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MEMBERS OF THE IMMIGRATION COMMISSION, MOST OF WHOM WILL SAIL FOR EUROPE THIS MONTH. ft was authorized by Congress last session to aid in the efforts to restrict further the arrival of undesirable immigrants on these shores The members are: Front row, from left te riant— Senator A C Latimer S C" Senator H. C. Lodge. Mass.; Senator W. B. Dil hngham. Vt., chairman: Representative B. F. Howell, N. J.; Cnarl-s P. Neill. Commis: cf Labor. Back'row, left to right— W. R. Wheeler, Cal.; Professor J. W. Jenks, Cornell University; Morton R. Crane, Mass., Secretary; Representative W. S. Be — Waiter W. Husband, clerk to the commission; Representative J. L. Burnett, Ala. i iFrom The Tribune Bureau.) AN IMI'OKTAXT TASK. immigration Commission to Ascer tain Conditions in Europe. [Prom Ttio Trlbtinf ritir.-:m ! Washington, May 4 The President was .111 thorixt'i by the immigration bill passed at the last session <>f Congress to enter into agreem< nts with foreign nations for the purpose of prevent ing immigration into the LTnited States of ali. r.s who are not entitled, un.i- r the restrictions im posed by the laws of this country, to enter our ports. Congress also provided for the creation pf an immigration commission with authority to visit foreign countries, there to ascertain the conditions affecting emigration. The scope of the Inquiry which this commission has under take n is exceedingly broad, but the most Im portant responsibility which rests upon it will be the preparation of a report which will serve c.s a guide to the President in i>< rfe< ting the iigr< ' menta contemplated. Ali st for< ign countries are willing and ready to 00-operate with the United States to prevent bringing to the ports of this country immigrants «*h.. an? ineligible to entry and who are liable "/■ b< returned at once or subsequently deported A few are believed to be adverse to such a ( « [Jut to verifj thei c beliefs and to de vise ] tl . ■:..:■ by tli .. - ■ ■'■ « 'th th< . test conveniei to 1 an I the I • ; ible hardship to would-b< C rants will bi th( first wi rk ol th< li uigration ( !i ■ T! . ri Imllrs of the roramls - w i'h the ex reptioi of Senator Lodi c IT ■■'•■ 1 J« • '■■ Ri •' Mi N will sail t '■■ 1 rope tin uttei p:u I <>f tl • :.ili. or •ai li< rif st< 1 1 be si cun d. Senator \< nieni are uncei tain, although he wil h the ' ers of the cotni 1! ■ affairs will permit. M- ?i N. j. : 1 .-, ill rem tin h< c, ai ■! will di - te tin m- Bolvts to th( mMlng and pn ; 1 tl nof sta • id ration, the dis] ition of 1- : .:-...-. ;s. etc, which it is desired to make a pai ■ ,t he !■:;•.! r. j,,,rt. Among the questions which Messrs. Jenks anil Nc-ni will t:iko ip will be the character of Immi grants from various European countries, the d.-^r. < r,f success nd thrift which attend their efforts here, theii distribution, the alii ■■'■ con gestion In the principal cities, the possibility of their more general distribution, their avail ability as agricultural laborers, the demand for labor In the Southern and Far Western states, etc. As has been demonstrated by the diversity of opinions expressed by various writers on the subject of Immigration, there exists n wide lati tude of views on the desirability of immigrants of the various nationalities, nd an effort will b»- made to asci rtain the fact In this respect. nnd to substantiate them with an amount if evidence which must be accepted as indubitable. The members of the commission who will go abroad will take with them the secretary and other attaches, and will go directly to Italy, from which country a large number of immi grant:-: now come. The itinerary, which is largely tentative and subject to change as closer conta< ; with foreign conditions may seem to warrant, includes an inspection of conditions at Genoa. Naples, Palermo and Messina. From Italy the commission will go to Fiume, In Aus tria-Hungary, where the government is under stood practically to have sudsidized a steam ship line to bring immigrants to this country. Trieste will also be visited, and it is probable that a visit will be pa-id to Odessa, in Southern Russia, from which point a line of steamers to New York has recently been established. The commission will then go north to Riga and I,ib:iu, from which points the Russian govern ment Is understood to be promoting emigration to the United Slates. Ham;", the port from which emigrants from St. Petersburg embark* mill also ba vUMjvL. and it la entirely probable. NEW- YORK DAILY. TRIBUNE, SUNDAY. MAY 5. 1907. that the inspection will Include Kishinev, Kief and Tchernigo, from which points come most of the Russian Jews. A visit t> Poland and to Tyidz and Warsaw, in Russian Poland, Is under contemplation. Alotik the German frontier :ire several "control stations," where emigrants desiring to sail from German ports are subjected to an examination by German officials. These will doubtless !»■ inspected. Other points to be visited in North ern Europe are Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, iind Antwerp, in Belgium. The immigration ELECTRIC LIGHT IN THE TOMBS OF THE KINGS OF THEBES. One of the picturesque results of Lord Cromer's work in Egypt. This mummy, representing Amenophis II of the 18th dynasty, is in a saracophagus. The chamber is a considerable depth under ground and is richly decorated with paintings on wall, pillars and ceiling. In a side chamber are three other mummies representing a man, a woman and a child. —The Sphere. from the Scandinavian countries is so generally satisfy • rj thai it is unlikely their ports will be Insjipi ted. Th mm n will th< n proceed to I "ram ••. \ I iting Havre, Marsi ill i ibly •■■ • ■ poini If time permits visits w ill .:!■•• l- ■ paid tv tendon, Liverpool, Hull, South • h and I mblin. Thi' question: whi h will be taken up In 11 com i ','■ ■ hablj by the whole coi ' • ..•..: the entrance over th < and M< xlcan boundari ■ : I 9 who have been rejected a! lh< regular port of entry. Honx difficulty in this respect is being experi cm id with J:i| rhinami n, and it has re ct titl ■ ■ • !. •• 1 ■!' the imml jra tii.n officials thai tnai ■ ; : ma who have been rejected by American consuls abroad have sailed lor Vcra Cruz, Mexico, presumably with Uic purpose of slipping over the boundary. By agreement with the Canadian officials. United States inspectors examine immigrants landing at Montreal with a view to determining their eligibility to entry into the United States, and it is regarded as probable that some similar ar rangemenl <-.:t> be made with Mexico. The commission will also make an earnest ef fort to devise some method whereby the history of would-!-' immigrants from foreign countries may be ascertained, as the administration is determined that persona with criminal records in th(!r otvii com trii t • all rot !nn«l in the United Stati s. The propositions before the commission are extensive, some ><( them difficult, and it b ... 'i .!■- doubtful if it « an complete its work for several years, but il ia ;: ;• ::<!• <l thai when II shall have l .-, r. rompleted it will have compiled • ori which shall serve for >ci;s as a com pl< ■ and accurate encyclopedia of immigration ! i ;. n. M< i bera of the commission who have Ion.; Riven !■!!<!■ time ;.i:d study to immigration problems express themselves as greatly pleased with the personnel '",' the commission. They say >! • then . i • member ol the commission who i-; "afraid ol a fai t." a condition which they ■ t.> be rathei unusual The utmost har monj has prevailed in the deliberations thiii. far, utiii lUi u.i« unanimous in Un-ir desire to a* certain every fact and to present the forma tion they secure without fear or favor. (if course, it is appreciated that differences of opinion may occur when it comes to making recommendations for legislative action, but l-oec* plete harmony up to that time will go far to promote the value of the commission's work. It is generally agreed, therefor?, that the com mission undertakes its labors under the most favorable conditions; that it has ample author ity to go to the bottom of all questions, ns well as a. disposition to do so. and it is declared that everything augurs well for the accomplishment of a work which will prove Invaluable both to the Executive and to the Congress in iheij future dealings with immigration problems. XOT EMI PLAUSIBLE. J. G. I'll- If. Stokes has withdrawn his support from the Toons Men's Christian Association be cause in some of its classes business methods uf a worldly description are taught. "The association," said ilr. I'helps Stokes re cently, '•attempts to give good reasons for teaching the tactics of Wall Street. It at tempts to reconcile such ttachin^s with its Christian character. On the whole, it fa;!s in this. "It fails like the huckster who attempted to account for the miserable condition of lib; hi-rse. " 'Why,' said a woman to the man. "your horse is a living skeleton. Don't you tvtr ftej him?* "'Feed him?' said the huckster. 'Well, that's a good one. that is. Why, he's got two bushels of oats and a ton of hay at home now, only he ain't got time to eat 'em.' " m THEY WERE PROPERLY WORN. Mrs. Hwfa Williams talked at a dance in Nevr York about the fashion of riding astride that has taken hold of English equestriennes. "Some of our young English women," sai<i Mrs. Hwfa Williams, "dress out-and-out fcke men. They wear a long coat cut like a hunting coat, a cap, riding breeches and top boots. It is a handsome costume, and it is not immodest, but undoubtedly it attracts a good deal of at tention. They have been telling in I>indon ■ stor>- about an Baglioh girl who has . this riding rig. Pullir.sr uj> her horse oru a'ter noon. she said to a.n artLsan who was : '• "fan you tell me it" this is the way la ham?' "The man looked her over carefully touched his cap in a respectful wnnm r plieil: "'Yep. miss, jos- yoa seen I 1 '»w g< I all right." " LOOSE FASTI\G. Dr. Edward Everett Bale at the divorce re form congress in Washington said of certain divorce laws: "The apologies put forward for these laws re mind me of the apology that a gourmet Bishop once made during Lent. "The Bishop happened to sit at dinner beside an irreverent young woman. He ate his oysters, and then, with flashing eyes, a heightened color and every Indication of enjoyment, he fill to upon a plat« of rich turtle soup. "The young woman, watching the Kishop swallow this costly food, could not restrain a sneer. ■• 'I thought,' she said, 'that you fasted daring Lent, •"The i:»l.>p put down his spoon and allowed his face to become pensive. •• 'Ah. 1 do fas* in Lent.' tie said. "I subsist chiefly on fish." Be swallowed a lump f an at worth about ball a dollar. Turtle," he added, 'is a kind of tlsh." 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