wells Williams, will
be read with interest. The most notable, however,
of all the papers regarding China is an abridged
translation of a Journal written by Count D'Her
rlson. interpreter to General Montauban. giving an
account of th« looting of the imperial palace dur
ing the Taiplng rebellion in 1860. In a preface to
this paper Mr. Langley gives the following reasons
for the republlshing of thi"i important document:
While China Is occupying so much attention it
seems opportune to republlsh a document of great
ethnological value, both for its Interesting descrip
tion of the great Summer Palace and the treasures
it contained, its apparently fair account of the
mental processes of the Chinese ruling classes and
their attitude toward foreigners, and the frank
statement of the uncontrollableness and barbar
ism into which trained European soldiers may re
lapse under temptation. .
The writer of the volume from which the extracts
are made was a very young officer at the time of
the events narrated, but extremely intelligent, and
.*e author since of several valuable works. The
narration is lightened by numerous anecdotes, the
following one of especial interest, since it is
charged that fortunes were made in the last war
in China as quickly and with as little trouble:
"One of our spies, my orderly Mohammed, was
extremely attached to me, both through affection
and by Interest.
"'Are you the friend of the general?' he often
said to me. 'You put words in his mouth; you
must get me a medal.'
"When he returned from the Summer Palace ho
brought a double handful of pearls.
" 'These are for you.' he said to me simply.
"And thus it happened that I. to please the gen
eral and secure the cross of honor, had seized
nothing, while my spy, to give me pleasure and to
secure a medal, had plundered on my behalf; the
same motive had inspired both of us to quite con
trary acts.
" Thanks, my lad." I said to him. 'Keep all that
yourself; it is probably worth a great deal.'
• " 'What will you take for your pearlsr said one
of my comrades who stood by.
" 'Give me a bottle of brandy.'
•' 'Agreed,' and Mohammed gave him his pearls.
A bottle of brandy In the camp at Yuen-Ming-
Yuen was sold to us by the sutlers for 100 francs.
After the expedition to China was over the pearls
were sold for 35.000 francs."
From Engineering News
While the Minneapolis newspapers have been try
ing to arouse public sentiment against the present
foul condition of the water supply by setting
forth its zoological contents, a Chicago paper
has been belaboring the Health Department of
that city for Its dilatoriness in showing whether
or not tho water supply of a portion of Chicago
known as Rogers Park is responsible for an epf
demla of pcariet fever In that section of the city.
Both instances are forcible Illustrations of the
Ignorance of the general public regarding 1 the dan
gers to health and life which constantly beset
them. An occasional dead sheep in a water supply
will create great indignation in a community which
day after day complacently drinks its own or its
neighbor's sewage. A hue and cry over a water
supply as an -alleged source of scarlet fever or
diphtheria Is frequently raised when it Is an im
properly guarded milk supply, deficient or no medi
cal inspection of schools, or lack of isolation of
patients and disinfection of sickrooms, that should
be attacked. The vast amount of wasted energy
due to erroneous ideas concerning the way epi
demics of disease are spread would. If properly ap
plied, go far toward eradicating many of the com
municable diseases which now claim their thou
sands of victims each year.
I'll 1 1 OR
From The Washington Star.
"I'll take a little of the same— out of the iarge
black bottle." said Colonel Stllwell. confidentially.
•'I'm taking this for a cold." h<» added, still more
"But you haven't any cold."
"1 know that. But an ounc« of prevention Is
worth, a pound of cure."
1 nndnm-.l from pace one.
the stream of gold that poured Into his strong
box through this channel. It has long been
notorious that one of the methods he employed
was to import large quantities of goods through
his agents without the payment of a cent of
duty and then sell the goods at a round figure to
his countrymen.
One of the greatest sources of money getting
employed by Ll Hung Chang during the later
years of his career as Viceroy was as a money
lender. There is little doubt that he was the
king of pawnbrokers the world over. His loan
offices were scattered far and wide over his
province, and he loaned great sums of money on
mortgages and on pledges of personal property.
In a country where no legal rate of Interest is
fixed this business has brought enormous re
turns to U Hung Chang.
U was his family name, while Hung Chang
meaning "vast ornamentation"— was merely a
personal name. or. rather, the official form of
his personal name. He used it when he ad
drrssed the Emperor, and the officials used it
when speaking to the Emperor of him, other
wise it was improper for colleagues to use it in
his presence; It was also printed on his visiting
cards. His literary name, however, was Shao
ts'iian. or "young spice," and this was the one
by which he was known to his friends, and by
which he was spoken of in the native press.
He was also a Chung Tanpr, or "central hall,"
which Is the complimentary title of a grand sec
Some one called up John C. Clark, the campaign
secretary of Seth Low. on the telephone the night
of the election and asted Urn where Mr. Low In
tended to go after the returns were all in.
"Some place up In Connecticut." 09 the a n « w t,r
"It don't make much difference where, because he
don't want to so^ anybody up there ■
"I wonder if Shepard is going out of town, cam*
the voice over going somewb«re.~ was the answer
"Guess he Is going somewhere, was the «nswP""
"Where Is he going?' clicked the metal plate or
the telephone receiver. , ._._
"Going to Salt River." was Mr. Clark a repl>.
And Central rang off.
Major T. C. Buck Is at present In command of
the 12th Regiment. Colonel Dyer and Lieutenant
Colonel .Tudson both being on leave. The enlisted
men of the regiment all subscribed for a very
handsome cut glass punch bowl, as a wedding
present to Colonel George R. Dyer. All the non
commissioned officers of the regiment were pres
ent at the wedding In full dress uniform.
Company B. Captain Burr, ha« received the prize
from the State for making the highest figure of
merit In rifle shooting at Creedmoor in the Fifth
Brigade. It la a solid sliver vase of beautiful de
sign. The company has qualified at Creedmoor
seven experts and twenty-seven sharpshooters this
season, which Is the best record In the regiment.
Sergeant F. J. Loughlln. of Company C, who
will have charge o? drilling the men to take part
In the musical drill and reception to be given by
tho company at the armory on November 27. In
which a company of th" regular army will also
take part, desires It known that the musical drill
will be given by a provisional company of the regi
ment, and not wholly by members of Company C.
There will be detail* of men from every company
In the regiment.
Lieutenant H. I.indsW. of Company B. recently
elected, entertained the members of the. company
on last Wednesday night.
The. Non-Comin!sstoned Officers' Association has
issued tickets for a reception to be held at tho
armory on December 5. Th* regimental band Is
to furnish the music.
The annual mess dinner of the board of officers
will be heM on December 7 next.
Company O. of the 22d Re lment. has presented
Lieutenant Louis F. Buck, C. B. A . recently ap
pointed from Its ranks, with a handsome sword and
equipments. The Non-Commissioned Officers' As
sociation will hold a ball at the armory on Febru
ary B. At the regimental games, to be held at the
armory on November 25, one of tho principal com
petition* will be an Interscholastlc relay race. Many
entries have already been received. Company A
will hold a dance to-morrow night at the armory.
Company F will hold ■ dance nti November li at
the armory, and Company G will hold a dance on
November 15. First BcTKeani C. Smith, of Com
pany I. is to be Sleeted second lieutenant, vice
Ileifly elected first lieutenant. The following
motion* have been made: Sergeant J. linger, i om
pany B. to be flint servant; to be sergeants W. K.
Koch and B. S. Perkins, Company A; D. Wolf. I.
K. Hinds and H. B. J. Flynn, Company B; F. Victor
Company X; to be corporals, A. C Brodeads Com
pany A; A. D. Levies and G. Goodman, Company
G, and L. C. Shine. Company K.
Colonel Appleton, of the 7tli Regiment, hns ac
cepted a review of the I'd Battalion of the 71st
Regiment at the armory on Friday evening next.
This battalion Is composed of Companies B. K. F.
H and K. commanded by Major .J. H. Wells. Th*>
Ist Battalion of the regiment, commanded by Major
W. H. Llnson. and consisting of Companies A. C.
D, G and I, will be reviewed at the armory next
Tuesday night by Colonel W. G. Bates. Following
each review there will bo a dance.
The following; promotions have, been made among
the enlisted men of the regiment to the grades
given: First sergeant. C. derhardt, Company F;
quartermaster sergeant, R. C. Hynds, Company K.
sergeants, Charles C. Gordon and Nelson Harding.
Company B; John 11. Miller. Company C; Henry
A. Phillips. Company D; John T. McQuad*. Com
pany F; Alexander Hlebecker, Company H; cor
poral. John M. Mar l-'insen. and quartermaster
sergeant, Harren H. Certta. field music. Company
II will hold a dance at the armory on December 7.
Squadron A will hold » meeting at the armory
next Tuesday night f< r the election of new mem
bers and other business. Eighty-one members of
the squadron have performed 1')" per cent of duty
in the last year. Among these are Major O. B.
Bridgman. Captain W. C. Cammann. Captain How
ard G. Badgley. Captain Herbert Barry, Lieuten
ant Stowe Phe^s, Assistant Surgeon Mjdwin
Leale, Commissary John Steams, jr., Lieutenant
M. de M. Marsellus, Lieutenant L. V. O'Donohue.
Quartermaster Sergeant John M. Gallaway, Ord
nance Sergeant P. D. Bowne and Commissary Ser
geant Robert Troeseher.
The volunteer signal detail of the squadron has
begun lt« practice with wands and small ii.i^s. and
is making: good progress. For next month the. in
struction will consist of practice In Pending and
receiving small messages in cipher and the use of
the cipher code.
Arrangements have been made for those mem
bers of the squadron who are Interested in hunt
ing to become members of the Essex County
Hounds, of Gladstone, N. J.
Private F. D. Brown, of Company X, 14th Regi
ment, who is charged with conduct against rood
order and military discipline by Captain liruck
mann, has been ordered to appear at the armory
to-morrow night to show cauxp. if be can, why hr.
should not bo dishonorably discharged. He has
appealed tp Colonel Kline for a court of Inquiry
He will receive a hearing.
Company G will celebrate the thirtieth anni
versary of its organization on January 35 next by
a ball. An election for major has been ordered for
to-morrow night. Captain William L. Garcia, it is
expected, will receive the majority. The members
of Company D will be entertained at the armory
on November 18.
Officers of General Roe's staff from this time on
will be busy making the annual inspection of the
local organizations of the. Guard. The Ist Signal
Corps, Captain Krlandsen. will parade at iia
armory for Inspection and muster to-morrow night,
and Squadron A. Major Bridgman. will parade next
Tuesday night, at Its armory. The first of the city
regiments to com<» under the eye of the inspectors
will be the Bth. which |a ordered to assemble at the
armory on November 18.
The annual inspection and muMer of the 2d Bat
tery, which was ordered for November 14, has been
postponed until Thursday. December 12.
Governor Odel! has accented an Invitation to re
view the 13th Regiment on November 21 Company
I has eiecte<l Sergeant George It. Harkness a sec
ond lieutenant. Company L, has organized a fife
and drum corps of twelve members. On November
13 it will take part in "The Confederate Spy " to
be presented in Arlon Hall, Brooklyn.
Company G of the Bth Regiment, will in con
junction with the Pastime Athletic Club hold games
at the armory on November 30. Company B and the
Olympic Athletic CHib will hold joint games at the
armory on December Z.
Boston, Nov. 9 (Special). -The expectation that
President Roosevelt will favor a permanent Census
Bureau when he sends his first message to the new
Congress calls attention to the fact that Massa
chusetts is the only State in the Union where the
census office is on a permanent footing, and that
the experiment here has been abundantly justified
by its success. It has the same chief as the State
liuieau of Statistics of Labor, the same office
force and the same quarters in the State House.
But the census work is kept entirely distinct from
the work of the bureau. Material for the bureau
is naturally gathered by some schedules of the
census, such as the numbers of the working peo
ple, the nature of their employment, and so on.
but the census statistics are one branch of work
and the statistics of labor are another
Hoarding the practicability and advisability of
making the national Census Bureau rr ™ nP " *'
Chief Horace G. Wadlln of the Massachusetts Bu
reau says that there are considerations of efficiency
and economy in favor of it. "There is not the
slightest objection to making the bureau a per
manent office." he says, -for the argument from
efficiency, expense and service to the public is all
in favor of the change. The only thing which can
bo said against it is that if there is a change in
the administration somebody might get some po
litical advantage by the filling of the new offices -
The national Census Bureau Is outside of the Civil
Service system, and wh»n a new census is to do
taken there are many new offices to be filled. But
the present census, In Chief Wadlln's opinion, has
been taken as efficiently as could be expected of a
body which is not under the, Civil Service law If
the bureau were to be made permanent It would be
reasonable to suppose that a large portion of the
present force would be retained in office.
If this were done the government would have in
Its service when a new census is to be taken a
trained body of statisticians, who would not be re
quired to learn their work new from the beginning.
as la now necessary when each new census force is
set at work. There would be no need of retaining
the enumerators, in the chief's opinion, for they are
the field men. and expert service is not required of
them, compared with what is demanded of the
men in the office. They could be engaged when
they were needed. It is. true that some politicians.
as in the recent Maryland case, have used these
enumerators as a means of building up a political
machine, but the places are not so desirable that
the occupants feel when they come to leave the
service (whatever they may feel when they enter
it) that they are under any obligation to the man
who secured them the places. In Massachusetts
about eighteen hundred enumerators were selected
by the bureau, and there was no complaint or
politic*] influence. At any rate, the places must
be divided more or less between the two political
parties, and the political side of the matter can
not be very Important, as the tenure is short.
If the bureau were made a permanent depart
ment of the government, then it would be put
under the Civil Service laws, and all the force ex
cept the enumerators would be brought under the
merit system: Chief wadim speaks strongly.of
the advantage or having trained statisticians In
the service of the government at all times. It now
requires six or eight yean to digest for publica
tion the statistics which are gathered by one
census Two or four rears, or thereabout. there
fore, before the following census is to ,, b * taken
the 'entire, office force Is dismissed and all the*
Suable capital (which is Just "**»»»"? as £*&'
tal as experience In commercial bairns* J* '
«Me as capital) I* thrown away. Th % m ™ *hn
had to learn and correct the errors of previous
administrators, who have had the laying out ©i
the work according to system, who know the
methods of classification and the details »hi. are
wanted and the best way of collecting them are
„ t aside and new men nre engaged, no m-iM
i. ■!,- the same matters or detail In their turn. It
» wasteful »nd otherwise Injurious to £*'P»P^
In Mft*»aehu^tts the office force is not kept at the
same slxa during all parts of a census period. At
nrf^nt It Is reduced to Its minimum. Th« girls
wWmuke the tabuUtlons. who are experienced In
this work, have sufficient to occupy their Urn*.
I but when the reniuis return;* are waiting to be
digested in lar*> quantity, when the force In much
h rjer then each one of these experienced girls In
,'.* office becomes the foreman of a group of
others The State retains the benefit of heir ex
perience, and never begin* with wholly Inexperi
enced help when ■ grent pressure of work exists.
This Is more economical and far more satisfactory
In staUsUca] results than it could por-.11.1y be to
dlacharce th* entire force In dull times and take
on a wholly new on.- when the pressure returns
it would be possible for .1 permanent census bu
reau to Washington says Chief Wadlln. to utilize
Its force perhaps as it Is utilized In Massachusetts.
That U. during the ru«h In the first pnrt of the
census period the full force would work on statis
tics of population and the like, which are wanted
as early as possible for political /find commercial
purposes; but after that rush is ended there Is a
trreat deal of valuable census material concerning
which It is not essential that It should be pub
llßhed as soon as possible, which might be tabu
lated by a smaller permanent force In the office
Statistics relating to sociological facts need not
necessarily be issued as soon as the figures of
population, but they are Invaluable for the good of
the country. Statistics relating to Industrial prob
lems could be collected by the enumerators and be
.lie'-nted by the small permanent force In the bu
reau In sufficient time to meet the needs of the
By this m'-ans there would be a permanent force
of tralrted men In the office. When the time for a
-new census approached they could lay out all the
Held work, knowing what had been done before
and could prepare better schedules than would
probably be prepared by a director and assistants
wholly "new to the service. The United States law
provides that the main features of the reports
■hull be published within two years from the tak
i-ijr of the census; but there Is no reason why spe
cial reports could not be made later in fields of
scientific and industrial development. Statistics of
the churches and religious denominations, such
matters as the debts of the farming people (which
was covered by one census), the debts Of cities,
statistics regarding land and water transporta
tion and so on. are mentioned an Objects which
would properly fall within the scope of a perma
nent Census Bureau, but which would not come
under the la*' for publication within two years
after the taking of tho census was completed.
Other topics would come up constantly, and there
Is no doubt in the. mind of the Massachusetts chief
that plenty of important work would be found for
the bureau during all of the ten years between the
taking of the national censuses.
Wichita, Kan., Nov. 9 (Special).— first church
services were held in the new town of Lawton last
Sunday. They were held In the open air. near the
railroad tracks, and the people from all sections
Plans are now being made to erect a church
building for all denominations at this new border
metropolis. For a month or more the religious
element lias been without the opportunity of at
tending church, except at a few of the impromptu
meetings held in tent*.
It was unique, this first church service held on
the border Men and women came carrying guns,
while deputy marshals rode around the tent where
the preacher was camped to keep the rough ele
ment from running him away. The minister, the
Rev Edward Brock, Is no tenderfoot, and he
nreached "• powerful sermon, with a six-shooter
attached to his belt. There Is not so much danger
from outlaws at Lawton as from the hundreds of
gamblers who seek to keep everything in a wild
3t&t c
Deputy marshals, under the direction of United
States Marshal Harry Thompson, are numerous in
the new country, there being fifty or more of them.
They are all mounted on good horses and are keep
inc'the. country In. fairly eood order. Of course
there are a few gangs of bad men who cannot be
suppressed on the moment. It will require six
months at least to tame the new country thor
oughly and make it as civilized as the surrounding
district? The Indians are taking a vital interest
In having the outlaws and gamblers squelched, and
several of the warriors have enlisted on the mar
shal's staff and are now helping to rid their former
domain of all bad characters. Several churches la
<ents have been established at Anadarko. while one
is running at Hobart. The missionaries have
churches for the Indians at several of the govern
ment posts, but these are far from the white settle
ments. .
From The Philadelphia Record.
••ptrt you ever watch a man taking a drink of
water in a public place, in a railroad station or on a
train where he Is aware that many eyes regard
him"' Watch this some time." a drummer said.
••You'll Und It interesting. The man, you see. holds
thV'elass In his right hand while he drinks, and It
,1 his Inability meanwhile to make his MBOecupted
of" hand look graceful that makes the spSftarts
worth while. One fellow, as he stoops over the cup
in an elegant attitude, an attitude llko that of
bowing solvets the enigma of what to do with his
left hand by putting it In his trouser pocket. An
other holds It behind his back. A third puts the
thumb of it In the racket of his waistcoat, and a
fourth swings the hand like a pendulum to nnd fro
'. hi* aide But all men. do what they will with
their 'left hand, look awkward and self-conscious
when drlklng in public, and It is amusing to watcn
Lakewood, N. J., Nov. 9 (Special).— There was
plenty of public interest in election results in'
Lakewood on Tuesday. - New-York interests cen
tred at the Laurel House, where a crowd filled the
lobby until the early hours of morning, when re
sults were assured. In the crush were Wall Street
men," brokers and men of affairs, as well as the
representatives of wealth and leisure. The R.itne
landers. the De Peysters. J. Warren Nash, the
Brokaws and others who bore some of the oldest
and best known names in New- York mingled with
prominent men from Pennsylvania, New-Jersey
and other States, all poring over the brief yellow
messages which succinctly told how the battle of
ballots was going. Everywhere there were prophe
cy, comparison, supply of reason and. in a large
degree, rejoicing, which grew with the evening.
And for once it appeared that the women were
neglected, filling in the evening with cosey corner
chats and enjoyment of the concert numbers.
With affairs political no longer inviting profitable
discussion, the usual programmes of pleasure will
be taken up in earnest in the resort. The week
has brought a touch of cooler weather, and the
first advance registrations from Canada and New-
England tell of the southward heglra which "will
soon come this way from the domain of the frost
king in his full regalia. Meantime, in Lakewood
the only suggestion. of winter comes in the heavier
fall of dead leaves from the trees which shelter the
The golfers are coming, among others, and al
though prize competitions have not yet begun
there is a daily arrival of men who are well up in
golfing ranks, who come for informal play, which
is really practice for the great sporting event 0
Thanksgiving week. The links at both clubs are in
prime condition, and the daily attendance reaches
good numbers.
Since the advent of the open game season in
this State gunners have, been enjoying royal sport,
both in the woods which surround Lakewood,
which are alive with quail and partridge, and along
the shore and the Inlets which make up from
Barnegat Bay. where snipe, yellow legs and rail
birds afford good rewards for the true eye. Among
the crack shots who are finding these unusual divi
dends are W. Gould Brokaw, Irving C. Brokaw,
Dr. Paul T. Kimball. Harry Suydam. of Brooklyn;
Archie Thompson, of Manhattan; A. J. McClure. of
Albany; Fred A. Potts, of Manhattan, and Philip
S. I. Randolph, the Philadelphia running horse
fancier. A party of four of the above brought in
nearly fifty as the result of a day spent among the
quail last week.
On afternoons when conditions in the woods are
unfavorable the traps at the Country Club attract
these gunners, and an enjoyable event of Wednes
day afternoon was a shoot for a handsome cup
given by W. Gould Brokaw, which was won by Dr.
Paul T. Kimball.
The most important real estate deal of th- season
has been the recent purchase of the Hyer farm, so
called, embracing a tract of two bundled acres,
considered the best in this vicinity, situated near
the head of Lake Carasaljo. Arthur B. Clafiin,
whose sale last season of Ms handsome Lake Drive
property occasioned some surprise, is the pur
chaser, and now owns the largest acreage of any
Of the winter cottagers lore with the exception of
the estate of George J. Gould. Mr. Claflin has al
ready staked -out his ground area, and proposes to
begin building at once. His plan contemplates a
frontage of 120 feet, and construction is to be of
brick and stucco.
Another new residence will be built this fall by
Janes N- Berry, manager of the Lakewood Hotel.
Its site is in Ocean-aye.. and the plan shows a
handsome frame building of good size and Mien
Two cottage rentals are reported this week. John
McAlan. of New-York, having taken the Turner
cottage ill Thlrd-st. for the season, and S. T. Shaw,
of New-York, another Thlrrl-.-t. cottage at Forest
Directors of th« Lakewood Branch of the Needle
work Guild elected the following officers in annual
meeting on Thursday at the home or Mrs. Fred
erick W. Downer: President. Mrs. Downer: vice
presidents. Mrs. William B. Leeds. Mr*. Frank M.
Freeman. Mrs. Charles H. McClellan and Mrs. W.
G \Ve<iemeyer; secretary. Miss Helen Marsh: treas
urer. Mrs. M. V. Willis. Directors present, were
Mr- A. H Dashlell. Mrs. Downer. Mr- Leeds.
i : a a Pitt Mrs. Will!,. Mr. A. Marsh. sßw
Marsh. Mrs. W. G. Schaufßer. Mrs. J. H. Todd.
Miss Miley Mr?. D. B. Fliimer. Mrs A. M. Brad
■haw. Mr?. Henry S. Simons and Mrs. Sherwood
Mr' and Mrs. Henry A. James, Of New-York.
whose new homo is nearlng completion, are » stay
ing nt Miss Odger-a cottage until It ready for
occupancy. Mr. *nd Mrs. S. Stem, of >.ew-\ork.
have moved into the Glover cottage, in *ixih-.-=t
for the winter. Miss Leslie baa returned from an
extended trip to Europe. and Is at home In porest
ave for the season. Herman bchw«rtz was an
cent visitor at his Lakewood home. Mr. and Mrs.
8 Sidney Smith and family have returned from
their summer home. Green* Farms, conn., an.l are
In their Slxth-st. cottage for the season. 1-rank F.
.Shu;e assistant manager •: the Laurel-in-the-
Plnes arrived on Monday and baa taken up the
season's work. Mrs. James W. Morey with her
daughter. Roslyn. Is the guest of her mother. Mrs.
Samuel S. Beard, of Madlson-ave. Mrs. K ingdon
hr™\ ft Georgian Court on a .r«. -f visit to relatives
in Toronto. Mrs. W. 3. Kimball and Miss Kim
ball who have spent some time in California. hive
returned. Bruce Price, of New- York, was a recent
visitor in Lnkewood. ... , v »^i_ «„
V The week's registrations in Lakewoodhotehi in
clude the following people from New- York:
At the Laurel House— Mr. and Mrs. William As
new P.iton. John D. Sktdmore, Samuel T. **'•>}-
more. Mrs. H. de O. Hastings and party. David
Paton Qebrrn H. Van SlckW. Mrs. Wynkoop.
Mrs \V H Potts MlasJ. K. H'.nkle. Mr?. Charles
Robinson and Charles R. Robinson. Mrs. N. L.
Ten Hroeok. Miss K. A. Prall. Mr. and Mr?. H. T- .
.; Wev. C <Dtto Toussalnt Mr. and Mrs. S. M. In
man I' M. Jenkins. W. H. Hall. W. Gould Brokaw.
It M Taft Mrs. Robert M. Thompson. Mr. and
Mr« J M P Pell. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Cl.iflin.
Percy D. O'Sulllvan. Mrs. M. L. Walsh. W. L.
Walsh Mr. an.l Mrs. W. W. Hall. Mr. and Mrs.
w V Owens Mrs. K. L. Lincoln. Mrs. C. If. Con
verse and Miss ChrUtlne Converse. Also P. H.
McMabon, Mid* F. C. McMahon. W. S. Clark, of
Brooklyn; Mr. and Mrs. George J. Greenfield, of
Staten Island; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. McClure. of A!
bany; Mr. and Mrs. John Moller. jr.. of New-Ro
At the Lexington— P. J. Morgan. H. H. Human.
R. L. TV Lusser. H. McAdams. J. G. Lydecker, of
New-York. Also W. H. Winlleld, of Jersey City.
At O;ik Court— Miss B. If. Carr. Mrs. M. Moore.
Miss M. V Moore Mr and Mrs. M. S. Davis,
Harry A. Wright. F. L. Tucker, of New- York.
At Hotel Lenox— Mrs. Robert Kearney. B. C.
Livingston. Mips Belle Seaford. Furl Johnson, of
New-York. Also Mr. and Mr?. Oliver Chlchester
and Samuel T. Gondey. of Brooklyn.
At The Towers— Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Martin, of
At the Palmer House— Mr. and Mrs. William J.
Head, Miss Oraydon. Miss M. J. Field. Mr. and
Mr*. D. W. Craig. Miss Curtln. James C. Curtln,
Mrs. C. W. Tyler. Mr. nnd Mrs. Oustav Schwab,
of New-York. Also Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pear
sail, of Brooklyn.
While Asa Bird Gardiner was pursuing the
ignis fatuus of a renomlnation for District At
torney at the hands of Tammany Hall last
month, he ceased not. neither by day nor by
night, to buttonhole every Democrat he met and
Impress upon him the claims of the lineal de
scendant of Governor Wouter Van Twlller to a
vindication. So longr as it was not known whem
Croker would select for the nomination, all
whom Girdiner held up in this manner listened
with what patience they could to his argu
ments, but when it became whispered about
that the ex-District Attorney was to be "turned
flown" his victims began to show less respect.
It is related at "the club" that the follow
ing conversation took place at this stage of
Gardiner's troubles between himself and Henry
W« linger, who finally secured the Tammany
Gardiner (sadly> — Henry. I heard a report to
day which pained me exceedingly. When you
were my trusted assistant in the District At
torney's offlco I never doubted your loyalty for
an Instant. Judge, therefore, of my surprise,
n-hen I was told to-day that you have been
throwing cold water on my claims for a renom
Unftex (smoothly)— lmpossible, my dear colo
nel. This Is the work of some enemy who Is
trying to stir up bad blood between us.
Gardiner (suspiciously)— l was told, Henry,
that you formed one of a crowd In the billiard
room lost night who were praising my record as
Dhntict Attorney, and that you— you, Henry—
whom I trusted, said that anything I had done
in ofßce which deserved praise had been done
by my assistants.
UngCf (nettled but cool)— I can indeed clear
myself of that charge, colonel. Nothing easier.
In the flrat place, I never wu In a crowd where
your record was being praised. In the seeon*
place 3
Here I'n^er saw some one beckoning to hirr
and, breaking- off th« conversation abrunth^
walked away, leavine: his former chW to soeo," '
late on whether he had been insulted to h»
face or not. s
Atlantic City. N. J.. Nov. 9 (Special).— There hay«
been some signs of dulness in the hotel business if
Atlantic City this week. Although there hay«
been more visitors in the city than there were dur
ing the same time last year, still the number has
been smaller than for several weeks past. Elec
tion week is never a good week for business, how
ever, and the hotel men are still feeling good.
Between six hundred and seven hundred school
teachers invaded this city last Wednesday, and
stayed for three days. They came from Atlantic,
Salem and Gloucester counties, and the occasion of
the gathering was the annual teachers' Institat*
for the three counties. This year is the first time
the three counties have united in holding a teachers'
institute. The. experiment was a complete sue.
cess. Prominent educators from all over thy ja,j
the surrounding States were present.
The fish, turtles and other sea animals which
have been on exhibition in the aquarium on
Young's Pier during the last season have been
shipped to the National Zoological Gardens at
Washington. Last summer several members of
the United States Fisheries Commission visited
Atlantic City, and while here became interested la
the specimens or fish caught in the big Young nets
and placed on exhibition in the aquarium. Wfcai
Captain Young discovered their interest in his
specimens he offered to present the fish to the
commission at the end of the season.
English railroad officials who are touring this
country for the purpose of studying American rail
roads and their methods experienced a practical
demonstration of the speed made by American
locomotives, when they were brought to this city
last Monday. They came in a special train over
the Reading road, and made the run from Phila
delphia to Atlantic City in forty-five minutes.
There seems to have been considerable doubt ex
pressed' on the other side of the water as to th»
ability of the trains which run over to Atlantic
City being able to make the time called for by
their schedules. This run was made partly for
the purpose of showing the visitors how easily the
time could be made. The special train was made
up exactly like the regular dally flyers which travel
over the Reading, and ran on the same schedule.
After their arrival in this city the English rail
road men were driven around the city in carriages.
Luncheon was served at the Brighton by Manager
Brinkle Gummey. Aft?r being in the city several
hours the party was taken back to Philadelphia
in another special train.
Several transfers of Important properties have
been made in the last week. The Moore Brothers
have purchased the Bleak ilouse Hot*l property
at Ocean-aye.. and the board walk from the Young
Amusement Company. Th* price paid was $200,00.
Besides the hotel proper, the purchase includes the
Blue Cavern Grotto Cafe and several board walk
stores situated in the front of the hotel building.
The new owners will make some alterations in the
property but just what these will be is not yet
known ' The C. A. Campbell Real Estate Company
purchased Hamilton Hall, a hotel situated at CM
sea-ave. and the beach, from William Wicks, for
$«.-• 000 This house was built only a short time
ago and is a thoroughly modem hostlery. The
Hotel Brompton. in South Carollna-r.ve., near the
board walk, has been raM v the former owner.
Geneva B. Elliot, to Mr. and Mr-. A. D. Mais
berger The price paid for this hotel was E9.000.
Preparations are being made for the regular line
of -octal events and entertainments to be given
here this winter. The local lodge of B. P. O. Elk»
div week The Morris Guards will also have an
*V*"lTS"hiiii») •» '»' ssr^S"°V
was unknown e% en in the |vmm aU
Thomas C.tmith. Mr. ana .ur-. * saa ar. Miss
s^SftsstsfeßaJigt- d. »-^—
Seisin Shlpman and • . -V- \ v ". lnni fheim»r. Mr*
McGowan »nl M.« James Cuhman.
Haddon Han - Mrs NN A v - n^Dton R. W. Raymond.
A. M. Morse. Miss 1.. compwn. k m>
Mr?. Rd>m.>nd. Miss Mncs CT ra. . „ , r . on>
CSC S t id n e^John f Bancroft Joss E Mlntwp. Wtl-
Frankenfleld. Mrs. Mlnton^ Miss £ r anil wife. X
lam Martin and _ » If; J ■ « H M . s? Rob .
Malfordl. X
and J. E. Bmbj wßßmw. F*"* Mo V
«m »nd F. H. Batcheler.
From Thf Shen P«o- ..i.ncf vet It «"••
cercu. lh« Hv« of men. Tne i~ gyration of
medicine."' Kan n *- nk .'^ "„, ,/vn remartf*
HmblUon to help the »»'»«• ," w!! i be a good
dynasty we had Chang lvi. . a la
and Hia T-o. In the Chin <*>""*>*£. ere famous
Tans dynasty Sun Ssumao.A»tnese )nd m^
physician*, and left some *«" n^ l doctor s has if
p.-,.rited. How many f*.**™™^ ,hat HWf*
E^^eceTv^^nTney cannot escape the e^
without a smattering about £?^-indWdnal gov
out his shingle and begin prajt^ l £ amine hys l
ernors have tried occasionally" " it In haiI d.
clans. But the government shou take * coB .
At present the number of Chinese w no lacrea »
fidence in Western medicme is s«m3ir o uhoaS h
and only on receiving diplomas to oegm *~
From The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"He h said/ 'Get* a^ttle closer please/ "
"■Y^s at Th U e n nl?e C s n al O d™on F t talk so loud--*
"Afraid somebody else would hear you. eh. *
wan commendable." I asked h.m.for Mary. an( Jj
"Wasn't It? Then I asked W™'°/^ a nT I Rt w
him 'th-cu K h the tele
bo the" lone distance or the wireless kind.

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