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Woman's Society Seeks Law's Aid
to Oust Masculine President.
Can a woman's organization manage its af
. f^ira best without the assistance of mere man?
•The Bronx Ladies' Aid Society believes it oan.
Firm In this belief. It has dispensed with the
services of its man president, Joseph Jordan,
and 1" now locking horns with him in a fight
e ver the legal possession of 120, the organiza
tion's funds, which at present repose In the oof
fen= of the Jefferson Bank. Mrs. Anna Pastor,
the mother-in-law of J. G. phelps Btokes, Is a
leader of the anti-Jordan faction. ; • ..;•:;:
According to Mr. Jordan, who lives at No. 749
•VOr.dover avenue, he accepted the presidency
only because the women, doubting their ability
to manage tho business end, asked him to»
"My wife was the originator of the society,"
he laid, "and everything went well till Mra
Sarah Pollock became a member. Bh» wanted
to be president, talked over a few of the mem
ten=, they obtained the secretary's books; finally
withdrew and now, declaring that they are the
original society, are endeavoring to obtain the
society's funds. Finding I would not give tho
money up. they suggested to me to divide It,
they to take $00. I $60. Of course I declined to
do any puch. thing, whereupon they attached the
money to prevent my drawing It all."
Mrs. Pastor puts things In a little different
Y.ght. When seen- last night at her home, at
Washington and Wendover avenues, she said:
"It was Mrs. Jordan who suggested her Jius
ban3 for president, and we all understood that
he was to be placed In office only temporarily —
till "ire found the right woman, one who could
speak and write English and was an American.
By the end of three or four months Mr. Jordan
had reduced most of the members to dumb
less by laughing at them when they spoke and
exclaiming: 'Oh, you don't know anything.
Bit down.'
"Besides, having been organized for active
charity, we did net believe In waiting till our
fund amounted to $500 before speeding a cent
in relief work, as the Jordens did.
"I Induced Mrs. Sarah Pollock, of No. 1,764
Clinton avenue, to Join. 6he used to be a
ichool teacher. Very 6oon the members de
cided they wanted her for president. 'Not till
Mr. Jordan resigns,' 6a'.d Mrs. Pollock. Bo the
sfloen wrote to Mr. Jordan, saying that they
bad got a woman now for their president,
thanking him for his services and offering to
pay him for them.
"Mr J rdaa declined to resign. Our secre
tary ni ft man, also — Charles Morgan. Seeing
the feeling was. he resigned pleasantly
and voluntarily. Mr. Jordan kept right on be
ing presidtnt. Things got so bad that at one
of the meetings, after Mrs. Jordan had taken
f calling names, we all got up and left the
hal, leaving husband and wife alone.
"The society subsequently wrote to Itlrs. Jor
dan, informing her thai she was no longer a
member of the society.
"We are the original society, with tho orig
inal membership, officers, charter and name, and
we wish to handle the society's fund. To
: its being drawn by the wrong parties,
we hav<» attached It."
Th>- rape of Jordan vs. the Bronx Ladies' Aid
is scheduled to come up In the Sd
: Municipal Court November 9. This
organization has about ninety members. It
meets fortnighily In The synagogue at Wash
ington avenue and 175 th street.
The waist that gives the guimpe effect is the
Jlavorit* cne of the opening season. Here is a
model suited to a variety of materials and giving
V.t ■fleet of a g-iilmr-e. while In reality the pieoes
&:> fciitched together and close invisibly at the
bark. In the Illustration the waist itself is made
of Ivory white chiffon voile trimmed with hand-
i r me banding, while the chemisette is of lace
end (be sleeves are of ivory white messal'ne. All
e-eesonable materials are appropriate.
The quantity of material required for the
medium elze is 1% yards 21. 1 3 » yards 27 or 1 yard
■44 Inches wide, with % yard of allover lace, 1%
yarfls of Bilk for the guimpe and 4V4 yards of
banding to make as Illustrated; 3*£ yards of ma
terial 21. 2*4 yards 27 or Hi yards 44 Inches wide
If one material Is used for waist and aruimpe.
The Uteri] 5503 Is cut in sizes for a 22. 24, 36. 3S
£!id ¥t Inch bust measure.
Tho pattern will be sent to any address on re
«-!pi of 10 c«»nti». Pl^as<e give number of pattern
&n<s bust measuro distinctly. Address Pattern De
partmpnt. New- York Tribune. If in a hurry for
petu-rn e^rd an extra 2-cent Ftamp. and we will
mail by letter postage in sealed envelope.
C Won't your baby "mind"? The why and
the wherefore of CHILD DISCIPLINE
are treated in a remarkably live way by
Milicent W. Shinn. an expert in child
character and discipline. Pretty drawings
in color. CJ Also a Lesson in Housekeeping
from Julia Marlowe, the actress; a Peter
]>an parly or luncheon; pictures and
riptions of beautiful Handmade Jewelry ;
bow \<> make Silhouette Portraits, etc., etc.
The November Issue
15 Cents a Copy. All News Stands
Alumnae to Present It to Normal College at
Reunion To-night.
The Associate Alumna of tho Normal College will
hold their annual fall reunion to-ni^ht in the college
chapel, 69th street ana Park a\enue. Dr. Thomas
Hunter, president of the oolleg«V»lnoe 1889 and now
president emeritus, will be the guest of honor.
Miss Graoe Beach, president of the association,
after a short speech of welcome, will present to
tne college a Ufe-slse portrait ct Dr. Hunter. The
■Life size portrait to be presented to Normal Col
lege by alumna to-nl«ht.
portrait, painted by Samuel Johnson Woolf, will
be displayed at the back of th« platform between
two windows.
About two thousand members and guests have
signified their Intention to be present. President
\\ lnthrop and Commissioner Wilbur, of the Board
of Education, and Dr. Flnley, of the City College.
will make addresses, It is expected that they will
discuss the proposition of uniting 1 the pedagoglo
courses of the two colleges. Dr. Hunter, in his re
sponse to Mies Beach's presentation, wilL It is
•aid, have something to say on the same subject.
Roasting Chickens Delayed By Warm
Weather — Game Cheap and Good.
This is the time of the year when rotating chick
ens ought to be in prime condition, but owing to
the prolonged warm weather following a brief
oold enap they have not yet made their appear
ance. It takes cold weather to make chickens
keep still and fatten, and the same Is true of tur
keys. The latter want not only cold weather but
freedom from storms, as they refuse to be shel
tered like chickens. From psesent indications,
therefore, it would seem that the Thanksgiving
turkey might not be all that could be desired, al
though there is still time for him to retrieve him
But, fortunately, there is some, good game in the
market. Woodcock has come in at $2 and $3 a
pair; Mallard ducks at $2 50 a pair, and railblrds
at J2 a dozen. These have not been affected by the
warm weather, as they are brought from Northern
Fish is approaching the season when the house
keeper's main dependence will be cold storage and
the South. BlueQah is now brought entirely from
the South, and vr*s Quoted at Fulton Market yes
terday at 25 cents wholesale, an advance of 6 cents
eince last week. A larger quantity of turtles came
from the South during the week and are quoted at
15 cents a pound wholesale. Sea baes, whioh dis
appeared for a While, has come in again at 18 and
£0 cents a pound wholesale. There are no more
klngilsh. and porgies are almcst out.
Vegetables are still coming from Xew Jersey, but
are getting poor in quulity and will not last much
longer. Cauliflowers are cheaper than last week
but not so good. They sold at Washington Market
yesterday at 20, 15 and 10 cents apiece, according
to quality and elze. Jersey tomatoes were 15 cents
c pound and hothouse ones 40 cents. Hothouse
cucumbers were 10 cents apiece and string beans
16 cents a quart. Peppers »>re 5 cents for two,
and lettuce sold at 25 cents for three, four or five
heads, according to size. Mushrooms are steadily
going down; and were 50. 75 cents and $1 a pound
yesterday. They will be still cheaper before they
etop, as they have not yet reached their season.
bggs have gone up a few cents, and, though they
ere high for October, an advance is what is to be
expected at this time of the year. New laid Leg
horn eggs w«-re 12 cents a dozen at Washington
■Market yesterday, and brown ones, said to be of
precisely u»e same quality, w«»re 10 cents less.
Thf-rc; is a preat demand for epprs fit the present
time, a circumstance which has combined with the
advancing season to raise the price.
Grapes continue in prime condition, and the price
has not change. Concord grspes are 25 oortts for
a six-pound basket, which includi-s, in many cases
et least, a heavy hardwood bottom. The grapes
are excellent, however, and It is not the retailer
who makes money out of either the basket or Its
contents, as the retail price is only a few cents In
fcdvanre nf the wholesale-. Tokay (Trapes urn selling
as low as 40 cents a basket, and Malaga grapes
are 1<» cents a pound. Apples are pretty high. 2o
cents for a basket containing about a dozen good
e-j.tiriK appi«-s being a fair price. The s:ime quality
of apples are about V. by the barrel, and grreiihißS
for cooking are a littl" lower. Florida trrapefrult
Is fine and sells at 16 cents apiece, or three, four or
even pix for 25 cents.
A French skin specialist declares that women
seldom have such good complexions as men. and
ndds Insult to injury hy expressing the belief
that women might be Just as good looking as
men if they were so inclined. He means by this
if they would only keep their skins aa clean as
men do.
A Mouse Visitor at Their Meeting Fails to
Raise Even One Scream.
The Woman's Democratic Club made a record
for bravery yesterday afternoon all but unparal
leled In the history, of womankind. It was holding
its monthly meeting at the Hoffmato House, and
Eltweed Pomeroy was explaining to it the mys
teries of the initiative and referendum, when a
large black cat with a mouse in her Jaws solemn
ly entered th» room and made a boe line for the
table before which the president. Mrs. John S.
Crosby, was sitting. Not a sound was heard.
There was not even a ripple of excitement, al
though every one had witnessed the Incident and
every one knows that a mouse is not necessarily
dead because a cat has got it between her teeth.
One of the members thought it . wise, however, to
call the attention of the president to the close
proximity of the creatures, but Mrs. Crosby merely
shrugged hex shoulders and remarked:
"Well, it doesn't make any difference." '
The cat then proceeded to another taM* In a
corner of the room and presumably ate the mouse,
for when she issued from her hiding place a few
minutes later the mouse was gone and puesie wore
an expression of duty well done.
When Mr. Pomeroy had finished his speech the
women decided that they would ask all the Demo
crat candidates for office to declare th*miielve«
on the subject of direct legislation. A letter will
De written to each one, and this will be followed up
by a personal call. At first the women thought
that the call would be an imposition so near elec
tion time, when all candidates are busy with what
they might regard as more Important matters, but
when Mr. Pomeroy pointed out that it is before
election, not after, that a candidate is open to
conviction they decided not to let the grass grow"
under their feet.
A special campaign meeting will be held next
Friday afternoon, by Invitation of the Democratic
State Committee, at the Democratic headquarter*
Yv,J ?», H tel Victor1 *- A 8A 8 this is the first time
that the. Democratic party has given any lndica-
™ n y of being aware that a Woman's Democratio
Club existed, the women hope to make this change
or heart the occasion for a rousing meeting.
Another recognition came from the Democratio
league of the oth Assembly District, which Invited
the women to an entertainment and ball next
I like the tangled brakes and briers,
The hazy smoke of forest Ares;
The misty hill's soft robe of brown.
The ravished field's regretful frown;
The wrinkled road's unconscious snare.
The free, unbreathed and fragrant air.
I like the wide, unworriM sky.
The resting wind's contented* slghj
The rustle of the vagrant leaves,
The whisper of the standing sheaves;
The bird's lament for summer lost.
The stinging challenge of th* frost.
The sturdy life of stalwart trees
Thrills in my veins on days like these,
— E. E. Egbert, In Country Ufe in America,
H. B. R. has sent $10 for the emergency fund:
C. B. H. and H- 8. H., of Florida, N. V.. $2 for the
Tatlock family, with the wish that It were ten
times more; O. C, $2 for Bl^k widow: A. D S, $1;
L. M., 0, and Mrs. J. D. Badle, of Jersey City, U.
for badges.
Mlss Mattle P. Gray, a missionary members who
is devoting her life to the poor people in the moun
tains of North Carolina, has made an earnest plea
for a specially needy oase. In a family of five
children, two axe blind, and the mother ia the only
support. The county allows her $1 50 a month, and
the woman, whether she works in the field or does
washing, receives only 25 cents a day. The one
room log cabin leaks with evary rain and needs
repairs, and there is general discomfort for lack
of room and a proper chimney. Miss Gray offers
to give 85 of her not large salary toward this ob
ject, as She says 6he believes "in letting sunshine
in through the windows, instead of rain through
the roof/
Mrs. S. Bernstein, of Philadelphia, whose sympa
thies are entirely with these "shut-ins" whose
lives would be desolate without the cheer that
reaches them, from the outside world, reports ac
knowledgments from members In the following
states for sunshine sent to them: Massachusetts.
Kex York. California, North Carolina. Maine, New
Hampshire, Illinois. Vermont, and Washington
D. C.
In her own State she has sent che«r during the
month to invalids In Bedford, Waynesburg, Gran
ville. Summit and Philadelphia.
Are there some Ohio members who would like to
receive magazines or a bead loom and quantities
of beads to go with It? A new member at Raven
na will be glad to pass on such articles.
The widow who earns only 60 cents a day finds
it impossible to spare money to buy shoes for her
little boy of ten years, who wears No. 2 size. Will
some Sunshtno mother find a pair for her?
There Is immediate need of old linen for a woman
Buffering with cancer. Soft linen, like old table
cloths and napkins, would be very desirable cheer
for this unfortunate case.
A fine coat, 88 size, has been received from Mrs.
R., of Danbury, Conn.; four pairs of mittens and
bedroom shoes for Mrs. F. W., of Canton. N. V. ;
a pair of good phoes, from A. T. 8., of New Jersey:
unfinished fancy work, for Michigan Invalid, from
C R. P.. of S'uithport. Conn.; a cox of cards and
pictures, without a name; a coat, skirt, quilt
pieces, etc.. from Mrs. Alcott, of Brooklyn; a large
box of reading matter, from Mount Kisco. N. Y.
Queen Maud of. Norway has a book of newspaper
cuttings labelled "Things We Have Never Said or
Done." In this she pastes all sorts of fictions about
herself. King Haakon and her friends.
Women in society have opened dressmaking es
tablishments and millinery salons before now, men
of title have started milk routes and peddled green
stuff, and college girls with handles to their names
have becomo bakers and keepers of employ
agencies. But it has remained for an opera singer —
and a Brooklyn one at that— to mingle soapsuds
with singing and turn laundress. Miss Susan
Strong's laundry la in Ixindor.. She opened It. ac
cording to her own frank confession, simply be
i ausft she could not live on the proceeds of her
profession. "It Is difficult to be an honest worker
(m the stage— there are bo many wires to be
pulled," says Miss Strong; "but I am not giving
up the concert 6tag* for the ironing board. I shall
combine the two." Miss Strong's laundry is In
Baker street, not far from tho mythical home of
Sherlock Holmes. Artistic from garret to cellar, it
Is designed only for th» cleansing of flue lingerie
and those delicate chiffons which the average laun
dress looks on but to blight.
Dean Swift, keenest of critics in general, had a
word to say with regard to ppe'.iing reform which
is pertinent and suggestive -day. 'If the choice
were left to me." ha declares In a discourse on
'•Correcting evA Improving "•• English Tongue,'"
"I would rather trust the refinement of our lan
guage, as far as It relates to Bound, to th* judg
ment of the women than of Illiterate court fops
half-witted poets and university boys. For it ii
plain that women In their manner of corrupting
words do naturally discard th consonants as we
do the vowels. More than one* where coma of
both sexes were in company I have persuaded two
or three of each to tab a pen and write down a
number of letters joined together just aa It came
Into their head . ■ ■::■! upon reading this gibberish
■'.. have found thai which the mi . l id wrote, by
the frequent encountering of rough consonants to
co inrl like High Dutch, and the other, by the
women, like Italian, abound ■•■ In vowels and
liquids. Now, though 1 would by no moans give
ladies the, trouble of advising us in this reforma
tion of our language, yet I cannot help thinking
that, since they have been left out of all meetings
except parties at play, our conversation has very
much degenerated, '
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A comprehensive artid© on the character and career of
Wi&ani Randolph Heaijt fa, journalistic methods, and the
ethics and effect of exploiting semationa&srn for cash : his prog
ress from green and red ink into politics and his subsequent
dash for the Presidency amid fireworks, brass bands and
showers of dollars — his attacks on monopolies — his present
campaign with foe hdf> of* an incorporated political organiza
tion, a chain of newspaper* and inherited millions— his ex
pdsion by the Democrats of Cafifomia, his betrayal of the
Democrats of Ifiinois, and his disruption of the Democrats of
New York.
[From Th» Trlbun* Bureau. 1
Washington. October 28.
tentative designs for the next battleship to be
authorized are In part disclosed by discussions
among naval officers over the disposition of the
ordnance. There are two designs submitted by the
general board, one providing for a ship of 20,000
and the other for one of. 80,500 tons" displacement.
The former will carry five and the latter clx tur
rets, each containing two 12-lnch guns. The
former will have also twelve 6-lnoh guns and the
latter sixteen 6-inch guns as a torpedo defence bat
tery. The guns are to be proteoted by five Inches
of armor and so placed that, while commanding
broadside flre to some extent, they will offer no
defence against attack from the stern and but
little against torpedo' attack from ahead. It is
considered most advantageous to place these guns
In the upper part of the superstructure and with
out protection, bo as to command an all-around
fire against torpedo attack from any direction.
The 6-inch armor proposed would avail nothing
against the projectiles from a ship of the British
Dreadnought class, and is considered a useless
burden; more than that, in time of battle these
guns would be abandoned by the men. who would
be otherwise engaged. No one in the department,
apparently, outside of. the authors of this disposi
tion of the torpedo defence battery, knows the
arguments made for this arrangement, but It is
felt that it is a mistake to make this disposition
of the 6-inch guns.
has adopted the new specifications for smokeless
powder, as revised by the Joint army and navy
board. into which subject that body of experts
went fully. The regulations for this material will
be more rigid ■ than ever before. There will be re
quired a greater degree of uniformity than has
hitherto been exacted, the limits of dimensions in
granulation being made very narrow. It is under
stood that the manufacturers of the powder ex
pressed to the War Department and to the Navy
Department some doubt as to their ability to come
up to the requirements, and it looked at one time
as If tho specifications would have to be modified
If the army and navy were to get the smokeless
powder desired. The situation has been simplified
greatly by the Information which now comes from
the powder plants of the changes to be made in the
machinery and methods so as to produce powder
of tho sort required. The fact that uniformity Is
to be required is of great Importance, since It has
to do with accuracy of fire, a quality readily appre
ciated In and out of the cervice.
to be Dlaced on the same footing as regards extra
compensation and the receipt of prizes as are en
listed men of the army in the former case and en
listed men of the navy in the latter. For a long
time the marines who have taken part in rifle prac
tice received no extra pay for efficiency in shoot-
Ing, although their brothers of the army gained
something in additional pay each month as expert
riflemen and sharpshooters. Neither could they
come In for the prizes which were given for excel
lence in gunnery when they were entered with
enlisted men of the navy in the firing on ship
board. All this Is to be changed by an order from
the President and by virtue of a law enacted at the
last session of Congress. General orders announcing
the extra pay and the eligibility of the marine for
the gunnery prizes will be issued from the Navy
Department next week. The incident is of some
imDortance to the individuals concerned, and it is
believed will add to the contentment of the marines
who are now to be placed on an equal footing with
the enlisted man of the navy and army.
War Department Is having a time with a local
prosecuting attorney out In Ohio who wants to
obtain a soldier at one of the Western posts and
brine him before a civil court. The soldier Is a
deserter who in being tried by a military court,
and the Insistence of the civil authorities has served
to brlnar the case to Washington. It is here held
that there is nothing In the situation to alter the
rule of the government, established by law to
refuse to turn the soldier over to the civil authori
ties until the military authorities are entirely
through with him. He may be tried by the military
court and held until his sentence is executed or re
mitted before the soldier need be surrendered to
the civil courts or their representatives. The War
Department in this latest case has gone on record
again to this effect In language which admits
of no misunderstanding of the policy of the gov
ORDERS ISSUED.— The following army and
navy orders have been Issued:
Captain Philip K. M. WALKER, 12th Infantry, before
retiring- board. San Francisco, for examination.
Brigadier General THEODORE J. WINT. from command
base of operations, Newport News, to Washington,
with his aUe» Je oamp, for consultation with the
Kecretary of War.
Captain JULJUS A. PENS'. General Staff, from Newport
News, report to chief of staff. Washington.
First Ueutenant SAMUEL. W. NOTES, HOth Infantry,
before rettrkigr board. San Francisco, for examination.
First Lieutenant JOSEPH C. WILSON. 31 Infantry, hav
ing been found by retiring board Incapacitated for
active service on account of disability Incident there
to, his retirement announced.
Major H. EDWARD DYER, Ist Infantry, Vermont Na
tional <»uard. to saxrUon school. Fort Ethan Allen.
Colon-l HENRY A. OREBNE. to 10th Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel JAMES S. ROGERS, to Ist Infantry.
Contract SurKe.->n RALPH W. NEWTON, from New York
City to Fort Niagara.
Assistant Bur(t«on C. B. HUNGER. detachM nft\at treJn
ii'iir station. San Francisco, to th» Supply.
Paymaster F. P. 3ACKBTT. dftached th« Minneapolis
* to naval training station, Newport.
Paymaster O. SKIPWITH. detached the naval training
station. Newport, to Milwaukee.
movements of vessels have been reported:
October 25— The Dolphin at the navy ynni. New Tork:
the Hannibal, at Lnmbert Point; the Sterling, at
Sar.chex- the i>«l<\ at Hampton Roads: the Indiana,
at rii'B{.>n, the Sioux anl the Vesuvius, ct Boston;
the Newark, at Hampton Roads.
October 28 Th« Hannibal, from Hampton Ri>a-!s for
liamh^rt Point; the L^onldas, from Havana for Key
West- the ■\Vl»contln. from San Franclsi-o for Brom
•rtoi the Paduoah. from Ban Juan for Macorl*; th>
Don Joan <U AitMrla. from Pan Juan for Samana:
lh« Marietta, from Monte Crlatl for Banto Domingo
C!ty by tfv of Sanchez; the Indiana, from Brii
ton 'for New Y»rk; the ."'loux. from Hockland for
0.-tohrr 2il— The Newark, from Hampton Roadi rot New
Th? Rodeero deturhci third torpedo flotlllii to rcsen-o
torpedo flotilla- The Newark will be placed cut of
commleiilon at the navy yard. New Yaik. i»«tea<l of
th-\ navy j-^rd. Norfi Ik
Indignities Suffered by Japanese in
San Francisco.
Washington, Oct. 26.- -To-day's Cabinet meet
ing lasted two and a half hours and was at
tended by all the members except Secretary
Shaw and Postmaster General Cortelyou. Among
the important matters discussed was the situa
tion growing out of the anti- American sentiment
In Japan and the exclusion of Japanese children
from the publlo schools of San Francisco. It
was stated by a member of the Cabinet after the
meeting that ths general opinion of the mem
bers was that the Japanese situation was ex
ceedingly grave and would require the most
delicate treatment to avoid an open rupture.
Japanese restaurant keepers have suffered In
dignities In San EYancisco, as ■well as Japanese
school children, according to reports received by
the Japanese Ambassador from the Japanese
consular officers In that city.
At least seven or eight reports have been made
concerning a boycott instituted against Japanese
restaurants- In the Callfornlan city. Agent*
have been posted to prevent patrons from en
tering the restaurant*, and in several Instances,
stones have been thrown and windows broken,
according to the statements of Japanese officials.
These cases have been brought to the attention
of Secretary Root by Viscount Aoki. who says
that it Is with great reluctance he brings to the
attention of the central government demonstra
tions against the Japanese, which are purely
local In their nature. "When asked to-day if
complaints had reached him from Japanese in
any part of California outside of San Francisco,
or from other Pacific Coast states. Viscount
Aokl replied that all the trouble has been con
fined to the one city. The Ambassador assured
his government again to-day that the outbreak
against the Japanese Is purely local, and was
much gratified at receiving dispatches which
showed that the Japanese press Is, for the most
part, attempting to check the feeling against
He Bore President's Letter to Sultan of Mo
rocco with Much Ceremony.
Washington, Oct. 26.— With pomp and ceremony
probably surpassing that ever before connected
with an American mission. Minister Gummere last
month presented to the Sultan of Morocco a per
sonal letter from President Roosevelt. His ac
count of the mlßSlon, which has been received,
shows that his party numbered nearly three hun
dred and nearly one hundred draft animals. The
march from Tangier to Fez w«s made a triumphal
procession, the way being led by a mounted bearer
of the Sultan's flags, with a guard on either side.
At the border of each district the caravan wiis
received with 6alutes and military honors hy the
native chiefs. The Journey occupied twelve flays.
Minister Gummwe says he was received by the
Sultan with the most agreeable cordiality and
the regular court etiquette was relaxed to accom
modate him In several Important essentials.
Washington, Oct. 26.— Dr. Charles Waddell Stiles,
of the Public Health and Marine Hospital service,
to-day was named as one of the experts to be sent
to Germany to Investigate customs tariff com
plaints. He formerly was connected with the
bureau of animal Industry of the Department of
Agriculture, and for some time was the agricul
tural attache of the United States at Berlin, and
made an exhaustive inquiry into the alleged Ger
man discrimination against American meats.
James U Gerry, chief of the customs division
of the Treasury Department, and Nahum I. t>tone.
one of the tariff experts of the Department of Com
merce and Uibor, also have been selected. These,
with Director North, of the Census Bureau, make
four so far selected.
Washington. Oct. 26— It Is announced at the
Postofflce Department that hereafter the de
livery of mail by rural carriers will be per
mitted to persons residing not less than ona
quarter of a mile from postoffices in unincor
porated towns or villages, provided such per
sons will erect boxes conforming to the re
quirements of the Postofflce Department on
rural routes as officially laid out. This will ap
ply at both distributing and intermediate offices.
Washington, Oct. 26.-- The controversy as to
who was the youngest soldier of the Civil "War
probably has been settled in favor of Perry
Byan, of Seattle. Wash. He enlisted as a
drummer boy in Company D, 24th lowa Volun
teers, on August 22. 1862. at the age of nlrw
years and ten months. H« was born October
22. 1552. in Kane County. 111., but enlisted
from lit. Vernon. lowa. After serving nearly
a year, he was honorably discharged on a sur
geon's certificate of disability. The Pension
Office has Investigated Byan's papers and found
that his representations are correct. He will
receive a tidy sum as back pension.
Washington, Oct. 2*V— Secretary Bonaparte
has received ■ letter from a resident of Louisi
ana, suggesting that the United States should
force "all the tough?, bootleg desperadoes and
bad characters generally" into a war with
"some vicious nation." in order that the unde
sirable element* referred to might be killed off.
Secretary Bonaparte. in replying, paid that a*
the correspondent did not give his plan in
detail. h>> was unable to give an opinion as to
Its merits, but he called attention to the fact
that It had been the experience In war that
the percentage el d>|irable citizens killed was
larger than the percentage of bad characters
removed by the casualties of an armed conflict.
The Minneapolis and the Xezvark
Bring Back Marines.
Philadelphia. Oct. 28.— With nearly fcur hundred
marines on board, whose terms of enlistment it*
about to expire, the United States cruiser Minne
apolis passed In the Delaware Breakwater to-day
from Havana for the League Island navy yard.
The cruiser will arrive at the navy yard to-night
and will be placed out cf commission. Th» crvw
of the Minneapolis will be divided between th«
cruisers Washington and Tennessee, which are to
act as a convoy to President Roosevelt on his vista
to Panama.
Captain L. CX H«»ilman, of the League Island navy
yard, who was sent to Cuba In command of rha
cruiser Brooklyn, returned to the United States
by steamer and to-day resumed duty at the yard
The Minneapolis made the run from Havana to
the Delaware Breakwater in the remarkably quick
time of ninety-one hours. The marines on board
the cruiser, who were sent to Cuba at the first out
break of the recent disturbances, are returning
from Havana, Manzanlllo and Clenfuegos.
Washington. Oct. 26. — The cruiser Newark ar
rived at Norfolk yesterday, having made a re
markably quick run from Havana with a number
of marines on board, and. acting on orders issued
by the Navy Department, proceeded at once to
New York, whero the vessel will be put out of
commission. It is said to he the purpose of the
Navy Department to lend the vessel to New York
for the use of the naval militia of that state.
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Will
Recommend Substantial Increase.
"Washington, Oct. 28. — Fourth Assistant Post
master General Degraw wiH, recommend to
Postmaster General Cortelyou. a substantial in
crease In the maximum salary allowed letter
carriers in the rural free delivery service. Es
timates recently submitted by the Postmaster
General to the Secretary of the Treas'iry tm th*
postal service for tha coming fiscal year, In
cluding an increase of $1,475,000 for the rural
delivery service, did not include an appropria
tion necessary to provide for an increase in th«
salaries of the rural carriers. Ths item referred
to Is merely to cover the normal addition to th«
cost of existing service, and $1,170,000 will to
required for th» establishment of additional
rural service. Estimates for the appropriation*
necessary to provide for an increase In salaries
of rural carriers, if determined upon, will h*v«
to be submitted to Congress by the Postma*t«»
There are now In the rural delivery servic*
86.437 carriers employed in all parts ot th«
country, the service belngr operated frr»m poat
offlces in cities whera It Is axpensiva to owq
and matntaln horses, aa well as from postofiteaa
In small towns and villages where tha cost of
grain and forage varies greatly. Mr. DegTaw»
found that to make a fair allowance for horaei
hire within a reasonable limit would require ■
knowledge of the cost of horse feed througrhouti
the country, which is necessarily subject t»
change, and that if an adjustment should b«
undertaken with that as a basts anything short
of the actual expense of maintaining the con
veyances could not be made satisfactorily.
Corona Minister Sets Trap, bat Catches ITo
One — May Be Practical Joke.
Whether the Rev. W. J. Peck, pastor of. the Union
Church. In Corona. Is being made a victim by prac
tical Jokers or is really the object of a "BlaclS
Hand" hold-up, is uncertain. The clergyman ha*
received a letter signed "Black Hand." roQtxtrins
him to deposit CM In an envelope near a stake In
the woods to which a white flag would be attached.
In the event of his failure to deposit the mo: ac
the place Indicated on October IS. the letter said
that one of his children wouM be kidnapped. A
Mr. Peck, following the instructions, deposited,
an envelope containing some blank paper. Two
detectives were concealed among the trees. hut no
one ohm to take the package.
Boy Repeater May Give Names of Men
Higher Up.
When James Hastgerty. the nineteen-year-old
boy who registered fourteen times in the primary
election of the l -th Assembly District, was ar
raigned before Judge Otto A. Rosalsky for trial
in Part I of General Sessions, yesterday, he
changed his plea of not guilty to one of guilty, and
on request of District Attorney Jerome, who was
present in person, was remanded to the Tomba
until November S. Mr. Jerome said:
We believe that this boy knows a great deal
about a wholesale attempt to pad the rolls in the
15th Assembly District. He has protniaeu to reveal
the names of ''■>•• person or persons who instigated
him to th? commission of this crime. We have
assured him that If he will tell the truth we will do
our b«st to mitigate the sentence. It I* essential,
however, that the men who might be affected by
any confession of his or their representatives should
not bava aeccs3 to the boy in the Tombs.
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