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ADRIANCE TALKS VALUES Says All Jewels Held by Customs Men Cost Less than $10,000. EVERYTHING EXAGGERATED Lace Shawl, Charged at 000, Cost Only $80 — "In a Some what Delicate Position." f By TrKsraph to Th€ Tribune.! Poughkeepsie, K. V., Aug. SO.— The valua tion Of HXMH placed by the customs ofTi cisls on the jewelry taken from Mr.". I. i Jlrynolds adrtaoac when F*e nrrive.l at New York on the WhHo Star Ihwr Baltic Sunday Is grossly exaggerated, said Mrs. , Advance's husband thf* afternoon. The total valuation of all the jewelry, he in atataf. was not over JIO.OOO, exclusive of the ' necklace. I ■Mt, Hits ice ar.d myself have gone ih:ough the list, have recalled the. pur- 1 ibase of many articles, and estimate that ; the value of these goods will approximate : about $10.«00. exclusive of the necklace." Hi Adrian said. There Is on" item thai the, appraisers of the Custom House, have fixed ■ valuation or. that is at least twenty times the pur chase price. And this seems but a striking Illustration of the methods by which the i tremendously exaggerated valuation of the tot«l has been arrived at. "I realize that I am in a somewhat dell cite position, and do not desire to make any statement relative to this matter at this time: r.or do I care to speak of the pro ct-rdings still pending. "It is not pleasant, nor fas It fair to me or to Bay family, to have this matter so gross ly exaggerated, and then to have It pub lished at such length in th« newspaper* "For this reason 1 am glad to correct the Impression that has gone forth from "he <'ustom I o ise and to make it clear that ihe valuation of the goods that -were in the possession of my -wife, and daughter -when they landed in New York was $10,830 at ho most, exclusive of the necklace, instead of | r. "That ninety-nine out of every hundred nomen hring in little pieces of jewelry a* ,r | Mrs. Adriance hi the opinion of people in our circle." said Mr. II ill lain c "They 'do not intend to be smugglers. "That dog collar which Ihe officiate said ; -was -worth $20,000 is really -worth only $".000. That -was purchased in New York. That Fhawl -which they value at $3,000 is worth > v "- The diamond ring -which they f-ay has a Ftone -weighing nearly throe carats -weighs only a fraction more than ■' a carat. It was my -wife's engagement r;ng. I' save it to her thirty-eight years iigo and. paid IS! for it. I was a young ' man and it pinched mo hard to pay for it 1 then. "All of the jewelry found on my wife '*nd daiighter was purchased in this coun try more than three year« ««ro This doe?" ; not include the peariv The mesh bag found on my daughter was purchased i abroad, but it was a trifling thing, and she Imply overlooked it when she made her declaration. "The officials took the ladies' letter of credit and express orders as well as their <-ash. We have placed the whole matter in the hands of our attorney. and he will look after the legal end of the case. My ■wife feels that she baa already been pun ished enough by the unpleasant notoriety v. hich baa resulted." BfTOhorated tier hus- I • i leaaeat, HOLDING ADRiANCE JEWELS Seizure Affects $15,000 of the $115,000 Involved. Tiif- seals on ih» package and bag in Surveyor Henry's safe containing the J\<lr;ance jfrwelry were not broken by the custom? officials yesterday. These re lertacles, M'i i fi oontmt.* valued at «K»V*v>. •*»ill not even lx> appraised tltiteSß Mrs. T. Reynolds Adrlance cannot prove its pur r!)a^ in this country^ Tiie ■■ SM worth of trinkets areiath«cnstody of the Collector. Tx is on ih* 1 charge of smuggling those that Hi \ ■:,<■ p is under bail. TV>fnr*» Special I>ppnty Surveyor Smyth ih*> effort to j' rove panel of the gr^at I of the • .■>'.■ in this country will be irrndo to-niorrow. •■\\f crtll not mak<» a move In the case r.or," Mr. Smyth.said. "There Is no charge j«-=arding the $3"'W r i ipoti of jewelry, but ■we must l>e satisfied that we will be justi fied in •■ ■:!- ■■■ In as personal property bought here. There is no disposition to hurry the rase. Mrs. Adriance will have juiipie time to "show us.* " Th«" jewrelry stoi^e wh^re the valuables t\f;e said tn have hern bought was \isited -■<««.< et,iay by representatives of the .\<in ane" family. Tli*tb will J»p a ranpackiug or pa]M*rs nd a s«»arcViii;g of hooks of record, for every .-.- Ftore k(. : - an .-, •,ra'< ri account of its sales, with the description of each ... of Jewelry sold. The same active t <>f papers occurred in the • •;.- ian-" hfimr. Yh*re v.as ijfiibins: novel about "the tip f:«m ahioad that Mrs. Adrlance had bought a r^-ai'l necklace, i' was .>-aid at the Custom Ifnuse yesterday. In every city in Europe tfi*re is an arrangement ■with Secret Be* vie* r-pents. many of whom are in the employ of firms or jwrsons dealing in precious stones, set and iinset, to inform the customs authorities ( .n this country of purchases f.r..n*- -a rertain figure. But for that ar rangement smuggling -would be compara tlvely easy, it mm* said. - the failure to find the Adrlance party on the. SJauretania on Thursday the publication of the facts of the raid alarmed the <-yrtom«; cfficialp greatly. They were sure that Mrs. Adriance must then b<» or the steamship Baltic, and there •was not a customs official •.>."•■.. did not fe;u that a wireless nifss^c? containing the -.;ovy -would r>e hashed to the Incoming "IVlsit*- Star liner and give a •warning that vou!d make the discovery of the pearl i,ri-h!ai'p Impossible. It proved to tve. diffi cult enough as it »»?. But the message did not fro oi>t. <"o]]cctrir Loeb, in view of the recent nu merous seizures, has been commenting on leport* of several weeks ago that he was letting up <>n smugglers. WATCHING FOR SMUGGLERS "U. S. Customs Service Keeping a Keen Eye on the Canadian Border. Washington. Aug. 30.— SeiTel agents • ' the l*nite<l States Customs Service art* v.-«tf !:ing foe <"a:iadian gateways of tran - jiihntii' ti'avr! for ■ ■ who have l«--'-t) frightened away fr<»m the port of N'-w York by lhc rigid custom? inspection and t!i« notable seizures of the last lew ■ Se<-r«-t ad\i'fs of Jewels and other valu alJe articles bought In Europe by Amer icans Brc usually in th» hands of tbo cijs tonis s»»t-\-j«~^. VaJuables traced on tho "V.irr Bide from tli«» time- tboy bought a\f failed in wmc istan<-«i lately to turn t :• :ti N'«-v York on ... and the itetiftctivea suspect tliey arc l>< ing brouxbt in by way ■•; Mrtntt*>al and Quebec. Tin 1 ■natch on the norihcrn border will be very l.een. SENTENCE SUGAR MEN SEPT. 10. diaries It. Heikc, who resigned .■ - >■•• 111 1 - •:sry of the American Kujiar Kefinitig < om pany last month, and Krnest Gerbncbt, lor«m-r sujxerintondent of the Williamfcburg tvSnery of the company, were in the. i- ad • rai Building yesterday 10 bo eentenc«£. Jtut Judge Martin postponed the matter i<n»i! S*>pi*Jinlj<-r 10. Thw \v;is done because «>f ih<- al»se;i<-e <;i Henry I*. Btlntson. special vro«<-utor for Sbo sovornnifnt. who >nn riij.-t^ri ih<? <-iiS^« thai J«-«1 to i!i«»ir <onvi<tio:i tAst Jissie of conspiracy to defraud the rov . ••rr.mt j»1 by mean: uf underweignmg suffer v. '.; . ., ■ • '. - • CHINESE GIRLS BEAT MEN Win Oratorical and Singing Prizes at Conference. I I?-. Telegraph to The Tribunal Hartford, Conn.. Auk- Ml The Chinese women win no longer be the inferiors of Chinese men. if the girls Bent to this coon try to bo educated arc a fair representative of their si. tr-rs at home, In the Chinese oratorical contest held here last night under the auspices of the Chinese Students' Alli ance of the eastern States Mis? Y. J. Oiang. of Wells College, won the gold medal over four young men. Y. C. Yang, of Am herst. who appeared on the platform for the first time, received honorary mention. Miss B. T. l.ok. of Kandolph-Macon Col ip >. received the ess for the. best singer in the Chinees concert this afternoon. At the election this morning Miss Fins: Hsia Htt. of TVellesley, was elected editor in chief of the Chinese department of "The Chinese Students' Monthly." The Chinese Students' Club, of the. city of New York, won the kite flying contest, and the banner embroidered by the, Chinese girls of Wellesley was awarded to this dub. Chinese Consul Y. Y. Yang, of New York. spoke at to-night's dinner. The officers elected were as follows: President, V. K. W. Kno, of Columbia University; vice-presi dent, E. If. HO: English secretary. Y. S. Tsao: Chinese secretary. C. H. Chu; treas urer, Y. T. Tsai: editor in chief of English editions of "The Chinese Monthly," N. T... Chans: managers, I-. Y. T. Lou and S. C. U. John XV. Foster. Secretary of State in President Harrison's Cabinet. w'll address the conference to-morrow morning. MORE POLICE FOR CONEY Inspector Gets Fifteen Men to Help Clean Up Resort. The campaign to rid Coney Island of those elements which have offended de cency and aroused the ire of the resort's leading business men is still on. Plans were laid last night by Inspector Russell and Acting Captain Robinson to hold the ground already pained in th« way of re form and at the same time to attempt to eradicate evils which, though known to be present, are not conspicuously so. At the conference last night Inspector Russell advised the patrolmen to work in harmony with him and his men, and see to it that ail disorderly women were kept off the streets. The inspector has fifteen men with him at the island, whom he brought down from headquarters. They were instructed to co-operate with the patrolmen in patrolling those streets where the undesirables were wont to con gregate. ' Special orders were given to the officers last night to ferret out the gambling houses, which the inspector said he had learned existed. Whenever sufficient evi dence had been secured by a patrolman the inspector told him it would be his duty to write the address of the suspected place on a piece of paper, put it in a sealed envelope and then give it to him. When asked whether there had been any warrants issued for excise violations In spector Russell declined to answer. The four or five men who were recently as signed to duty at the island in plain clothes are still there, and will remain until John Doe proceedings can be insti tuted against them. ROCKEFELLER TO SEE SHOW Will Be Boxholder at Annual Westchester County Fair. It was reported at White Plains yester day that John D. Rockefeller, who owns a large property at Pocantico Hills, West chester County, will be one of the box holders at the annual Westchestcr County fair and horse-show, which opens on the White Plains fair grounds on September 1:2. and will continue throughout the week. A!,-. Rockefeller has never been a patron of the Westchester show, but this year it is said that he Is going to see the fair. The fair this year promises to be bigger and better than ever before. There will be ■ poultry and pigeon show under the auspices of the West* Fanciers* Club, of which Claud* 1' Uugeiton is the president and Paul W. ton, secretary. In the cattle and agricultural departments the millionaire amateur farmers will com pete against their poorer neighbors, and the competition will no doubt be keen. HUNDREDS OF LAND SUITS Will Determine Ownership of 760,000 Acres in White Earth Reservation. Fergus Falls, Minn., Aug. SO — Eugene 11. Long, of the federal Department of Jus tice; John H. Hlnton. of the Interior De partment, and J. M. Dickey. Assistant United States Attorney for Minnesota, who are here, lave announced their purpose of filing hundreds of suits in equity to de termine the ownership of lands In the White Earth Indian Reservation. These suits will involve. 7C9.WQ acres In the reservation which the Indians ha', c disposed of without the consent of the fed eral government. The federal court v.<" be asked for an Injunction '■• prevent ther cutting Of timber on thos<- lands ing the settlement of i i ■■ suits. COURT NO DETECTIVE AGENCY Justice Denies Motion Which, He Says. Was Not Made in Good Faith. Justice Bischoif. hi a decision which h« • , dered yesterday, resented what he sad ■• a - an effort to oi>;ain the court's aid for the purpose of a purelj detective ex lion." The decision was in the much com plicated divorce suit hr'Hjght by Jo!~!> \ • ; Parker, * b r ->k<T His wif- baa a counter ending. Mrs. Parker asked the court for n;> additional allowance to enabi< her to Bu ope t" mterrogate wttnessee . i. b»- exaaained In the interest o r 'it husband, in denying the motion Jus tice Bfpehoff said: "That this motion for a commission to take testimony is not made In pood faith is apparent. The commission is obviously sought, nol as a means of securing the presence of evidence of which the de fendant has knowledge, but rather as a means •>• making search for evidence. The. record is Impressive of an attempt to .-•. cure the court's aid for the purpose of a purely detective exploration." MUST PAY OWN EXPENSES Controller of Treasury Shuts Down or. Government Employes in Boston. [Hy Telegraph to T!»- Tribune.]^ Boston, Aug. 30.— The several hundred I'nitefl States government employes In Boston were la a fair way to become out j-nd out "insurgents" yesterday when the* learned that the Controller of the Treasury had issued orders thai in the future no car fares or like travelling expenses would be allowed. This comes especially hard upon the mes sengers in the local service. Their >-■<! aries are from |3M to %*•" ■ year, and many «.f them have to make long trips about the city. DISPOSES OF HIS SOUL BY WILL. The will of Henry Eugene McGec, filed yesterday in the Surrogate's Court, warn an unusual document in that the testator makes testamentary disposition of nil soul. M.i,. ■ died on July 17, and his will was made in Greenville, 8 C. Th< Brst Item of th« document reads: "I will and bequeath my soul to <.lod and my body to toe ground." The estate is vtlued at $I.<X», which is di vided between two sisters of tlu: testator after provision for tin; payment of debt iuid" funeral expenses. NEW-YORK DULY TKIBINK, WEDNESDAY, At GIST 31", 1.910. ARMY Ai NAVY NOTES Promotions to Fill Vacancies in I General Staff Corps. j f From The Tribune Bureau. J Washington? August 30. EIGHTEEN OFFICERS PROMOTED.— Announcement was made -'it the War De partment to-day of the list of eighteen army officers who have been selected to till the two existing: and sixteen prospective i vacancies in the General StafT corps. The | board picking officers for these choice as signments consisted of General Leonard _ Wood. chief of staff. and Generals William ! If. Carter. Albert 1. Mills, Charles I*. Hodges and William W. WotherstJOdn. The. selections were made on the basis of high records of efficiency. ! The two existing vacancies in the staff corps were caused by the recent relief of Lieutenant Colonel Walter I* Finley. 13th i Cavalry, and Captain Michael J. L*nlhan, j 1 2Mb Infantry. These two vacancies are j filled by the detail of Lieutenant Colonel K. St. .1 Greble. 3d Field Artillery, and Captain M. B. Hanna. I'd Cavalry. The sixteen other officers selected for de tail to the staff corps as vacancies occur in their respective grades are: Colonel T. C. Woodbury, 3d Tnfantry; Colonel B. M. Weaver, coast artillery corps: Lieutenant j Colonel William A. Nichols, 13th Infantry;; Major C. Keichmann, 24th Infantry: Major 1 C. H. Martin. Ist Infantry; Major D. B. Devore. 11th Infantry: Major H. C. Hodges, ; jr., 23d Tsiantry: Major K. V. McGlachlln, 29th Infantry: Captain M. C. Kerth. L".d Infantry; Captain P. B. Malone, 27th In fantry; Captain H. I* Lauhach. 23d In fantry; Captain G. H. Jamerson, 29th ; Infantry: Captain K. I^andon, coast artil lery corps: Captain E. D. Kmblch, coast artillery corps; Captain C. C. Carter, coast artillery corps, and Captain G. A. Young berg, corps of engineers. All the colonels on the General Staff corps will be relieved from that duty be fore the end of next year. Colonel Mont- j gomery M. Macomb, fith Field Artillery, will be appointed brigadier general Novem ber 14 next on the retirement of Brigadier | General Albert L. Myer. The details of Colonel Stephen C. Mills, inspector general, will expire August 15. 1911; Colonel George S. Anderson, nth Cavalry, October 2, 1910. and Colonel Jo seph W. Duncan, 6th Infantry, August 15, ML Lieutenant Colonel Lea Febiger, Rth Infantry, who stands No. 1 on the list 1 of infantry officers of his grade, will prob ably be promoted within a few months, i when his detail on the General Staff will j cease. The details of Major Daniel H. Bouzhton. 1 5th Cavalry, will expire May 23; Major Hirst, March 28; Major John F. Morrison, '' 20th Infantry, August 15: Major Henry C. j Cabell. 14th Infantry, August 15; Major ' William P. Burnham. 7th Infantry, March 15; Major Samuel D. Sturgis, Ist Field Artillery, March 23; Captain Peter C. Har ris. 24th Infantry. March 28; Captain Fred AY. Sladen. 14th Infantry. August 15: Cap j tain Fred S. Cocheau, 12th Infantry, Au gust 15; Captain Joseph P. Tracy, coast artillery corps. March 15: Captain Samuel |C. Vestal, coast artillery corps, March 25: Captain Fox Conner, Ist Field Artillery, April 3. and Captain Sherwood A. Cheney, j corps of engineers. March 15. Captain Edmund Wittcnmyer. sth In : fantry, is No. 3 on the list of infantry j officers of his grade and will probably soon vacate his place in the General Staff by ! reason of promotion. ATLANTIC FLEET PRACTICE.— Rear , Admiral Seaton Schroeder, commander In : chief of the Atlantic fleet, announced to day that battle practice for the fleet, will begin off the Virginia Capes about Septem- I ber 12. in a letter making this announce i ment he asks the co-operation of all pass- I ing ships to prevent inconvenience and in j terference with the practice firing. The j practice grounds extend for a distance of I from thirty to sixty miles off the Capes. j Day firing will last a week or 'ten days, but the night practice will ber-cbnfined to the nights of September 12 and 13. The I Importance of deciding quickiy whether to : pass ahead or astern of vessels Rowing \ the targets is impressed on all ship mas ters, and they are asked to indicate promptly by marked action which, course they will follow. No EIGHT Horn CI4AUSE.— The sub marines .'Hid torpedo destroyers authorized by the last session of Congress arc not to he constructed under the provisions of the eieht hour law. The Department of Jus tice to-day informed the Navy Depart ment that the lav. <lid not require their construction in conformity with the eisht hour law. and as the cost of (-instruction will be less if the law is not applicable lh< Naw Department "ill let contracts for them containing no clause referring to the eiertit hour law. ORDERS ISSUED.— The following orders have been issued: Captain ROBERT M. BRAMBILA, I .m 27th in "1 •■' Infantry, in Philippines CaptalrfEUXEST VAN D. MURPHT. from -Ist to 'JTti Infantry. Captain CLARK E. SMITH, corps of engineers, . ..,- as Inspector to Superintend construc tion or r-pair erf any al-1 '" navigation an i!'..i-i7r<i by Congress In 15th tJghthouse Dis- Iri.tr^^vimr Major MERIWETHER I* WALKED <-nrps of engineers, September 15. nret ■......-„ NEWTON KIERULF*\ ..Txliral reserve corps, from Fort Mlssouta. to Ma honu>, wid granted one month and four <Ihvs* }f-n\*2 of at'^TH'p. ta-vm of absence: Dental STirgeon CHARLES J. IONO and Paptain OWVKR H. DOCKBRT. .tr ' ■■Mli Infantry, two months; Ueutenant Colonel HENRY P. BIRMINGHAM, mcdl 1 aJ corps, twenty days. MOVEMENTS OF WARSHIPS The fol lowing movements of vessels have been re ported to the Navy Department; ARRIVED. Aug. 27.— Th« r.ai;!.-v. at Norfolk. \,, - 28.— The Triton, at Norfolk; 'he Penaeook, at Portsmouth: the Taeoma, at Blueflelds. AiifT. 29.- Th<^ Marietta, at Cristobal; thn Brutus, at Hampton 1:0.1 the Vulcan at Norfolk; t!i<« I>»iinidßS. at Tonir>kinsvllle; the Hp« M^inos. at Monrovia: the Patuxent. at Sntith em drill grounds; the I>uhuqii«\ at <;uan tanatno; th« Granite State, at New York City. Auc:. 30 The Nanshau. Nt Kob». SAILED. Aug. 2«. The Marietta, fro 1 BlueTieldj for Cris tobal. Auk 20 Th< North Carolina and the Montana, from Portland, Me., for Newport: the Promethur from Bremerton for San Fran |^-,-,, I'-.- f'atuxf-nt, from Norfolk for South ern drill grounds; the Granite Stale, from navy vnr'f. New York, for Now York City. CROWD WATCH WOMEN FIGHT Hats and Gowns Badly Damaged in Street Row Between Actresses. Two young women fought on the side walk in front of No. Ml West 15th street last night, and In the encounter hats and coiffures \\<m<- demolished and laco dresses damaged. Patrolman Clancey, of the Traf 11. :-. l ijH<i. found the. pair clawing each other in the middle of « crowd that was Mocking traffic. Both began to weep when he placed them under arrest and took them to the Weal '7th street station. At the police station the women said they wer« actresses playing in tin- same c0m ,,.,,,. They laid they were May June, pi No. 132 West 15th Btreet, and Lottie Dar lington, of No. ]i<i West '■" ll strePt. The bodices of their gowns w.r- so badly torn that the police provided jackets for thorn to wear to th« night court, where they wen; taken on a charge of disorderly conduct. SOLDIER ACCUSED OF MURDER. li,, a. S. V., Auk 30.— Private Perry M, <;..-. of Troop >-. 10th United States Cavalry, who shot ami kill*! Private Tur ner, of Company B. -t'l' Roglment, and Corporal Jones, of Company C, of th« 241 h, all nogroe*, ■'" Great Bend, neai Water-; town, last night, was captured at Boon \ilie. ; a .-Hi i:>- miles north of here tin morning, and in a running fight with civil officers before he guv.- up v•< - shot, bat cut acii'juely wounded. I. C. CARS DISMANTLED Parts Were Removed and Used in Repairs, Says Witness. Chicago. Aug. Fred Barbott. yard in spector for the Ostermann Manufacturing Company, one of the concerns charged with grafting In Illinois Central Railroad car repair contracts, to-day on the witness stand in the Municipal Court "described methods which, he said, were used to de fraud the railroad <!ompaiiy. Barbott said that Tllinols Central car?, in "strings" of from ten to fourteen, -were switched into the yards of the Ostermann plant at the close of the working day. Then at night he said that Henry Ostermunn, president of tho Ostermann company, fro quently directed the, dismantling of the cars. Air hose, angle cocks, brake shoos, bolts and various other equipment were stripped from the cars, Knrhott testified. Water -was then applied to the various parts where equipment had been removed, the witness declared, so that rust would form and make the absence of equipment appear old. The equipment taken from the cars was kept by the Ostermann company, said Barbott. to make repairs. In this way, said the witness, the railroad com pany was paying at least twice for much of its car equipment. Barbott also declared that some or the Illinois Central's car inspectors were re ceiving pay checks from the Ostermann company, and that ho had seen various Illinois Central officials, including Frank B. Harririiah, former general manager, visit Ostermann's offices in the shop >-ards. Theophil Reuther, a former director of the Ostermann company, added to-day to his testimony of Monday. He described the occasion when he says a threat was made, against his life. He said that two men, Dietrich and Milli?an, visited him at his home and told him that they came from John M. Taylor, general storekeeper for the Illinois Central. Reuther testified that the visitors told him that "Mr. Taylor would fix his clock if he told anything about graft" and further said: "For God's sake, don't talk:" CARTER MAKES ANSWER Says Appropriation Was Used to Exploit Pinchot. Helena, Mont!. Ang. 29. — T'nitor] States Senator Thomas R. Carter, replying to a ro ront interview of Clifford r'inohot. to-nigrht made this statement: "'Mr. Gifford Fhtcliot har rushed Into print to shift responsibility for the distress ing forest fires that have devastated so much of the Western country. "He says that Hoyhurn, Mondell and Carter are responsible because they opposed appropriations for forest protection. The fact is that the gentlemen named opposed tho misapplication of tho funds appropri ated for forest protection. Reductions in appropriations were never urged except to moneys being: applied by Mr. Pinchot to purposes apart from forest protection. "The records of tho office ov»r which Mr. Pinchot presi'io,) will show that of the Con gressional appropriations since ISO 6 only ?i 795,000 was used for improvement of tYio national forests, whereas the extraordinary sum of $1 n. !•::;'.. nfiO was used for general expenses. "It will be perceived that about 90 per cent of all the money appropriated was used for general expenses, including the payment of lecturers, the payment of editorial writers and reporters, the maintenance of a bureau of publicity and the general exploitation of Mr. Pinchot and his absurd campaign for the Presidency of the. United States." INJURED FIRE FIGHTERS Congress Will Be Asked to Pay Them for Time in Hospitals. Washington, Aug. 30. -As a result of a conference between Acting Secretary Hays, of the Department of Agriculture, and Acting Forester Potter. It was decided that the fire fighters injured while employed to subdue the forest fires in the Rocky Moun tain region could not be paid for the period during which they were confined in hos pitals. Acting Secretary flays advised President Taft to-day that no rettef waa in sitfhr f.n the injured men until Congress convenes and makes an appropriation. 'i'liis was decided at the conference here to-.i.jy following the receipt of a letter frotn Liie President, Inclosing a telegram from Senator Heyburn, who Jives at Wallace. Idaho, asking that the men he continued >>t! the payroll during the time they were incapat itated. Senator Heybuxn in his t'ifsrram gives the number of injured in nis district as fifty. The manor will he taken tip on the re turn of S» retary Wilson ajid Forester Crave.--. Congress »n*>n will be a?ked to ninke an appropriation to reimburse those Injured. MR. TAFT'S LETTER TO NEW KING. Cettlnje, Aug. 30.— The American Minister at Athens, George H. Moses, has presented a letter of congratulation from President Taft to King Nicholas on the elevation of Montenegro to the dignity of a kingdom. BOOKS AND PUBLICATSONS. IT is now the only world-review published in this country. The September number is on the news-stands to-day. In its pages the men and women who speak with au thority set down the record of the world's progress, explain its problems and lay bare its phophecies of the future. This September number is one not to be missed — there is. of course, no substitute for it among other magazines. "A Plea for Conservation of Common Sense" is con tributed by the Editor. It is likely to be much discussed before the month is over. "The Methodist Episcopal Mis sion in Italy ; a Rejoinder." is a masterly summing up for his cause by Archbishop Ireland. There are, also, these other remarkably good articles: "The Race to the White House." by Ira E. Bennett; "The United States Peace Commission," by Hamilton Holt; "Shakespeare and Moliere," by Brander Matthews: "The Public Lands of the United States, ' by Morris Bien ; "The Soul of Golf," by P. A. Vaile; 'The College, the Girl and the Parent," by Marion Talbot; "The Logic of Dreams." by Havelock Ellis. NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW Of Interest to Women THE PASSING OF SUMMER Topcoats a Joy to Those Who Cling to Airy Frocks. Most women like to cling: to their airy frocks as long as they can in the autumn, for to make a change In one's clothing M to admit that the summer Is really past, a thing that few care to do before It is necesVary- With a smart topcoat to be donned on days when It Is warm only In the sun, the separation from favorite sum mer gowns can be put off for many a day It is no* surprising that separate coats should again be coming into favor, for, useful as the tailored suit is. there are times when one craves the peculiar feel ing of comfort that only a long, envelop ing outer garment gives. The fashionable topcoat has come by a gradual process of evolution from the mo tor coat, and the degree of its departure FOR THE FIRST COOL DAYS'. from the original type is in proportion to the formality of the occasions on which it is jntended to be worn. The greatest variation is in the matter of the close ness with which it follows the lines of the figure, the more dressy models. being? less roomy than those for general knockabout use. For ornamentation the different styles of wide collars and revers are available, as are also wonderful* big but tons, with buttonholes of a corresponding size, -made still more conspicuous by all sorts of novel finishings. Tweeds, chev iots, the delightfully soft, warm polo cloths, and ratine, one of the new things of the season, are among the favorite ma terials. In the illustration is shown a coat of gray and white tweed, with buttons of a soft gray leather, which is also used for binding the buttonholes. The suit shown to-day I! a charming little model for early autumn wear. It is of navy blue seise, with a black velvet vent and patent leather belt. An embroid ered lawn collar and a cluster of pink roses in the hat, which is of the same color as the serge, relieve the sombreness of the blue and Mack combination. The skirt, a part of every tailored costume that attracts much attention just now. is in four panel?, with pleats at the seams. OMELETTE CELESTINE. Omelette celestine, according to Filip pini'a rule, is made as follows: Break an BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS. eg* into a small pan.. add the yolks of two more, n heavy tcaspoonful of flour, two tablcspoonful* of fine *u*ar and half a ,ea* oonful of. vanilla essence. t**t %n mixture with a wooden -poor, for gjgg , lt os. then pour In two gill*, of mftt and half nn ounce, of butter. Put the p«n on the fire and stir it briskly with -"*•£" spoon for ten minutes or until yj> smooth and well thickened. Break clgh eggs into an earthen bowl, add half a cl" of cream, two -altspoonful* of foil and a tablespoonful of fine sugar. Beat the mixture briskly with a fork for two min utes Heat a tablespoon ful of butter in a frying pan and drop the omelette into it Whip it with a fork for two minutes. then let It rest for half a minut- Care fully spread th« other* preparation over the "omelette. Fold up opposite .sides to meet in the centre. L>t it real a min ute. then turn.it on to a hot plalter. Sprinkle two tablespoon fills of fine. stiprar over It. Glaze the surface, with a sala mander or a r-dhot shovel. To flame of a gas stove the •rolling compartment— if turned very low is excellent for glazlnsr purposes, providing care is taken that it does not burn, as it surely, will if not watched. Pour a groseilles-maraschino sauce over the omellette and serve. This sauce Is easily made. Dilute in a small saucepan four tablespoonfuls o* currant jelly- and one table.spoonful of sugar. Add two tablespoonfuls of mara schino and. half a gill of water. Place the pan on the fire, let it boil slowly for three minutes and pour it over the omelette. .' CULINARY HINTS. Lettuce will keep its freshness longer If the root is left on. A pleasant addition to peach and apricot tarts is chopped almonds, sprinkled over them beforo baking, and followed by a sprinkling of sugar. Cakemakeret sometimes use a knitting needle to loosen a cake from the side of a scalloped tin A knife is likely to break or cut Into the cake. This Will Be The Last Opportunity To Buy Such Furniture at August Prices Our August -Sale of Furniture ends at the dose of this business day. Tn addition to the many people who hnve pirrehased furniture at this sale many others bare ben here to look and to compare prices with those quoted in other stores. If this comparison has made clear the fact that the furniture opportunities here are more adtVUtagGOOfl than elsewhere, w« would today merely emphasise the fad that after this evening it will he impossihle to Mich fiwritlllt at anything less than our resnilar furniture prices. As is always the case in these sales, we £P"oup for thr last time eonsiderahlc furniture and various kinds at one-half price. In addition to the parlor, kitchen and dinine-room furniture there are numerous small chairs and rockers. These special opportunities will he found on the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Galleries. The ending ol this sale will also end the opportunity to take advantage of the August prices in heds and hedding. This evening in our news pages the Wanamakcr Stove ill give details of three events almost as important in their way as this August Sale of Furniture. These will he Our September Sale of Housewares Our September Sale Of Cut Glass and Art Wares A Bazaar and Sale of Persian Rugs JOHN WANAMAKER Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co.. Broadway. Fourth aye., Eighth to Tenth s» HOW TO SERVE GRAPEFRUIT While Perfect in Itself It May Be Varied with Success. The folio-wine ways of serving grapefruit are givn in. r«sr>on.= - to ■ request from * subscriber. Home f>' -r- ■<■'; of course, think that I ■••" fruit is spoiled by any sort of addition, even sugar, but variety !f: appreciated by the majority, and this incomparable frttit may b*» va.-i<-o*>.in a good many diff^rrnt ways which will usually be considered '■'- licious. Tii.- favorite way ».f Fervins if *• an appetizex at breakfast Is to cut it in halves crosswise, loosen tho p>:lp from th<* .■kin and th*»n sprinkle tt. with porvderp<l sugar and sherry. •-''"■ ' upon a b~j of • racked lot -:•■■ -' grapefruit knivr.: are BOW manufactured for the purpose o f p r <» rarlsc •■■■■■ this* way. The^ fcnlv"* are curved and hay» a *awtike edge, so thai itiejr *"*»" «*«* around the pulp, sejlaraf inK tt without breaking from the fMck white; skin that binds It tb the yeflow rind. Tall jjlasws especially for crap«"fnj[t may ■!'■■ be found at ?omft stores. V,~h*n served hi these glas?^ the pul;> i:- r.»m pletely- removed from Its rind. At a. formal Hit pea cand>d cfiVrrfel are sometimes added to the appetizer «f j grapefruit. CriJme de. menth*' c!srrrie-» may ! also •■'■' in halves and put i two m tbre«» halves upon «"ar!i half of the grapefruit, after sprinkling the. inU^r trtth wine or sugar. A single preserved straw berry or a fresh one. In fts season, may N» used Instead Of the cherries. Rum or any appropriate Wine or liquor may b" u?e<l ir. stead of sherry. The; passing of paprika with grapefruit When served as an appetizer is, to . v v/ the least, eccentric, especially when su^ar i; used. It seems different with a salad ac companied by mayonnaise or French dress ing, though these salad? are eccentric enough without it. Recipe* Tor all sort? of eccentric grapefruit salads have sprung u^i like mushrooms during the last few fears. one Is not surprised •' any form of addi : tion to them. When using a Fren-Ti «Ire?3 ing on a grapefruit salad omit the vin"?ar, as the acid juice of th* fruit takes fta place, and serve on iPtture leave?- N'Jt". celery arid whlt^ grapes are amons th<\ additions that are liked by those, vrno ar* fend of this kind of s-alad. I Lobes of grapefruit, freed from all foars« skin, are often oat in fruit rocktails and \ macedonies that ••on a formal luncheon. I For one ma.-odon small pieces of ! orange, banana and grapefruit Into tall : glasses and sweeten with a delicate syrup j or with powdered sugar and grapefruit j.julce or orange juice. A cocktail calling i for half grapefruit pulp and haif orans<* [•palp Is also attractive. A sweet grapefruit ■•"■ served with cream is a delicious dessert when made a~ follow?: For the pulp and juice of a larg« iruit use two large tablespoonfuls Of Eng lish gelatine (ad the granulated kir.d>. C'bera! half cupful of sugar and two cup pub of boiling -water. Dissolve the sugar bi the -water, add the fruit, and just tv» ,a>re removing from the fire stir in th» ISilatlne. which should hay*? be«a soaking ft'" two hours in just enough cold water to ■ ever it. Less gelatine will be needed if it- is the granulated kind, and an entirely dDTerent proportion if American brands an . used. There is a great difference in tb<- thickening qualities in the various ha nda of American make. FOOLS AND DEVILS. l»-vo'= and devils are the very latest thir.* in -chess and bridge w'-i - fa\-ors. There are. laughing fools on their backs, kicking up ttheir heels to form a hollow apron that onel may dro-p hairpins into or cigarett ashi-s, according to one's need. Tndividua! connections may be served in the laps of thesa recumbent fools or in the Ix>xes tha: sont<» of them are bugging-, and th« patted cut Jsoql --gar jars with a bead that lift? off are the thing for ice.". "Fools for luck,'" is an old saw in -whist, sq they am very appropriate, but not less. so than th« deviV3 which sprawl upon spade and heart and diamond shaped pin. and ash trar=- These, as a recent bridge hostess r-* markq 1. are "gentle reminders to poop? that U ey are all in a game for fun. and they are not to play like devil.-, nor get into a .devil of a temper." WOMEN SAILORS. Women sailors are employed !p Den mark, Moxway. and Finland, and are ©ft*« found tc be excellent mariners. Tn Den mark seseral women an employed a? stat^ officials .at sea. and particularly In tn* pilot service. They go out to meet th<« in coming si'iips: they climb nimbly out or their boa£ = ; they show- their official diplo ma, and ihey steer the newcomer safely into the It arbor. It is the same in Fin land.—Tit-U'its.