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THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
NOW 731,000,000 ACRES
Most of This Area Is Situated
West of the Mississippi
River.
TOTAL WITHDRAWALS LARGE
These Amount to 294.000,000
Acres. Including National For
ests, Which Aggregate
About 193,000,000.
irrem r ■ Tribune Barsau I
Washington^ Aug. 14—The vast area of
the public domain, even as it exists to
day will doubtless prove a surprise to
many people, who have a. vague idea that
the public lands of the United States are
pretty well exhausted, and that such as
remain are situated only In the Far "West.
As a matter of fact, there are still ap
proximately ZO,<»a,«» acres of the public
domain, and while most of this area Is
vest of the Mississippi, there is a consid
erable area In s=uch states as Florida. Ala
bama. Mississippi. Michigan and Louisiana.
As a result of the conservation move
ment a considerable portion of 'this area
has been temporarily withdrawn from set
tlement, the total withdrawals exclusive of
email tracts withdrawn for military reser
vations, lighthousa stations, etc., amount
ing to £54,C«0,(»5 acres. The withdrawn area
Includes, of course, the national forests,
*-hich aggregate approximately 193,0f0,Q0Q
aicr*«. of which 65/00 acres are In Pcrto
■tat.
A considerable portion of the- public do
main is unsuitable- for settlement under eat
isting conditions, but the expectation of the
fr ument to reclaim a large area
by means of irrigation Is shown by the fact
that DjBBBjM acres have been withdrawn
pending the application of water from irri
gation projects.
Alaska contributes no small portion of
th« public domain, there being withdrawn
as national forests 25.7»u.<y>0 acres in the
district for forest conservation. All coal
deposits are withdrawn. It Is estimated
that the coal bearing area of Alaska a;-
STegates something like 7.<>SO,oon acres, but.
of course, this includes much coal bearing
strata of too poor ■ quality to be worth
anytMng commercially. The experts of
the Geological Survey have estimated that
such Alaska coal as can be worked Is
vorth about one-half a cent a ton in the
ground— not $1 a ton. as has been recklessly
■BBBOted— laal they refuse to make any esti
mate of the extent of the lodes, which
■*roul<3, of course, retruire the running of
tunnels, bores, etc., in order to make it of
any value. There are some null, how
ever, from which an, exceedingly rough esti
mate of lSJQO&QQOlQOO tons of coal in Alaska
has been made.
469,000 Acres Actually Irrigated.
A year ago the total area to which water
could be supplied by the Reclamation Ser
vice was SS?.000 acres, much of which, of
course, was not a part of the public do
main. Thai area sictwaliy irrigated amount
ed to Ha,eM acres.
All of the unoccupied land in Alabama,
Klorida and states ••eat of the Mississippi
■became the property of the federal povern
roent by purchase and through cession by
The states. All of the territory north of
latitude Cl decrees .north became the na
tional domain by a treaty made at the close
of the Revolutionary War and dated Sep
tember 3, ITST.
Of this territory, that embraced within
the pre?em ■ tea of Ohio. Indiana, Illinois,
Michijran. "Wisconsin. Tennessee. Minnesota
fast oX ih«» Mississippi River, and Alabama
and Mississippi north of the. 31st parallel
of latitude, v . - held by Massachusetts,
<v,r.np<'tirut. \>-.v York. Virginia, North
fc<'arelina. South Carolina and Georgia un-
Jd*»r British grants during Colonial times.
This territory, except Kentucky, was s :r
1 ordered to the tend government at
s-ursequent periods, with certain reserva
tions as to grants already made by these
£ia?€<=. These ceded lands comprised the
public domain until the Louisiana Pur
chase of :«03. By the Louisiana Purchase
the United States acquired all of the drain
ape basin of the Mississippi River west of
that river, and out of which the states of
lowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska, Kan
sas. Oklahoma, and In part Montana* North
Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota. Louisi
ana. Colorado and Wyoming have*been cre
ated.
Pub Domain Increased by Treaties.
Territory embraced within the. states of
Oregon, Washington, Idaho and. Wyoming:,
' ANOTHER
BATHING
GIRL
) The second of a series
of handsome-cover designs
with the
Sunday Magazine
of the
NEW-YORK
TRIBUNE
j; on
I August 21st
BEAUTIFULLY
LITHOGRAPHED
in colors.
! "Stand Si ill and I'll Swim
\ I to You" is the happy caption
i of the picture.
James Montgomery Ha£4
; is the artist.
! With the issue of August
' 28th will come the final two
; figure cover of the series by
; Howard Chandler Christy.
« ORDER TH!
i Sunday Tribune
i IN ADVANCE.
west of the continental dl\i<3-9 and north of
the 4"d parallel of latitude, became a part
of the public domain when the Oregon
tieaty Tilth Great Britain, which fixed the
northern boundary of the T'nlted States
west of the Rocky Mountains, was rati
fied, in :W. The territory embraced with
in the states of California, Nevada. Vtah.
that part Of Colorado west of the conti
nental divide and of Wyoming south of the
42rt parallel and west of the continental
divide, the territory of Arizona und a part
of the territory or New Mexico, were added
to the publ'.c domain by the treaty with
Mexico after the close of the Mexican War,
in IS4B.
A part of the states of Colorado, Wyom
ing. Kansas, Oklahoma and part of New
Mexico wera added to the public domain
subsequent to the annexation of Texas in
1545, when the boundaries of the new state
were fixed In their present locations.
Other acquisitions of territory in large
tracts were those of Florida from Spain
and the Gadsd^n pulbhase. in Southern Ari
zona, from Mexico. These present condi
tions as to land titles in no way differing
from the transfers already referred to.
Title to these vast tracts of public lands
having come to the general government by
one or more of ".he several methods recog
nized both by barbarous and by civilized
and enlightened sovereign states practically
from tho beginning of organized govern
ment, the question of sufficiency may not
be raised. When th's territory was divided
up into states which wore made a part oT
the Onion, the general government did not
cede these lands to such states, but retained
them. It has, however, through laws ro-i
vided by the legislative branch, donated to
the several states, for special public ob
jects, certain specified tract?, such as are
embraced in the school, swamp and other
lands given. The alienation of these tracts
by legislative enactment is the strongest
possible evidence* that the title in them
vested without question in the general gov
ernment.
How Public Domain Is Divided.
The actual Qgures showing 'he area and
location of the public domain on July 1,
190?. are as follows :
Acres.
Alabama 1W.C20
Alaska. 388.016.<W
.*rizona 42.354.438
Arkansas 1.008,364
California 28.614.f1M
Colorado - 24.716,047
Florida -"■ 497..554
Idaho ; 23.1W.50J
Kan6Bs ....- '. 13-5.239
Louisiana vS'7
Michigan 1-J.1.058
Minnesota ~. 1.450.955
Mississippi ».«g
Missouri 12.600
Montana 4 5- 90< MSfi
Nebraska •'••• 2.341.656
Nevada 56,700.371
SCew Mexfav 38.812:890
North Dakota 1.911.051
Oklahoma «j£'!£i
Or«con >. ix.—.i.i***
Fruth Dakota •• S."-.1.9-«J
Ttgh 56.396.414
Washington - *' l ?S's£s
TYiscnrisin 1- " v>
%Vyominß 35.3Pf).2i8
Total T31,3r.4,05l
The figures showing the withdrawals up
to July 1, 1310. and the purposes for which
they have been made, are as follows:
A -res.
,- ,• 72210.393
OP :.V.V."7. "....". 4,626.«K
&&&£!": t,884.11a
VatSTpoveV HtT'IVX
National monuments (approximate!... 1,451,440
name resents 1,506,348
National forests (Including Alaska . mnn^, „_
and Porto Rico) H?5-?2HSI
Reclamation (approximate) __!___
Total 204,237.155,
DROWNS AT ORCHARD BEACH
Water Wings Slip — Brother, At
tempting Rescue, Barely Saved.
Ftajik Martin, sixteen years old. of No.
SSTS Third avenue, and his brother Joseph
left their home yesterday morning and
went to Pelham Bay Park, where they put
on their bathing suits and got into a hired
rowboat. They paddled around for about
an hour, three or four hundred feet from
■shore. When they had tired of this they de
cided to go in sv. imming.
Although neiiher of the boys knew how
to swim, they adjusted water -wings beneath
their arms and jumped overboard. All
alone the shore front, which Is known as
Orchard Heach, a-e many campers, who
ypend the summer months there. There
v.-re t-.vo or three hundred people on the
beach at the time the boys went into the
water.
The boys had been swimming about for a
few minutes when Frank lost his water
v Ings and immediately began to sink.
Joseph, in spite of the fact that be could
not swim a stroke, started to rescue his
brother, who had now gone beneath the
solace for tiie second tim°. As Joseph
struck out to where Frank was struggling
In the watc-r his water wings came loose
and he was almost helpless. Nevertheless
he succeeded in getttag a hold of Frank's
collar, and held his head above sfater -with
one hand, while lie clung to the side, of the
boat with the other.
By this time the volunteer llfesaving
corps on the beach had seen the plight of
the two boys and put out a boat to the
rescue. Ju«-t an the boat left the beach
Joseph beeaaae exhausted and let go his
hold on Frank. The latter sank again and
was canted away by the tide. Joseph was
almost ready to give up the struggle for his
own life when itscued.
A- soon as Joseph had been treated on the
rtnro the sVesavora and the police ol the
City Island Ft;*tion began to drag the bay
for Frank's body. It had not been recov
ered 'it a iate hour last night.
DROWNED WHILE WRESTLING
Two Boys, Close Friends, Found Dead
in a Small Creek.
Philadelphia, Aug. 14. Irvine Shorb. six
; teen years old, and John Dunahan. fourteen
years old. both of Philadelphia, were
drowned to-day in a small creek near New
town Square, Perm.. a few miles from here,
While, it is believed, they were engaged In
a friendly wrestling bout. The finding of
the clothing of the boys on the bank led to
the difceovery of the bodies in a shallow
hole.
It is believed from the condition of the
banks that the boys were wrestling before
going into the water for a swim, lost their
balance and went overboard, and in a
struggle to reach the bank were drowned.
The boys were great friends and were
spending the summer at the country home
of young Shorb's father.
STRICKEN WITH CRAMP, DROWN 3.
IBs Telegraph to Th*> Tribune. 1
Elizabeth, N J.. Aug. 14.-Frederlck
gchank, of this city, was stricken with i
cramp and drowned early to-day in the
Sound off the Central Railroad docks,
where he was In bathing with a com
panion. His companion made a futile ef
fort to save him. The body was not re
covered. Schank was thirty-five jears of
age- and a powerful swimmer. Several per
sons witnessed tho drowning.
BOY DROWNS IN KAISER'S CANAL.
Paul Boar, a two-year-old boy of Krelsb.-
Bnille, Staten Island, was drowned In I
Kaiser's Canal yesterday afternoon In sight !
of hi» father. Paul Sear, sr., engaged a 1
rowlxjat shortly after 2 o'clock and took
his Boa out fur a ride. Whi!*- he was row
ing tho boy leaned too tar over the side of
the boat %ad Ml Into the «aier. The;
father plunged overboard after his son,
who drowned before he could reach him.
Th* boy's body was recovered later.
BOY GUILTY *JF MANSLAUGHTER.
■i. Louis. a. .-. 14.— Clarence u'!ikini<, fif
teen years oil], was convicted of man
slaughter In the fourth degree in the Juven
| ile Court last night. He stabbed Otto Jah
■ rung through the heart in a quarrel over
25 cents lost in a dice game, ['■hnarpf was
acting «4 peacemaker. * _ ,
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, MONDAY. AUGUST 15. !»©•
HOPEFUL IN MARYLAND
Republicans May Elect Ail Six
Congressmen.
SURE OF 3, PERHAPS 5
Dissension Between Governor
Crothers and Senator Smith
— Followers Take Sides.
[Pv T>l»Rrarh to T!i« Tribune 1
Baltimore, Aug. 14.— Owing to dissensions
among Democrats in several Congress dis
tricts the Republicans of Maryland hay«
more than a fighting chance in all six dis
tricts, and seem sure of carrying three, and
probably five, districts. They are certain
of the sth and fith districts, and with the
strong candidacy or A. Lincoln Pryden In
the Ist, or Kastern Shore, district, they
should carry that and the 2d and 3d dis
tricts. There are sharp contests for nom
inations in several districts. Here is a list
of the candidate?:
IST DISTRICT.
H»puh!tcan — A. Lincoln r>ryd*>n.
Democrat — J. Harry Covington.
CD DISTRICT.
Republican — William 3. Baker.
Democrat — J. Fred C Talbotu
3D DISTRICT.
Republican — Charles W. Main.
Democrat Charles P. Coady.
Democrat James A. MoQuaile.
Democrat — James Young.
4TH DISTRICT.
Republican — Addlson E. Mulllkin.
Republican — Charles Steiner.
Democrat — J. Charles IJnthicum.
Democrat James H. Preston.
TiTH DISTRICT.
Republican — Thomas Farran.
l>'!iircrat — Enos Ray.
Democrat — Charles H. Stanley.
OTII DISTRICT.
Reputllcan — George A. Pearre.
Republican — Brainard H. Warner, Jr.
Republican — Alexander Hagner.
Republican — Gist Blair.
Democrat — David Lewis.
Representative Gill, Democrat, In the
4th. and Representative Kronmlller. Re
publican. In the 3d. both districts included in
Baltimore city, have withdrawn, the former
because of ill health and party opposition
and the latter because of business interests.
Congressman Pearre, in the 6th, has a hard
right on his hands, but his friends are con
fident of his renominatlon and re-election.
At a conference of representative Eastern
Shore Republicans a few days ago the
nomination was offered to A. Lincoln Dry
den, of Somerset County, and he accepted
it. In eloquence and campaign energy Mr.
Dryden has few superiors In the state. He
is the idol of the oystermen, of Chesa
peake Bay and Its tributaries, because he
has championed their cause on every occa
sion, and In him they know they have a
true and tried friend. As a member of the
House of Delegates in IS9O, and again in
1902, and as a member of the State Senate
in IS9S and IS9B, he resisted every encroach
ment on the oystermen's rights and advo
cated every measure designed to advance
their interests and to add more remuner
ation to their occupation.
In administration circles In Washington, i
as well as in party councils in his state,
Mr. Dryden occupies a high place. He has
been successively Deputy Collector of the
Fort of Baltimore, United States Sub-
Treasurer and Collector of the Port of Crls
field. He is a warm friend and earnest sup
porter of President Taft.
Not only are the Eastern Shore Republi
cans In excellent fighting condition and
well organized, but they will be aided by
Democratic dissensions. Already there are
evidences of ill feeling between Governor
Grotbers and United States Senator John
Walter Smith and their respective, follow
ers. Mr. Covington, who will be renoml
nated by the Democrats, Is a friend of
Senator Smith. His re-election would,
therefore, be another feather in Senator
■ Smith's cap. While Governor Crothers's
friends will vote for Mr. Covington, they
■will not overexert themselves in his be
half.
That there Is a strong: Republican senti
ment on the Eastern Shore has been dem
onstrated by the election of the late .Dr.
Isaac A. Barber in 1596. the election of W.
H. Jackson in 1900, and his re-election in
1902 and again in lSufi by large majorities.
The Republicans will he. aided this year by
a small ballot. There will be probably
only three names, and certainly not more
than four, on the ballot— hence there Is less
likelihood of confusion in the minds of
illiterate voters.
Democrats on the Eastern Shore, as well
as elsewhere in the state, will be placed
on the defensive in the coming campaign
by their record in the Legislature last win
ter and by their shortcomings in other di
rections. They have alienated a large part
of their followers among oystermen by
legislation inimical to the oystermen's in
terests. They have angered hundreds of
conservative Democrats by their "trick"
ballots and other questionable election
practices.
Ex-Congre«sman William B. Baker will
i be the Republican nomine© In the 2d Dis
trict and may be depended upon to make
it interesting for J. Fred C. Talbott, the
Democratic "boss" in Baltimore County.
He defeated him once before, and there is
i no reason why he should not duplicate the
1 performance this time. His popularity
throughout the district is undiminished, and
he is as capable of representing his con
stituents to-day as he was when elected
some years ago.
Of the election of Thomas Parran, in the
sth District, there is no doubt. It matters
little whom the Democrats place in the
field, their candidate will surely be de
feated. Conductor Smith saw the hand
writing on the wall when he withdrew. in
many respects he was the strongest candi
date the Democrats could have nominated,
for the reason that he had the support of
a:i element in this city which no other can
didate can count upon. There Is absolutely
no di.saffection In the local wards and the
Republican nominee will receive the usual
majority. The conditions in the counties
are also wholly satisfactory, and the only
county in which the Democrats can hope
to make any showing is Howard. All oth
er* will give Parran a large majority.
TRIES TO PLEASE CUSTOMER
Wife Loses Temper — Shoe Dealer Loses
Sale. Patron and Liberty.
Vincenzo Simonettl, a mild looking Ital
ian, who lives with his wife, Rosina, at No.
j 1444 Boston Road, is inclined to believe
I that a man is master of his house and
also of his shop, and that If his wife has
aggrieved him he should chastise her. This
is what Simonetti told Magistrate Breen, In
the Morrisania court, where he was brought
to answer his wife's complaint.
According to Simonetti, he is proprietor
of a shoe store. Saturday night women
customers were in the place and he was at
tending them. He said that he was fitting
shoes on the women when his wife, who
1 was standing by, suddenly accused him of
being too particular about the fit of the
shoes and struck him in the face. He add
ed that his wife also Insulted the customer,
thereby causing him to lose a sale.
After listening to Simonettl's story Mag
istrate Breen was not quite sure that Simon
etti had any right to beat his wife, and
held him in $300 bail for further examina
tion.
'
MARINE DIES PLAYING BASEBALL.
Charleston. S. <'■ Aug. 11.-Sherman K.
Rott, a bugler in tiia United States Marina
Corps, stationed at the Charleston Navy
Yard, dropped dead yesterday just after
crossing the home plate in a game of base
ball between the navy yard team and a
team from the army post on Sullivan's
Island. Heart {allure was the c»uae. y. i
NEW LABOR PARTY BORN
First Since George Campaign,
and Covers All Boroughs.
PLATFORM ASKS REFORMS
Wants Municipal and National
Ownership and Operation and
Many Other Things.
N'ptv York City b?s a brand new labor
party, and Its platform and declaration of
principles were made public last evening.
It is the first municipal labor party in this
city since the Henry George campaign of
ISSfi. when the United I^abor Party vras
formed. The organization, which !g to be
known as the Federated Labor Party of
New York, takes in all five boroughs of
the greater city. The new party had its
Inception at a meeting of r rorrlinPnt 1: ' r '° r
men at No. 249 East 57th street, itfl present
headquarters, on July '-> : -
Among those who attended were some
well known delegates of the Central Fed
erated Union. The proposition to form
the new political organization was well re
ceived and organization was effected with
James H. Hatch, chairman of the New
FOI* Building Trades Council, as presi
dent: Edward U Hann&B, general secre
tary of the International Union of Pavers,
Rammermen. Bridge and Curb Fetters, as
secretary-treasurer, and ' Joseph Healey.
president of the Central Federated Union,
as chairman of the committee on organiz
ation. Thomas Meehan, chairman of the
Manhattan Board of Business Agents, acted
a= chairman of the committee on platform.
The organizers made this statement yes
terday:
The Federated Labor party haVerirplled
in its membership up to date most, it not
all. of the prominent labor men at »ew
York City, and they intend to cany on a
progressive plan of organization. with the
object of organizing every Ass-enibl> dis
trict within the boundary of New "iork Cuj
for the purpose of agitating the principles
as set forth in the constitution and plat
form, so that they will be in a position to
nominate and elect candidates who win
support the principles of the Federated
Labor party, and, therefore, protect the
Interests of labor. Labor men who are
qualified to till the various offices to be
voted for in the fall ejection shall be given
the preference over all other candidates.
The following is the platform of the new
party:
First— We demand the rigid and impartial
enforcement of the following and all other
labor laws now on the statute book: The
eight hour and prevailing rate of wages
law; the child labor law: the compulsory
education law; the law relating to contract
prison labor; a law to be enacted by the
Legislature prohibiting the introduction of
prison made goods into this state from other
states: the law requiring sanitary inspec
tion of all mines, tunnels, workshops and
dwellings; the law requiring the payment of
wages in lawful money; the employers' lia
bility law; the compensation law.
Second— We demand the enactment of
legislation, state or national, as may be
appropriate and necessary which will ac
complish the following desirable ends:
Ownership and operation by municipali
ties, state or national, of all public utili
ties and the enactment of a law establish
ing a municipal Ice plant; the establish
ment of postal savings banks; the estab
lishment of a postal express: passage of a
law by Congress prohibiting the use of the
injunction process in labor disputes; pas
sage of a national eight-hour law: aboli
tion of the Electoral College, and direct
nomination anil election of President, Vice-
President, United States Senators, judges
and all elective officers: extension of the
provisions of the employers' liability laws
and the compensation laws, so as to in
clude within their provisions all classes of
employment; ballot reform that will dis
pense with the cumbersome ballot now in
use: to establish universal transfers on all
surface railroads within the city of New
York.
The present plan of selecting candidates
for public office by the dominant political
parties of this state is obsolete in the ex
treme, and candidates so selected cannot
be considered as the choice of the people
whom they are supposed to represent. The
great army of the workingmen voters who
are in the majority and decide all elections,
have little or no representation in the gov
ernment at our city, and are. therefore
without the representation that is justly
theirs, because of the tact that the candi
dates are selected with a view of preserv
ing all other interests but those of the
working class.
Therefore, a. united labor party, com
posed of all workingmen voters, is neces
sary for the purpose of protecting the in
terests and welfare $tf the toilers of this
great city. We invite the co-operation and
support of all citizens who believe in hon
est and efficient public officials who will
enforce the laws with equal justice to cap
ital and labor.
There shall be a general committee, com
posed of two members from each Assem
bly district organization. This committee,
shall constitute the general committee and
governing body of the Federated Labor
party, in which shall rest and be reposed
all the powers of this organization.
NEBRASKA POLITICS LIVELY
County Option Issue Leading
Factor in Active Canvass.
Omaha, Aug. .l4.— The state-wide primaries
of all the political parties represented in
Nebraska will be held next Tuesday. The
campaign for nominations on the Republi- i
can and Democratic tickets has been spir
ited and the candidates numerous.
The temperance issue as involved in th«
proposition to substitute county option for
the present local option law has split both
parties and the situation has been further
complicated by "insurgency" among the
Republicans and the personality of Will
iam J. Bryan in the Democratic party.
Full state and county tickets are to be
nominated, as well as candidates for mem
bers of Congress, anVj under the "Oregon
plan" party candidates for United States
Senator to succeed Senator Elmer J. Bur
kett will be chosen.
The question of county option was
brought before both state platform conven
tions. Although opposed by most of the
leaders of the "regular" faction of the
party, it was adopted by a large majority
Of the Republican delegates. On the other !
hand, in spite of the vigorous support of \
Mr. Bryan the Democratic convention de
clared against it.
The contest for the Democratic indorse
ment for United States Senator has been
most vigorous between Gilbert M. Hitch
cock, at present Congressman from the
2d (Omaha) District, and Richard L. Met
calf. editor of Mr. Bryan's paper. Willis
Reed is also a candidate.
For the Republican Senatorial Indorse
ment there are live candidates, Elmer J.
Burkett, the present incumbent, and C. O.
"VVhedon, of Lincoln, being regarded as the
leaders.
For the nomination for Governor the
Democrats have two candidates, the pres
ent Governor, Ashton C. Shallenberger.
and James C. Dahlrnan, the "Cowboy"
Mayor of Omaha. Unalterable opposition
to county option is Dahhnan's slogan, while
ShaMenberger ' takes a more conciliatory
position, agreeing to sipn such a bill if
passed by the Legislature. There aro three
Republican candidates for tl>.s honor, but
their campaign has been made more on
personal grounds.
- Congressmen John A. Maguire. Democrat;
James P. Latta, Democrat, and George \V.
rCorris, insurgent Republican, have no
opposition in their own parties. Congress
man Moses P. Kinkald, Kepubllcati, has a
fight on hand for the nomination. Con
gressmen Hitchcock and Hinshaw are seek
ing renomlnation.
MORE HELP TO FIGHT FIRES.
.Washington, Auk. m. ,a call for addi
tional help to light in.- forcst'iires in tlie
Hocky Mountains reached *••*•' Fort-st Ser
vice to-day. The situation in the- CoWilUj
National Forest, in Northern Washington,
on the Canadian border, had grown very
bad. Additional assistance w:is urgently
requested. < ;,:i- r il , Wood, chief <>\ staff
of the army, last night ordered troops to
proceed 1., Republic, a town within >■:.'.
iftisch of the reserve, and It i» hoped by
tli»: ofikials thai they will l>«? able to meet
the situation. M is estimated that the bo'
ernment now has live ihuiiscinU u>cu flghl
ing forest fires. ;.v; .v- v,
I CORINTHIANS IN KEEN RACES
i Enter Open Regatta of Jamaica
Bay Yacht Club.
In a leaden haze that hung over the water
like a pall, ths Corinthians, of the Yncht
Racing Association of Jamaica Bay. raced
for the championship points in the open re
gatta of the Jamaica Bay Yacht Club yes
terday. Sail and motor boats made up the
different classes, and although the day was
not particularly good for the wind jam
mers, all the divisions had interesting races.
The sailing craft were divided into a ;
sloop, : a ' cabin cat and an open catboat
class. All the divisions went from the
starting line off the Jamaica Bay Yacht
Club to a can buoy near Roekaway Inlet,
then to a mark in Broad Channel and then
home. The wind was southwest, and light .
throughout. E. W. Welles's Tomboy was the
; winner among. the sloops.. The first of the
cabin catboats to arrive, was J. Anderson's
Elvira, and the Vision, the property of I. X- j
Fitzmaurice. i
The motor b;ats went three times around
a smaller triangle within Jamaica Bay. The
course was from the starting line off the
clubbhouse to a mark off Smelts B?x. thence
to a mark in Broad Channel and then
; horn*. The Molly O. the property of I. ,
Owens, was the winner among the hunting
cabin boats. On cqrrecttd time the Vixen,
which belongs to W. Roe. took the prize
for open launches, and in the same way the
Eckford was the winner among the stand
ing cabin boats.
The summery follows:
SLOOPS— B:2O— COURSE, in MILES.
Elapsed Corrected
time. time
Yacht and owner. HM S. I'M •£■
Tomboy. K. W. \\>lies 2:07 10 -.ob.4>
Marion. W. Penz • r*.' { .4. 4 . « t^w
Kismit. .1. W. Wheeler...'. I >i-i not finish.
CABIN CATBOATS^STABT. S^V-COURSE. 10
Klvin,. J. And P r,on. 5U - L ..V... 2:3*00 2:38:00
I'apita. C. W. I'ape 2:40:20 2:40:20
OPEN CATBOATS-STABT. 3:J»~COimSR M
Siren. C A Martin h: W.^ 2:22:30 2:=2:3«
Vision, G. E. Fitzmaurice 2:l4:<X> 2:08:00
STANDING CABIN LAUNCHES -START, S:»
— COURSE, lO'.s MILES. '
j Seated, C. K. eeverin 1:32:00 1 :32:00
Ho, Pit. M. B. Nicholson 1|36|30 136:30
Charlotte. A. MrPhee. .- I : , l : >:30 , « ,k ' ,
Flirt, H. J. Johnson....-- Did not finish.
HUNTING CAHiN UAtTNCHBg -IT.iP.T. 3:40—
COTRSR 1"'-' Wr.RS
Mr.liv O . I. Owens ! : l?i2 firrS
Onwir4 J- A. still .' :"» ..' ,1
Touna. J. Haab 1:34:44 1:23:4*
OPEN LAUNCHES— START. 3:4O— COUBSE.
10-3 MILES.
Vixen. W. Roe ljsgj|» 0x5:32
Fulton. J. Bssler l;l»:20 1:1520
Julie X.. A. Krltt«... ; . }'%;■£ ' 12-5"
Antoinette, H. H*'.T. a i! a 'r lS rhaar: 1 : rJ'?Z 1 ,-M M
Marie Louise. H. J. Lanrhaar. 1:22:45 .21-01
Anna Grace. A. -Oyde 3d?iS « liT
11. E. XV:; J. IT. Watson Did not flnisn.
to CHOOSE cup Defender
Elimination Races for Motor ,
£ -.-ts Begin To-day.
Fiv- »i ie fastest motor boats in *the J
country vyill fae-, the starter at 3 o'clock,
to-day in the first of a series of three-day j
elimination races to determine the three |
fastest boats, which will be selected by the j
committee of the Motor Boat Club of Amer
ica, of which- Charles P. Tower is chair
man, to defend the International British
Trophy in the race at Larehmont on Au
gust "20. The boats entered are the Dixie 11.
the Restless, the Hurrp, the R. G. K.
and the Skimmer. The Hurry and the-
Skimmer are hydroplanes, and are reported
j to be very fast.
Statrlng from the houseboat Xajme,
which Is anchored off the Chateau dcs
Beaux-Arts, from where an unobstructed
view of the course is to be had, the boats
will race over a triangular course of three
laps a total of twenty miles. l.Ant Satur
day, w.hile the express yacht tenders ware
racing for the Bustaanohy cup. the Restless
went over the course, and while no time
was taken it was estimated that -she was
makiny close to thirty-eight miles an hour.
The race, of the express yacht tenders
was very close. At no time during the
race were the boats more than five lengths
apart. Albert E. Smith"s Edith II won
by four lengths from J. Stuart Blaekton'a
Vila. The boats covered the course at the
rate of twenty-two miles an hour. A
large number of yachts are anchored off
ths Cnfttea'j, near the starting line.
PLANS FOR TRIAL RACES
Sonders for German-American
Contest to Sail at BuzzarcTs Bay.
The regatta committee of the Eastern
Yacht Club, having in charge the ar
rangements for the German-American
Sonder class trial races, announces that
there is no truth In the report that the
Buzzard/s Bay course has been nbandor»ed.
The races are to take place there on Sep
tember 3. 6 and 9.
Buzzard's Bay. was selected for the trials
in the belief that its winds and waters
were more like those to be encountered at
Kiel, the bay being much more shallow
than Massachusetts Bay at Marrdehead,
and the winds as a rule much heavier.
There is now a lively class of Sonder
boats owned in Buzzard's Bay, and they
arc- being raced persistently by some of the
best small-yacht sailors on the coast, in
cluding R. W. Emmons, 2d. who has twice
won the Astor cup for sloops off Newport,
and J. Lewis Stackpole, who sailed the
Spokane on the American team at Kiel in
1801
The time of the trials — the first week in
September— is not a convenient em ' 1
all the crews, owing to the demands of
business. It Is expected, however, that the
cream of the fleet from both bays will be
repf( rented. The first race- on Septem
ber 3— will be started at 11 a. m. There \\ ;M
be several races on that day and such
following days as may l>e necessary to
mak(=> a choice.
No definite starting point Is named. Some
of the boats will be quartered at the Sip
pican Yacht Club, at Marion, which is the
home float of several, and others will berth
:u the Beverly Yacht Club, at Wing's
Keck, on the east side of the bay. The
committee will steam out each day to a.
point clear of all obstructions and lay ■
course. The first race will be three miles
to windward or leeward and return, and
the next around a triangle two miles to a
hide.
The boats will be sailed in divisions until
sufficient data have, been obtained to war
rant elimination of the slower ones, when
the fleet will bo combined. The races will
be under the direction of the Eastern
Yacht Club's regatta committee. Entries
1 lose on August - lr > at the office of Henry
Howard, No. iV? Broad street. Boston.
BEST CRUISE IN YEARS
New York Yacht Club Members
Return from Annual Run.
Yachtsmen who returned to New York
yesterday from Newport spoke enthusias
tically regarding the cruise of (he New
York Vac! Club, just ended. The owner
of one of the sloops that took part in the
squadron runs from port to port said last
night:
"While the fleet was not as large as In
some years, the racing was better. I'm
sure Commodore James and his officers are
to be congratulated on the* success which
attended their efforts. 1 regard the cruise
of 1910 as one of the best in the history of
the club, both from a racing and a social
Btandpoint."
Cornelius Vanderbllt'B Go-foot sloop Au
rora won th« most coveted prizes during
the cruise. She started six times, and won
three thsts and three seconds. These In
cluded both '■"• Astor Cup for Bjosjasi and
the King's Cup, Mr. Vanderbilt is in
Europe, but he was notified by cable; of the
Aurora's victories by William Butler Dun
can, jr., who is ttalllng the yacht In his
absence. F. P. Dwaalar'a schooner, thu
Klniiria, won the Astor Cup tor schooners.
She also won the Commodore's Cup tho
Vice-Commodore's Cup and the Rear Com
: mod ore' H <*up for schooners, «i>»> the Alum
ni Association United States Nuvy Cup.
Morton F. Plant's new Herresnof! sloop.
the Bhimna, was also a «i>od winnt-r. She
won 'i ■• Commodore's and the Vice-Coin-
lore's cups for sloops. i. h. Ford's
Katrlmi won the Commodore's Cup la the
eeevnd. division of schoonera.
SAVES MONEY FOR CITY
Correction Department Sends in
Budget for Next Year.
ACTUAL DECREASE $2,776
But Commissioner Points to Im
provements That Will Econ
. omize Later.
Commissioner Whitney of the Department
of Correction, in making: up his budget esti
mate foe 1310. which has been received br
the Finance Department, reduces "»
amount allowed to his department this
year by $2,779. Under law last McClellaii
administration the annual appropriations
for the department jumped from $305,657 ■
l£o6 to H. 273.574. which was voted last Oc
tober for the current year.
The amount aske<l for by rbmnH»«?«on*»r
Whitney for next year is $1,270,371- It la ex
peeteel that this amount may be reduced
still further on analysis by the Bureau of
Municipal Investigation and Statistics.
A saving of 54» - ..0»i5 has been ma/1* in th
estimate for general supplies. This ha*
been made by close parin? all along the
line; for instance. »■"■ has been cut from
coal and $400 fr».m telephones.
Th^ estimate for manufacturing: supplies
has been increased by $i>,ooo to 5100.0 ft). but
this. It Is believed, will result in a savins
to the city in the end, as th« plant will be
able to turn out supplies for the various
departments much cheaper than they can
be purchased elsewhere.
Plant for Brush Spindles.
For Instance, It la planned to equip th<*
plant for refilling; the brush spindles for the
sweeping machines of the Street Cleanln?
Department. There are some two thousand
of these spindles which have to be rattled
on an average of once a week. This plant
will be able to fill them fnr $11 each, where
as it would cost about $15 each in a regu
lar factory- The budget estimate eoes on
to say:
'•It Is also Intended' to DM part of the
$100,000 requested for th» manufacturing
plant in providing increased facilities for a
greater number of prison workmen. There
are about three hundred men at present
employed in the plant, and it is planned to
double this total. Th*» plant makes all th»
Iron beds and bedsprings used in the Police
and Fire departments and also in the city
jails, prisons and in the penitentiary itself.
All the clothing worn by the prisoners and
workhouse inmates is manufactured.
Shoes are made for the city hospitals
and carpet slippers are manufactured for
free distribution in the city charities and
the workhouse. Stockings al?o are manu
factured and hair brooms and brushes.
Keen Rivalry Among Convicts.
"There is keen business rivalry between
the penitentiary manufacturing plant and
the plant operated by the convicts in the '
Sing Sin« prison. The penitentiary prison
ers pride themselves that they turn out
boots superior to those made in Sing Sing,
and at present the two prisoner factories
are in competition for the sale of these
boots to the various city and state depart
ments using them. Many pairs of the shoes
manufactured In the Blackwell's Island
penitentiary are given to prisoners dis
charged from the island."
The Commissioner says he needs addi
tional money to prevent trouble among the
cooks.
"Four cooks are employed in the depart
ment." he says, "and, in keeping with the
present day tendency of all cooks, they
have refused to work longer for 5430 a year.
They demand $600. and the Commissioner of ;
the department states in his estimate that I
trouble can be avoided only by granting !
their request." i
Despite the decrease in the departmental
estimate, there is an Increase in the num
ber of prisoners in th*> penitentiary on
Blackwell's Island and in the workhouses.
Acting Mayor Mitch**! has sent a request
to the head of each department, asking him
to j.-ive his personal attention to the prepa
ration of his exhibits for the budget exhibit
to be held in October, and to do everything
in his power to make it a success.
CONFESSES OLD TRAIN WRECK
Sailor Says He Aided in Causing Fatal
Disaster in 1903.
""Portland, Ore., Aug. 14— M. Gernbrush.
a sailor arrested August 2. to-day, made a '
confession of his part in the wreck of a !
Santa Fe train near Fowler, Col., in 100G, i
In which one person was killed and thirty- f
five injured.
Gernbrush said thai it was the expecta
tion of the gang of which he was a mem
ber to secure a shipment of JSo.OOO supposed
to be on the train. After dynamiting the j
express car It was found the-^money chest I
held practically nothing. '
To a d t ay f/amtA*
Third Week of the
August Furniture Sale
Long ago before an August sale of furniture was
heard of, over in the city of Philadelphia, the Wana
maker store inaugurated such a sale. That is all ancient
history. The trail of the furniture sale now extends
from Alaska to Key West.
But the Wanamaker sale was the ORIGINAL SALE
And some people like originals.
Today, we begin the third week of thb AMQatt Furniture Sail
of 1910. You probably know that we bought $97,000 c bedrodft
dining-room and library furniture from a good company in *^ r^°
Rapids, which exclusively builds good furniture. Colonial a>"
French Period bedroom furniture are largely represer:eJ.
Another extraordinarily fine collection ot hi^h-grade parlor an*
library suites came from a splendid furniture factory in New Yori
Each of these purchases is selling at a third less than our usu*
prices would be in other months than August, and wciemember off
arithmetic while we say this — carefully.
But more than this.
We have taken every piece of furniture on our three Ga'-^S
and in the House Palatial — our own standard ail-the-year mrmtuft.
please remember — and have marked it at different reductions tr<*
our own regular prices, varying from 10 to 50 per cent.
On each piece of furniture are two ta=;s. On one is our regula*
price. On the other is the special August price. We be- 'eve tte
furniture is the best to be had at the regular price. We take pr**
in offering it to New York at the special August price i
We never made preparations so great r.or so thorough tor 3fif
previous sale, and the results have more than justified our nians *•»
expectations.
sth and 7th Galleries. New Suilai^S- ,
Formerly /f//77// /ffti/f AOJ > Fourth Avenue} |
AT. Stewart &Co {JfjUAl^if Eighth to Tenth **
Don't Let a Dollar
Stand Between You
and a Good Act
}.f.ik« your dollar take a -warn. ,^1
tenement mother and three fhlllS.
to S«-;i Breeze" for at least on«> li? 5
cool, restful day. S3 takes a m-C
of twenty. $100 gives to 499^?
day of their lives." •*
Hundreds on our waiting list
K. 5. "•■•"■ Less.. Rcosi 212. x<v <jb
East ._• !*:.. New York. ' *?*
&. Y. ASSO'TATIOS "^TI IITPR.-Sv^a.
THE rONDITTON OK THE POOR.
R. FULTON CTnrrNG. Pi^^l^b,
BODY IN BARREL, PETRIFIES
Infant Thought to Have Di&j
Seven Years Ago.
The body of an infant turned to j^
was found yesterday in the coal bin at J
Brooklyn apartment lately vacate* ■
Stephen Base, a waiter, and the EaaV
now held at the Ralph avenu-s Bt4{^
pending a further examination. Th^ J
Itttle to connect Buw with the cas«, ,«
the charge against him is vagrancy. hfc
thought the body had lain ua4tacin^M
for seven years.
Buse lived for seven year 3at No. 12$^
art avenue, WUliamsburg. His wife <«*„
August 3, and two days lat*r the k^Z,
moved to No. Cvl Evergr**»-n treat
Mrs. Mary Tripart. janiror at the '*'*wm\
avenue house, was cleaning yesterday tv
she found the body of the infant in as*
caso at th*- bottom of a harreL .tj^
woman screamed and ran •-■ the ••-*•♦ J
Patrolman Halligan came up. He ei^
an ambulance from Bushwick :i '«MaJ
and Dr. Jayne *aid that the body*,,'
petrified. A New York newspaper ■■ rapjj
about the bod was dated February »j
MM, and this is supposed to correspeg
with the dare on which, the child ms m
into the "barrel.
Bus* was arrested, but denied an ksrajj
edge of the affair. Finally, under presc»j
he admitted that the suit case --Mat
Coroner Glennin had the body seat h^
morgue. It is said that the date of tk
newspaper is near the thna when - ,■
moved into the Stewart av»ni? house. :
HORSELESS VEHICLES m
Auto Rams Pushcarts and CU
Is Hurt — Three Arrests.
Three arrest?, the slight injury <sf 3jJ
and a raid on ice cream, cake and aasj
by a group of boys were incidents <)f J
accident yesterday when an automobile V
longing to Alexander Pelli. of No. 5? «;«
117 th street, ran into two pushcart?.
Mr Pelli was driving hi? actorai&r,. t
112 th street and Fifth avenue, .-•- -i^vn:
side of the street, it was say. Just at is
point two pushcart venders wers ~tiHa,|
into the avenue. The autornobil* is
struck the cart of Herman Jeny, of N"». :«
Fifth avenue, and Jeny*s cart i'uroprtai
that of John Zuccelo, of No. 203 East lEa
street.
As Z •:•'.-"!..■- cart careened it fc:t 3d
Violet Greenbaum, of No. 57 "West lia
street. The grirl became hysterical asdiai
to be treated by Dr. Gold.-?: of Nat Z
West 113 th street. Then the rr.araai«
army of boys got busy.
Patrolman Ilauser. of the East W&\
street station, arrested Fe'li and the Oil
pedlers. Pelli was charged with dnvfsjla
car on the wrong side of the- street aai*
pushcart men were charged with ie2rs
without licenses.
AUTOMOBILE KILLS BOY.
IBy Tclc^r-ajh to Th» twa*.]
Paterson. N. J.. Aug. 11.— An " -"-t 4'4 '
boy. about fourteen years old. was kflW
to-day on Broadway, opposite tine Unite-
House, by an automobile driven by Dr. 1.
P. Ekings, of this city. The boy • viridtei
on a bicycle in front of the automobile. Dt
Ekings tried to pa??, ana as he sw«rve4 si
the rear wheel of the car struck the ticjA
throwing th« lad. violently to Ha brfci
pavement. He was taken to the Gescs
Hospital, where ha died.
I NINETEEN ON SINKING LAUSCS
; Texans . Have Narrow Escape fro
Drowning in Bronx Park.
A party •" vtsitirsc Texans sad s**ir*
other persons were in grave •■a* *"*
the launch Albatross came near founding
hi ■feean Park Lake yesterday iena»
The boat struck a submerged ■ r.« k«-"j
i the Fordham entrar.ee. and a, hole wafas*
in her bottom. There were nineteen
launch, and some of them mislit ■"••>•
drowned had not Captain Frank rt * i *
master of the craft, ran her ashore atea*
In the Texan party were John J- ftt
Miss Ellen Kortl cop iliss sally r>< **
Georse McDonald and, the P-ev. Etfn*
latter. J. A- Henmessy, of No. U3» Ji*
son avenue. TIM Brorvx. and Miss '• : - rIS
Youtsey. of Orange. X. J.. were ahso aboa^-

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