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Expected to Reach the Senate
To-night if Approved by
Governor Hughes.
Prospect of Assembly Passing
Any Real Direct Nomina
tions Bill Seems
Very Remote.
fßy Telegraph to Tat Tribune.!
Albany. May 22.— The compromise,
direct primary bill which the committee
of Republican Senators hopes will meet
tlir approval of Governor Hughes wa? j
completed to-night. It will be submitted
u« the Governor to-morrow. If it suits
him it will be printed and introduced to
morrow night, either as a substitute for
th«" Cobb bill or Senator Hinman's meas
ure, after the vote which killed that bill !
liaa been reconsidered. It seems fair to
assuror, as most people here are doing.
that the bill will suit the Governor, as !
far as it goes. It is. as The Tribune
od'urt-ially urged on Saturday it should
y>? and as it predicted this morning it |
would bo, virtually the Hinman-Green
bill, so far as the ballot is concerned,
and provides for the direct nomination j
cf Assemblymen, Senators, Congressmen i
and county officers on a plan almost !
identical with that of the Governor's bill. !
TVorking with Senator Cobb and mem- '•
!'?rF of the legislative bill drafting force j
•_»n it to-day were Roger P. Clark, the
<*ov?mor's counsel, and Robert H. j
Fuller, the Governor's secretary, both of
T\?iom had much to do with the framing :
of the Hinman -Green bill. Senator Cobb :
said to-night that he expected the Sen- i
ats would pass the bilL He does not care j
whether it is passed under his name or ;
Senator Hinman's, so long- as it is
pat-ted, and puts the Senate squarely on
r>™rd on this important issue. He says
he has no information about the attitude
cf the Assembly, and refuses to specu
late about it-
Rules Committee Under Control.
Whatever speculation is done places
I*l eater Wadsworth and Assemblyman
MdTitt squarely, even violently, in op
position to the abolishment of any con- ■
s rr.tion. The fact that they were able
I- pass the Meade-Phillips bill in the
Assembly, retaining the convention sys- |
urn. settled the future attitude of th
lo^er house, so Car its they were con- |
< erned. They can control every man on
tue' Rules Committee on this issue, an •!
it takes one hundred votes to discharge
-.hat committee. Talk of calling a cau- i
Vus"'.tO make the compromise bill a cau
cus nieasur** i'j fc»«uer L raxu^» is <
- ' — afll. but direct primary people do not
; ;^ra sanguine about deriving any fa
vorable result from that course. As
tMyntan Jesse Phillips, one of the
esl bitter opponents of the direct pri
mary scheme, is chairman of the Assem-
My caucus. He and his fellows feel per- \
fcctly certain that they could control .
=ny caucus against any form of a direct
rrimary bill, and dir«*ct primary men are
Inclined to agree with that view of the j
T?i<=rr remains, therefore, a prospect
:<■' the calling of an extraordinary ses
sion, a prospect which cauFes every
;c ?islator to feel far from overjoyed.
Vo • most of them consider It inevitable
tf tire Speaker and Us Rules Committee
refuse to report the Cobb compromise
bill •-■■:• If ••-• Legislature were
1-. adjourn without enacting any pri
raary legislation most people here feel
*ure there would be ■ violent protest .
from -:•■ parts of the state, with an ac
ti- 1 o demand on the Governor for an ex-
i r a session- Legislators point out that
th«- Governor ha? educated the public to
c k°eii sens^ of the urgent necessity for
primary reform. Some of his professed
Ripporters have criticised him because
Jm did not jam the Hinman-Green bill j
through the Legislature by an exercise !
eT tae oV3 Od^ll methods. ,
Speaker Tenacious of Views. ,
' Hughes men know that the Governor
" is 'iuit*» as m \. .- to have a proper
primary* -... •■ bill become law this I
: r ar as th" most earnest exponents of
X)« Hinman-'jreon bill, though he could ;
ji,r *r>*> that his duty carried him to
thai extent^ The opinion hi pretty gen
«ra! Vi«>re. however, that Be would not
' ■r.i-id^r it beyond the bounds of proper
« x*-utivc action to brine tit* Lea
!^Tur<^ ba^k here promptly if final ad
r^—nmTit ian taken without an j
airr'Krmem between the houses on a
rrhnary bill. Whether this outlook.
r< upled with the fact that responaibil
ii; for the extra session would inevi-
i ably be placed on him. will canse the !
•Htaker to abate his enmity to any
thing looking like a direct primary bill
I • tnains to he seen. The chances are
'h3t 1» -Rill si • The Speaker is ten*- j
•i^uy of his views. He believes sln
'♦j-pfy that abolishment of the conven- ;
liou system would spell disaster and
destruction to all American institutions.
31* is a. hard fighter, and when pressed
to tin? danger !in* none too choice in
lii? weapons, as was shown in the de- i
feat this year of the Hinman-Green i
It appears to most person? h'jre al-
Kj'jFt incredible, ever; if there were
*"nough votes t'» pass the compromise
11-511. that the Assembly could take it j
•-•.•.Jiy from the Speaker in any fashion ■
Jf ho determined to hold it in the Rules
Oommlttee. The only way to make j
sure of getting it before the House for
: " vote, -ay*- with the Spanker's con- |
*- Vj nt, would he through the caucus, and
that proi'psct does not seem joyous to
tbe direct primary men in the lower
bvuae who have canvassed the situa
tion in the last coupie of 'days. Ac
< Man) tl:#»re remains, to throw, a J
"'iradow ov^r the last week of the ses
*&n. the likelihood of an <ixtraordlnary |
*i£«on on primary legislation.
» ■■-
*il*ny. May 22. -Approval has bass given
ky the Public Service Commission of the
k '^ai of £ flret consolidated and refunding:
*SC to the Security Trust Company
<* Uocbeswr ',;.- the New York BbsVl liail
**jni on ail the property* rfasnt* sM frar>
*:bifc^£ to htcure issues of JSi.UO.U'J'J S !>**
cent ■Rj -i -*.r -uld l.uuU^.
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Young Man Stops Machines to
Speak Protest — Is Arrested.
Eight automobile parties had the un
usual experience last night of being held
up on Fifth avenue and compelled to
listen to a sermonette from a young
man resembling in appearance a divin
ity student. Patrolman Keefer, of the
Tenderloin station, standing at 29th
street, saw the occurrences, and when
he was finally convinced that the young
man was not a deputy commissioner of
whom he had never heard he placed him
under arrest, despite the prisoner's pro
test that he hadn't the pleasure of the
partolman's acquaintance.
At the Tenderloin station Lieutenant
McCarthy, usually an adept cross-ques
tioner, found that he was facing one of
th<» hardest propositions of his career.
Finally he did learn that the prisoner
was Clare Thompson, of Clearfield,
Perm. Letters in his pockets were ad
dressed in care of George I. Thompson.
The prisoner would not give his New
York address.
In explanation of his actions he said
that he thought it was a disgrace for
automobilists to make the Sabbath hide
ous by the speeding of their cars and the
tu.iting of their horns.
Mind Gives Way Planning- Com
pany to Make Adding Machines.
Stanley H. C. Walpole. who said he
lived at No. OGT» Boulevard, Weehaw
ken, was taken from the Hotel Knicker
bocker to the Tenderioin police station
la.<t night, and lat^r he went volun
tarily to the psychopathic ward at
B^llevue Hospital. Waloole had or
dered a meal at the hotel caf€, but
before it was served went to his room
and retired.
A short time afterward Charles T.
Northrob, a lawyer, of No. ;'.l Nassau
street, to whom Walpole had tele
phoned, called to inquire for him. At
that moment Walpole appeared in the
office and walked out into 42d street.
Northrob followed and told Patrolman
Tethers to arrest him.
The lawyer told the lieutenant that
Walpole was a bookkeeper for the Na
tional Biscuit Company and that he was
also interested in the organization of a
company to manufacture adding ma
chines. His mind had weakened under
the double strain. Lieutenant McCar
thy suggested that Walpole go to Belie
vue. and the latter agreed. He had only
one cent in his clothes, out ho informed
the lieutenant it would be "multiplied
to $MMKfcOQO berore January 1, 1U10."
Newark Merchant Wakes Up to
Find Cash and Gems Gone.
The police of Newark, N. J.,. are in
vestigating a mysterious burglary re
ported by Samuel Vogel, a shoe dealer.
liV?nFi *-*■ -^*i-i- I^i'i ■ iTi^irjiiQunt avCTUP,
that city. He told detectives that a
bag containing $6OJ in cash and jewelry
valued at $10,000 was stolen early
yesterday morning from under a pillow |
on which his w<fe was sleeping. Ac- |
cording: to Voge>. the intruder at the
same time rifled the pockets of his cloth
ing, which contained checks and about
Sir. in money.
Detectives Ryan and Farrell. who
reached the house soon after the rob
bery was reported to Police Headquar
ters, said that while there were at least
three windows through which a burglar
might have gained entrance, they were
unable to rind any evidence that any
body had used such means. The only
thing- that appealed to the detectives as
a sign that there had been a visitor
while the family slept was the presence
of a number of burned matches on the
Vogel keeps a store in Fifteenth ave
rm \ near Springfield avenue, and with
his wife returned home with the day's
receipts after midnight. They retired
about - o'clock. Two hours before that,
the detective? learned, a servant girl
reached the house, and. finding the only
door for which she had a key barred,
got in through a window, which she
latched afterward. Asked as to why he
carried the money home from the store
and did not ].;.-•• it in his safe. Vogel
replied that he could not open the safe.
With* the Assistance of a Bull
Pup a Restaurant Is Stirred.
A three-cornered encounter between »
tomcat, a lobster and a brindle bulldog
caused an uproar in a restaurant in
125 th street last night. Before the
Struggle was over the owner of the dog
had fainted, the lobster had lost a claw
and the cat had acquired a lasting aver
sion for sea food.
In front of the restaurant is an ice
box with a glass top. through which
varied delicacies may be seen. A waiter
returned from the ice box last night
with a basket containing several lob
sters, when one of the crustaceans fell
out and bepan to crawl along the floor.
Thomas started to demonstrate with the
lobster, when the latter fastened a claw
|in his log. With a cry of pain the cat
retreated, dragging his captor after him.
At this moment Gus. the bulldog,
made a spring toward the combatants,
' upsetting the chair on which his owner,
: M::= Rose Iceland, of No. ."»1«J West
; 12901 street, was sitting. Miss Leland
promptly fainted. Many of the other
patrons became excited, and several
offered suggestions to employes who
; were trying to separate the principals in
the unusual affray. Finally the man
ager cut off the lobster's claw with a
! pair of shears and took the rest of it
away to be boiled. Miss Inland was
i revived, Gus resumed his place under
I his owner's chair and Thomas went oft
( to nurse his wounded leg
IBy T»sraph to Tb» Tribune]
WntfTbury. Conn.. -May 22.— -Th«s Rev.
John N L*wiE. rector of St. John's Epis
copal Church, who talks to many million
airJ£. t»aJd tn ' s morning that he hoped there
would be a generous response in the collec
tion next Sunday, as there were Urgent
cm.l* aaMoe the needy. He saia those who
went away on Sundays tor automobile
rides used more money for gasolene than
w«ju!<S bring happiness to many poor per
y,.t!t>, asi'i U" hoped they vouJJ ..'...- UP
thele trips fur < am das — ■■* £••<- tv charity
wlaat wuuW zo fur sasoienc
Government Goes Deep in Eth
noiogy to Oppose Balsara's
Contest for Citizenship.
Furnish Money to Fight Test
Case — Principal Question
the Meaning- of "Free
White Persons."'
Whether Bhicaji Franyi Balsara is a
"free white person" and hence entitled
to citizenship will come up before the
j United States Circuit Court of Appeals
i this week at the Federal Building on an
: appeal by the government from a dcci-
I sion of Judge Lacombe on June 9 of last
year. Judge Lacombe admitted Balsara
Ito citizenship. The government deter
| mined to make a test case of it, and the
research of Addison S. Pratt and Carl
E. Whitney, of the staff of Kenry A.
Wise, the United States Attorney, to es
tablish their case took them to the Con
gressional Library' at Washington, where
they delved for a week into ancient and
modern ethnological works.
Balsara has arf counsel Rounds &
Schurman, and Louis Marshall and Max
J. Kohler have been retained by Syrians
interested in the case. Their prepara
tions have been extensive and the eth
nological tangle will call forth a scientific
battle in striking- contrast to the sugar
fraud trial which is being conducted in
the same building. The whole Syrian
colony, and other races with brown skins,
have moved to aid the Parsee -with funds,
for they feel that their citizenship is at
Fears Loophole for B'own Men.
If the case is taken to the United
States Supreme Court the decision by
that body will take its place in the liter
j ature relating to the races of men, their
; descent, divisions and place in the great
man-family of the earth. The case has a
significance apart from the mere admis
sion of Baisara. The decision will es
| tablish a precedent for the Immigration
I Commissioner and for the courts in their
naturalization proceedings. Balsara is a
Parsee. one of the hundred thousand or
so of the race left in and about Bombay.
India. If he is admitted it is believed
by the government that a loophole for
I the naturalization of little brown men
and big brown men wil! be made.
There is a bill before Congress amend
ing the statutes so that no ethnological
quibble may be. possible, whether in or
out of the courts, so far as the principle
of naturalisation fs concerned. This till
is H. R. 24.075, amending Section :,'.IG9.
Revised Statutes of the United J3ta.tes, toj
"And Mongolians, Malays and other
Asiatics, except Armenians, Assyrians
and Jews, shall not be naturalized in the
United States."
Hitherto the "free white persons" in
the statute as desirable citizens was
supposed to mean any Caucasian, which
in turn was supposed to mean almost
anybody not an Ethiopian or of Ethi
opian descent. Just what the framers of I
the original law meant had to be gone |
over as completely a.s possible, and in j
order to find this out it was necessary
for Mr. Whitney and Mr. Pratt to dis
cover wlial works on ethnology were
accessible to thr> framers of the law.
The counsel for the government in pre
senting their case say :
Meaning of "Free White Persons."
"The principal, if not the only, ques
tion is the meaning of the phrase 'free
white persons' as used in the naturaliza
tion acts. It was a phrase in more or
less common usage in the colonies and in
the original thirteen states prior to the
passage of the acts under consideration,
and so we turn naturally to its meaning
when so used. It has been held by th«
courts and tho appellee and intervenors
so contend that by 'white persons' Con
gress meant "Caucasians.' " ,
The government counsel insist that the
term "Caucasian" was not coined until
after the phrase* "free white persons" had
been ir. use some time; that although
"Caucasian" had been used before 1790
it could not have been known to Con
gress at that time. They further declare
that encyclopaedias, gazetteers, geogra
phies and histories of the period when
the enactment occurred referred to a
"European race," which was synonomous
with the "white race," and that all au
thors of the eighteenth century consid
ered the races or peoples to which Bal
sara belongs, as well as other Asiatics,
to be not white, but- dark.
The amount of reading necessary to
arrive a.t the conclusion that Balsara. is
not a white person under the act is evi
dent in the brief, and the deduction that
Congress in 1790 could not have known
of the classification of "Caucasian," al
though tho »word was coined in 1781 by
a German ethnologist, Blumenbach, is
based upon the later publication of the
work and the fact that the first transla
tion was not made into English until
1825 in London.
No Outside Rcom for Parsee.
The reason for this particularity re
garding the knowledge of the word and
designation meant by "Caucasian" is
shown by the definition by the man who
coined the term. Blumenbaeh gives it
as follows:
"Colour more or less white, with florid !
limit"", hair long, soft and brown, run
ning' on the one hand into white, on the
other hand into black; according to the
European ideas of beauty the form of
the face and skull most perfect. It in
cludes all of the Europeans with the ex
ception of the Laplanders; the Western
Asiatics on this side of the Ob. the Cas
pian Sea and tho Ganges; lastly the
Northern Africans; altogether the in
habitants of the world known by the an
cient Grecians and Romans."
There is no outside room for the Par
see. He is not classed among the Mon
golians or the Ethiopians or the Malayan
race, nor can he be classed among the
Americans or red men. There are nu
merous debates in Congress referred to
as showing that by "fret- white persons"
were meant Europeans, and court dcci-
Coatiiiued on third pas*.
Salem Trustee of Wyman Will
Says Everything Recom
mended Can Be Done.
No Contest Expected-Only Blood
Relative Satisfied with
Provision for Her
Columbia $26,000,000
! Girard 23,*81.R70
Harvard 22.716.750
Inland Stanford, jr 18,000,000
University of Chicago 15.000,000
Princeton 14,i««..'>00
Yale . *t.ftl*ttt
Salem, Mass., May — While the ]
value of the gift bequeathed to Prince- |
ton by the will of Isaac C. Wymari, of
this city, is estimated at 510,000,000, its
exact amount is unknown even to the
trustees. John M. Raymond, an attor
ney of this city, who is one of the trus
1 tees, said to-night that $10,000,000 was
! only an approximate estimate. He did
not think the estate would exceed that I
value, and he was not prepared to say
whether It would equal it.
"There are millions enough, however."
he added, "to take care of the needs of
the Graduate College or proposed grad
uate college, for which under the terms
of the will the money is designated."
Mr. Raymond assisted Mr. Wyman |
for many years in his business dealings, j
and is" more intimately acquainted than !
any other person with the size of the
Mr. Raymond said to-night that Mr.
Wyman, who made his will July 1,
1909, drew the document with full
knowledge of the discussion over the
selection of a site for the Princeton
! Graduate School, in which President
Woodrow Wilson and Dean West fig
ured on opposite sides. Mr. Raymond
added that Mr. Wyman's gift would
make possible everything recommended
!in the official report of Dean West
after his return from a study of the
methods of graduate schools abroad.
Brought Ivy for Grave.
Dean Andrew F. West of the Prince
ton Graduate School, who is the co
trustee with Mr. Raymond under the
will, was here yesterday, but left this
city immediately after the funeral.
Dean West brought with him from
Princeton a spray of ivy, which he
placed on Mr. Wyman's grave.
There will be no contest of the will,
t><a.ltii>:>u*c.h several relatives were cut off
without a cent and were keenly disap
pointed. The only blood relative, a
niece, Mrs. Susan Dickinson, of Salem,
said to-day that she was perfectly satis
fied with her uncle's disposition of his
While she does not receive any bequest
outright the income of a sum is set
aside for her that will be amply suffi
cient to provide for her. After her death
the fund will revert to Princeton.
"I shall not contest the will," said Mrs.
Dickinson. "Tt was my uncle's property,
and he had a right to do whatever he
wanted with it.
Niece Praises Mr. Wyman.
•'Mr. Wyman has been maligned by
the newspapers, which asserted that h* 1
and I were not on good terms, and that
he cheated his brother, my father. T
have received many presents from him
and have called at his house for years."
Mr. Wyman was a great student. He
was familiar with the property laws of
every state where he owned land. He
practised law in Boston for ten years.
and as Assistant United States Attorney
he prosecuted one of the last slave ab
duction cases tried In the Massachusetts
H" was an intimate friend of Daniel
Webster and Rufus Ohoate. and kept op
hi- acquaintance with other famous men
of his day long after ho rptired from
the law to manage his real estate inter
While he lived in comfortable style, Mr.
Wyman did not indulge in luxuries. He
was adverse to spending money freely,
and often said that he liked to make it.
Trustees Express Deep Gratifi
cation Over $10,000,000 Gift.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Princeton. N. J., May 22.— The news of
the bequest of Isaac C. Wyman to the
graduate school of Princeton University
was received here to-day with delight.
There was much speculation as to what
effect it would have on the graduate
school controversy, which has recently
been more or less of a dead issue, owing
to the lack, of money with which to be
gin the erection of the buildings for such
an institution. Now that the funds have
been provided the trustees will have to
decide the questions in dispute.
It is hoped, however, that the result
•will be harmony. Those who have been
in support of Dean West are especially
inclined to this view.
That the will of Mr. Wyman was dated
July 1, 1909, was considered as distinctly
noteworthy by all. The early date
makes it seem that at that time Mr.
Wyman's bequest was a gift to his Alma
Mater, and not to be used to support the
ideas of one man. On the other hand,
Mr. Wyman was known to be a close
friend of Dean West, and there is every
probability that the latter was a factor
in procuring the money.
The friendship between Mr. man. a
man of literary tastes, and Dean West, i
who is Giger professor of Latin in the
university has been of many years* stand-
Ing. Curiously enough, however, although
Mr. Wyman has shown such a deep love
for Princeton, he never visited here after
his graduation. Dean West discontinued
his sophomore course in Horace last Fri
day and, taking some ivy from Old North
with him, left hero for Salem. He is now
in Boston and Is expected here on Tues
day. • • ; > • -
President Wilson said t'>-ni£ht that
Continued uu second p:t£e.
Whose plans for Princeton's Graduate School will be made possible by the bequest of
Isaac C. Wyman, of Salem, Mass.
Sentences Remitted — A Touch
ing Letter to His People.
London. May L"J.— King George ha 3
begun his reign with an act of clem
ency, grajiting remission of short sen
tences and reduction of others through
out the kingdom, these including the
army and navy. He has also issued a
touching letter "To My People."' ex
pressing grateful appreciation of the
affection and loving devotion which the
nation has shown in the face of "a sor
row so sudden and unlooked for that it
might well have been overwhelming.
"But the sentiments it has evoked,"
continues the King, "have made me re
alize that it is a loss common to me and
my people They share it with me; I
do not stand alone. With such thoughts
I take courage and hopefully look to the
future, strong in my faith in God. trust
ing my people and cherishing the laws
and constitution of my beloved coun
It is announced that King George in
tends to maintain a royal racing stable
at NVwmarket and a breeding stud at
Sandringham. and that he will patron
ize racing on the same extensive scale
as did his father.
Bishop M'Vickar Favors Mental
and Physical Examinations.
[By Telegraph t.o The Trihun«. i
Providence. May 22. — That every
human being in the United States, or
elsewhere for that matter, deemed physi
cally or mentally unfit should be pre
vented by national lows from marrying,
and that a commission of experts should
be appointed to pass on the fitness of
each would-be bride or bridegroom, is
the assertion whereby Bishop McVickar
of the Protestant Episcopal Church of
Rhode Island sounds the note of a re
j form which he declares is Hkely to
■ spread from one end of the country to
the other. Bishop McVickar asserts
that he makes these recommendations
only after thp most careful considera
tion of thp subject and after having
apenT years in accumulating facts rela
tive to his deductions.
"I fully believe." he says, "that in less
than a generation we shall see national
legislation that -will check indiscriminate
marriage, and which will prevent the ]
propagation of disease, both mental and
physical. The average public does not
as yet realize it, but there has been jl
steady although unobtrusive advance
ment in legislation looking toward the j
prevention of marriage between those I
physically and mentally unfit.
"There should be laws passed which
will make it impossible for the habitual, j
hopeless criminal, the person showing ',
incipient idiocy or insanity, or the tuber- :
culosis patient, to get married and trans- j
mit that disease to descendants.
"The working out of a plan that would j
make those things entirely feasible is, of
course, a hard proposition. It might be j
possible for a man and a woman to have }
the certificate of their family physician
as a guarantee that they were fitted for
marriage. It would probably be neces
sary to establisn a sort of marriage com
mission in ea.-h state or large city, the
members of which would decide on each
New Yorkers, Who Went Up on
Saturday, Not Yet Heard From.
Pittsneld, Mass., May I*l\— Some anxi
ety is expressed to-night over the where
abouts of three New York men who
made a balloon ascension from here Sat
urday noon and have not yet been heard
from. William F. Whitehouse piloted
the balloon, the Pittsneid. taking up with
him Philip Carroll and Lorimer Warner.
The balloon started off in a direction a
little west of south. - As it was heavily
loaded it is thought that under ordinary
conditions the voyagers would have
found it necessary to descend before get
ting very far Into Connecticut. No word
had been received from the party late
to-night, although Mr. Whitehouse had
arranged to send word here immediately
upon landing-
It was said at the Knickerbocker Club
last night, of which Mr. Whltehouae is
a member," that ho wan there early last
evening.' but had said nothing of his
balloon trip. lie could not be found
lust night, but his appearance at the club
Indicates that "there was no mishap.
Many Persons Kurt at Cork, an
M. P. Among Them.
Cork. Ireland. May :T.i-The presence
here of rival Irish factions, in spite of
police precautions, led to serious con
flicts to-day, following demonstrations
which were addressed by John Red
mond, leader of the Irish Parliamentary
party; John Dillon and William O'Brien.
Many persons were injured, including
Daniel D. Sheelum. Member of Parlia
ment for Cork. Some were taken to the
Two Persons in One Neighbor
hood Expire Looking at Visitor.
Talladega, Ala.. May 22.— The appear
ance of the comet thi3 evening caused in
tense excitement here. Congregations of
several churches left- their pews and hun
dreds of persons stood- excited in the
square and gazed at the celestial visitor.
Miss Ruth Jordan, daughter of a
farmer "living two miles from here, was
called to the door of her home to see the
comet and immediately fell dead, physi
cians assigning heart disease as the
cause. .■■..:.* •
An unknown negro on the railroad sta
tion platform was shown the comet and
instantly dropped dead.
Negro in Constant Terror That
World's End Was at Hand.
rB-- Telegraph to Th<» Trti? •
SomrrviHe. N*. J. May 22.— James
Kline, a negro, formerly a Pullman car
porter, is in the Somerset County jail
here to-night a raving maniac, as the
result of waiting in terror for several
days for the destruction of the world
by HalleVs comet.
Patrolman Holmes was standing in
Main street about 3 o'clock this morning
when Kline, in scant attire, loomed up
out of the fog and passed him with the
speed of the wind, shouting that he
was being pursued by his mother-in
law and the tall of Halley's comet.
Holmes called after him, and he stopped
and began to pray.
Kline is well known here as one of
the pillars of the African Methodist
Episcopal Zion Church. He began his
observations of the comet about a week
ago. after which he went through the
negro colony here warning his brethren
t<» prepare for the end of the world on
May IS.
The puzzling movements of the comet
had the effect of keeping Kline in a
state of constant terror, and it is now
believed that he is hopelessly insane.
Pittsburgh Ball Players Threaten
to Use "Blue Laws. "
fßy Telesrmph to The Tribune. 1
Pittsburg. May 22.— The Pittsburg
churches to-day managed to stop Sun
day baseball within the city limits, but
from the present outlook it appears as
if there would be no music in the Pitts
burg chnrchef next Sunday, owing to this
The managers of the A. J. Martins.' one j
of the best known amateur baseball nines j
in the country, and the Emsworth. an
other amateur nine, have had lawyers
looking up the Sunday "blue laws." They
[ have discovered that it is against the law
for churches to hire organists or singers.
The managers of the baseball teams
to-day announced that they would take
action to prevent any church in Pitts
burg from having a hired organist or
soloist, and if they persisted information
would be filed against the ministers of
the churches.
Wealthy Hyde Park Residents Send
■ Flowers for Punch's Grave.
[By Telesrapfa to Th« Tribune.]
Poughkeepste. X. T.. May 22.— Punch, the
famous polo pony once owned by the late
Woodbury Kane, of New York, was buried
with honors at Hyde Park yesterday. He
was forty-live years old. and was said to
be the oldest horse in the world.
Punch had not had a bit in his mouth
for twenty-three years, bavins; bean pen
sioned for life by his dead owner to pass
his remaining " days on the A. D. Jones
farm at Hyde Park. His grave waa strewn
with flowers, which had been sent by the
wealthy resident* of the Hyde Park Road,
including the Rocerses, Roosevelt* and
Boundary Treaty Signed by
Secretary Knox and
Mr. Bryce.
Lines in Passamaquoddj Bay
and Grand Manan Channel De
limited — Convention May
Go to Senate To-day
[From The Trtbane Bor*«a.J
Washington, May 22.— The Secretary
of State and the British Ambassador
signed yesterday a treaty delimiting
boundary between the United States
and Canada, running from a point In
Passamaquoddy Ba*y. between Treat
Island and Friar Head, and extending
through the bay to the middle of Grand
Manan, Channel: The treaty, it la ex
pected, will be submitted to the Sena**
to-morrow for approval.
This action, subject to the approval of
the Senate, settles the one remaining
boundary question between the United
States and Canada, or New Brans-wick,
to be more exact. The exact location
of this boundary had been in dispute
ever since 1783. In that year the great
er portion of the boundary was delim
ited, but no agreement could be reached
regarding the line at this) point. Soon
thereafter a joint committee was cre
ated and charged with the doty of reach
ing- an agreement on tee line, but MM
of its purpose.
In the comparatively recent general
boundary treaty it was provided that It
no agreement could bo reached OB that
boundary at this point within a gives
| period the question should bs> submitted
ito arbitration. Secretary Knox and An?
bassador Bryce concluded, however, that
the point at issue was not of suSdent
importance to warrant th« expense and
trouble of an appeal to arbitration, and
accordingly undertook negotiation which
have been concluded to their cow awn
satisfaction, a compromise having- been
reached which is expected to meet the
approval of all concerned.
The present era of good feeling; follow
ing tha recent tariff agreement, warn
deemed particularly auspicious far thi3
settlement of the one remaining point at
issue between the United States and
' Final Chapter in Negotiations.
The signing of this convention com*
pletes a chapter of diplomatic relations
! with Great Britain which reflects the
: highest credit on both the British and
the American diplomats who have
labored so assiduously and successfully
to remove the last possible occasion, of
friction between the United States and
Great Britain and all of her colonies. an<i
more particularly between this country
and the Dominion of Canada.
The completion of the pecuniary
claims treaty with Great Britain, first
announced in The Tribune of May VI.
provided the means of disposing by
arbitral methods of the last bone ej con- ■
tention between Great Britain" and cer
' tain of her colonies, notably Australia.
As has been told in The Tribune, that
convention was recently submitted to
the Foreign Office by Mr. Bryce after a
complete agreement had been reached
between Secretary Knox and the ambas
sador, and the ambassador is now only
awaiting authority from London, wherw
the draft of the convention has already
arrived, formally to affix his signature to
the copy which is retained in Washing -
The principal boundary waters treaty,
which not only delimited th© water boun
daries between the United States and
Canada but provided for an equitable
disposition of the water to be withdrawn
for power purposes, and •was negotiated
by Secretary Hoot. was ratified in the)
closing hours of the last Congress— on
the morning of March 4. 1000, to be>
exact— but before giving its approval th*
Senate, as will be recalled, added an
amendment in the form of an appended
resolution which was insisted on by Sen
ator Smith, of Michigan, which was de
signed to provide for the proper dis
tribution of the waters of the St. Mary
River, and which occasioned such oppo
sition at Ottawa that it demanded the
exercise of the most skilful diplomacy en
the part of Mr. Knox to induce the Ca
nadians to accept it. With the hearty
co-operation of Mr. Bryce the powers at
Ottawa were finally persuaded to give
then- approval, and. having already beet
ratified by the Senate, the convention be
came a part of the supreme law of the
Wo of the Boundary Convention. -
The boundary waters convention fol
lowed a. more general boundary treaty*
which provided for a commission to
mark clearly and permanently the boun
daries entirely across the continent. '
That work is now being: performed, and
only the short line through Passama
quoddy Bay and Grand Manan Channel
remained the subject of contention. The
final delimitation of this line is accom
plished by means of the convention
signed yesterday, and as far as it is pos
sible to foresee the last occasion for a
boundary dispute with Canada has been
Pursuant to the negotiations conducted
by the American Ambassador to Great
Britain and the Foreign Office, the con
tentions which have menaced the peace
ful relations between America and New
foundland fishermen ever since 1912 an*
to be settled this summer by arbitral
proceedings at The Hague, so that every
thing augers well for the most peaceful
relations between the United States and
its neighbor to the north.
This country, as is known, has award
ed its minimum tariff rates to Canada,
and within the last ten days Mr. Bryc*
has been requested to take up with th»»
authorities at Ottawa, some plan of ne
gotiations looking to closer trade rela
tions with the Dominion.
The eminently useful diplomatic *
relations which have characterized the
tenure of Means. Root and Knox .as
Secretaries of Slate and of Mr. Bryce
as Ambassador from Great Britain augur
well for the future, an.: the signing of
this latest treaty will b<i the occasion
of congratulations to both Mr. Knox and
Mr. Bryce as soon as the fact becomes
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