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Figuring Out Sequences of Recent Peace Confab. WARFIELD AND OLD GUARD Harmony All Alone the line Regarded Impossible. "UNOFFICIAL PRIMARY OUTLOOK Hard Lines for Aspirants for Legislative Honors?Liquor Element and Prohibitionists Very Active. fip.s-lal f\>rrc??|>4?n?leiico of Th?> Star. i. \ i. i i 'Ai ii. am.. jiii} .1, 1. Politicians here art* endeavoring to tlgnre out just what was accomplished by that fc ' .it "jware conference" of democrats he'd ) re during 11wn k. All the b g guns of ti:e unterrified machine and those disposed t?? kn k over the traces were in attendance. hp. i me auiuiiic assume*! nv ine oia K : ir? 1 survivors showed plainly that they v?-re hunting f??r harmony with a club. rl'l proceedings went along smoothly *r.oiigh until (Jov. Warfh'ld took the floor and h t out s?|ii;irrly from the shoulder. H?* told the leaders of tlie democracy that t e parly was in a chaotic state and that unless heroic methods were adopted the I' trty had little chance of success at the i iinim? i, in T)i?? i-nVi-rnnr hflt-r mak ii n an 11 tii111Ht1 induration that in-would | ii.it again hi- a candidate un.h :- any conditions, nil| |i >li il that a cud da;- for govi r n..r he stdected at the official primaries to 1- h.i.l in September. In other words, lie said that the only hope f..r party success w.is to allow the rank and file of the de- | n'" r.u.v to select the gubernatorial candi ! iti The gove rnor's spe cli snowed plainly that he is in dose toucli with party afI.i is throughout the state and thoroughly f.tniiliar with the situation. He drew a 1 it 11 I'nl < >f u- '"it rv> ir>if }?o ?? Y T\nr f n?i Uriels those ill control changed their tact: s and again declared that there was only oik road to sucoss this fall?to allow the p<op'e to make the nominations. Assailed Gov. Warfield. The intense hatred of the organization tiiwurrt the governor became manifest at the close of Mr. U'ari'n Id's address. The : "old guard" veterans were all eager to take u WiiacK at uie governor oevause ne uau ^ told them the truth in open meeting. Formtr Attorney General John 1'. Poe, for j.ara a close lieutenant of Senator Gorn-.an. denied t-mphatica'Iy that the party w s n a chaotic condition, lie said that all good democrats wer. working In harmony and that a great victory would come to the party in the fall elections. He said that the party organization as a whole throughout Maryland was intact and perf' t!y capable of picking- a nominee for governor. 1 f? used vigorous terms in replying to the governor's speech and did not ir.ince words in ids efforts to refute the statements as to party conditions made by G<>y. Warlield. State Senator Applegarth of I>orchester county and Senator Rayner also told of the "harmony" within the party" and predicted success this fall. Taken all in all the conference only made p'ainer tne patent fact that the differences existing between tlie administration forces an ! ti e regular organization cannot be adJusted so as to bring about harmony all a'ong the line. So eager are the ring loadels to down Warlield as a political factor ir. Maryland that they are blind to the fact tl.at they are day by day Imperiling the sight chances which the party now holds . . ... i mj. jury art- yimpiy driving the i Independents, now solidly behind men of t': e Warlield type in pxlilics, and they don't r. u'ize that their . fTnrts to read tLe governor out of the party will reilotind to the benefit of the republicans. Unofficial Primaries. The unofficial primaries of both parties t choose representatives In legislative district conventions, which in turn will name j tli-- delegates to the state conventions, will j be held on August 0. There will be three contests in the republican and one in the ti> mocralic primaries. The republicans are fortunate In that none of tle-lrs are factional. but strictly \wtl:in organization lines. The frends of former Representative Wachter are not making a tight in any ward. The republican organization will play no favorites, how- vi-r. when the delegates to | the state convention art- chosen but that i mass delegations whl be s-nl and ail re- i publicans who voted for Wachter In the ] pr n.arii-s and then loyally supported the < Tlmanus ticket at the general el*-ction will ' receive the SUme recognition tjiven to the | out-and-out Timanus people. mi oi.itr convMinons, to bo hold next J month, will nominate candidates for gov- i ernor. slate controller, attorney general I ai I < !^rk of the court of appeals. The of- I ii< i ii primaries wiii bo held in September, \ ivl.en candidates f??r 111* state senate and ; of delegates and local offices in Haiti more and some of the counties will be i n under the Crawford county system. Troubles for Aspirants. Those who aspire to legislative honors will have their troubles In-fore th? primaries. They will virtua ly be, so to speak. b?'tween the an.l . ... miuc ine prohibition clement ir. Maryland, growing Mronger each year, l as decided to make t e tight before rather than after the election. Kach aspirant in the primaries will, therefore, be confronted with a set of questions prepared by the prohibition campaign committee, asking that the candidate set forth fully his position regarding the liquor traffic In g?*mral and the high license proposition questions to be submitted will be direct and will r- quire unequivocal answers. Th* liquor element, following the example of its foe. wll likewise have a number of interrogatories for the legislative candi- I ?tat? s me questions |1 by the Iiijuor | jner. ire brief ami to the (...int and answers , tvqulred mi.si place t .?- . ami date <?n cither I or' >idt or the oth'-r of th ' fisht. The prohibitionists of Maryland l:ave become much i enti used over the sun-ess their cam- ! pa.gn In Georgia and are working here under svs emallr d r. , t!?.n. The prohibition j issue. i irefore, gives every jroniise of ! >?ing one of the big features of the com- < Ins eampalgi: It ?ill he m.ide an Issue In fVi ry county of the state, and the light j against the sa!o'i will be made from now on unti' the t I1.- . ! .s next November, j It .th s!'!es ar. plentifully supplied with funds and th* fight will be watched with Interest. Hcme-Coming Week Assured. A grrrit home n.r !::?? c< 1 1.ration in Maryland s now assured d' ring tl.e week of O. tober 14 to 111* A permanent organization was effected at a meeting last Thursday of 1<*> representative citizens ir. tho m 11 hiiu .?? t u i .t ui t?r? w\ssi>(;iailon | l;?'.td<iuarters. The who'e state will be j a*k<-d to co-operate and toward th's end j ? ? h county will he represented by a com- I m. (5ov. Warrtcld presided at the meet- I In.: and apiK)int? i the following committee ! t- j rfect a working organization: Mayor! M \ !ioul I >avld H. Carroll. Louis K. (Jut- j man. Jacob \V. Hook, Henry B. Wilcox. } O At wood. J Charles I, nthleiun. John i \1 1 ) tw innl i 'Hnlnn I I'l i? iru I*' U* I ' .? ff i _ J K'ni. W I'. Wliltteinore, \V. W. Park. T. J Yewell. Jr.. J. (1. Bratt&n. Kalelffh C. Smith anil Joseph Imnnenburj? The genfral plan of tit- celebration will be alnnt? II > line of the JuMlee held liere last S?-pteniher. hut on a more magnificent scale. , it Is p anned to have the great fith Keglnient Armor)' used as a state headquarters, where each county may be represented by a booth. It is also planned to have excursions during the week to Annapolis. Hagerstown fair and other points. There will be at least four big parades during the week and after nightfall there will be a brlir.ant Illumination and special fireworks displays. J. M. D. ROCKVILLE AND VICINITY. General and Personal News of Montgomery County. Md. Speriiil Correiipondenoe of The Star. ROCK VILLE. M<i.. July 27. 1!>07. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Haney of this place have issued Invitations to the wedding reception .of their daughter. Miss Elizabeth Lee Haney, and Rev. Robert E. Porter Tuesday evening. August 6. Miss Haney lias for several years been engaged In missionary work under the direction of the Southern Baptist convention and is now in Cuba. It is understood that her prospective husband lias also been engaged in missionary work. A large portion of the. colored population of Rockvllle yesterday went on a picnic to Lake View, on the Conduit road, and on the way back one of their special cars broke down near Bethesda. During the halt several of the younger folks became involved in a difficulty, with the result that Constable Counselman placed Arthur Offutt, Walter Rodgers. Beard Offutt and James Offutt under arrest on charges of disorderly conduct. They were taken before Joseph Blading, justice ot the peace. nere tins morning ami were required 10 lurnlsh hail for their appearance for trial Monday. Margaret Smith, a young colored resident of Ken-Gar. was before Justice Reading today on a charge of assault with intent to kill, preferred by William Adams, colored, also of that neighborhood, it is charged that she drew a revolver on Adams and threatened to kill him. She was committed to jail to await a hearing. Mrs. Thomas IT. Campbell and children of this place have gone to Lancaster. Ky., to spend several weeks visiting Mrs. Campbell's mother and other relatives. The annual meeting of the Alumni Association of Andrew Small Academy, at Darnestown. this county, will be held on the academy campus next Thursday. Following a pleasing program, which will begin at half-past 10. there will be base ball, tennis and other sports. A large number of former students, patrons and friends of the institution are expected to attend. Mr. J. Herbert Cissel of Colesvill? has purchased the stock of the Farmers' Supply Company at Silver Spring ami wiW assume charge of the business August 1. The following are some of the rec?nt transfers of real estate in Montgomery county: Charles E. Wood to Benjamin F. Seaton. two lots at Woodmunt: Edward C. Peter, trustee, to Vernon H. Nicholson, thirty-four acres, S2.3!?1.00; Charles F. Wilson. trustee, to Mary J. Durant, lot at Chevy Chase; James C. Holland to Mary Brown. 27" acres; Robert G. Hilton, treasurer. to Willis B. Burdette, lot in Roekvllle; Prummond T.aml Company to Mary E. Hoggs, lot at Prummond: Agnes Mitchell to Benjamin F. Seaton. two lots at Woodmont; Rosa Miller to Peter A. Piury, seventeen acres: Hezeklah Trail to iviwin M. Wist, two and a half acres near Rockville: Chevy Chase l,and Company to Julius H. Hur=t, twc loin at Chevy Chase, $7.0^1.W; Curl I.. Davis to Herbert Wright, two lots at Kensington Park; Chevy Chase Land Company to Edward K. DePtiy. lot at Chevy Chase. 5s.ss.0fi; Mary J. Hosack to James M. Proctor, lot at Kensington; Robert G. Hilton to Mary Pierce, lot at Kensington; Elizabeth A. Phatr to Milton T. Phelps, ten acres. Miss Catharine E. Cook of Chicago -is a guest at i e home of Prof, and Mrs. Willis S. Moore near Rockville. Mr. and Mrs. John Wilbourne and Miss Williams of Pino Bluff, Ark., are guests at the home of Mrs. Alice A. Bouic here. Mrs. William H. Waldo of Wilmington, Del., is visiting Mrs. Arthur P. Gleason at this place. AN INTERNATIONAL RAFFLES. Mystery Surrounding Confiscation of Jewel Packet in Berlin. Special Cablegram to The Star. BERL.IX, July 27.?The local police are still greatly puzzled over tlie $7.">,o<X> packet containing jewelry which they confiscated the other night after it had been deposited in the care of the manager of a Berlin hotel. It will b^ remembered that it forms part of the proceeds of a robbery perpetrated a few days ago at N'uremburg by a young actor named Felix I?uette. who had been appearing at a theater in that town. The thief, together with his supposed accomplice, Fritz Morschel, will also be re? ?i -.J ? i 1 ,~i..i.. .....i-; fUt-'III lit" I CC4 C13 IJ.lv.lip, .-ucctx-ucu 111 uianuig effective his disappearance for a time. And It is the mystery which surrounds the movements of Luette which adds zest to the entire case. lunette lias even been pronounced by the detectives to be a great "International Raffles." So far as his record has been investigated it suggests that Luette's most recent exploit was only the last in a comparatively long career of crime in the old world as well as the new. While yet a boy, according to the story now told, he attracted the attention of a very wealthy roan, who loaded him with presents of jewelry, and witli thes-"- appears to have negotiated first class trade connections. At ar.y rate, he was intrusted by a Nuremburg Jeweler with pearls and other gems to the value of $15,ooo, for which he gave bills. The jewels he took to Vienna and pawned. He then sold the pawn tickets to another jeweler, who redeemed the pledges. I-uette next told the Viennese jeweler a story of a wealthy relation in Nuremburg who wished to make a large purchase of gems, and persuau u mm t?? aiiow 1:1s sister 10 accompany him to that town with a box coil Laining not only the redeemed jewels, but others in addition, to the value of at l*ast $25,<x >0. \Vhil* they were in Nur. mburg lie had no difficulty in obtaining possession of the case and making oil with it. For some reason, not even yet understood. he r turn d to the Nuremburg jeweler the g:*ms which he had originally obtained from him. but persuaded him to travel to Berlin, where lie assured him that a purchas -r was to be found. The merchant l?*ft the jewels with the manager cf the hotel where they were seized by the police. The remaining $'J.).(>K) worth of jewels I-uett** pawned for $7,500 with the state loan office, which, as the result of the previous transactions, had come to regard him with confidence. It is known that in the intervals between his appearances on the stage Luette was in thabit of masquerading at .Monte Carlo anil other gambling r sorts as oil American of wealth and family. It Is supposed that In this way a considerable amount of the proceeds of his robberies was lost In gambling. An Old Favorite Indicted. From th** New York Tribuue. "The Esculapius of our age" remarked of the strawberry that "doubtless Ood might have made a better b.-rry. but doubtless He never did." It Is notorious, nevertheless. that some persons cannot eat strawberries without regretting It. which goes to demonstrate the soundness of the adage tliat nn?' man a meal is another man's poisun. Still, the subject cannot l>e disposed of in this simple fashion. With the advance of civilization the problem appears to be more complicated than at tirst it seemed, A London hysjienist reports the discovery of a baleful influence which has not hitherto forced Itself upon public attention.. He imputes to the strawberry a tendency to make the consumer morose and unsociable. It thus becomes a foe to n .r.tlity. The unhappy effect on a person's disposition is traceable, lie believes, to physical causes, for the victim is sick williout knowing it. All the same, the consequences are closely akin to downright wickedness. This shocking revelation comes too late to depress the strawberry market this year, but ample time Is left to adopt safeguards for the future, and the sooner the task Is undertaken the better it will be for society at large. Curiously enough, the discoverer of the evil is blind to the most obvious possibilities of securing relief, perhaps regarding abstinence as the only valuable resource. He seems strangely Ignorant of what Yenner and Hehring have accomplished. Tiie details of the system need to be worked out. of course; but what's the use of letting strawberries alone if their unwholesome effects can be averted hv nreventive inoculation? If lmmunltv against their toxic action can he guaranteed, why shouldn't men and women eat all that they can enjoy and pay for? After all. isn't that blooming English hygienist a sort of bulldozer? \ MARYLAND PRIMARIES RESULTS IN COUNTIES WHERE LIVELY CONTESTS WERE HELD. 8[wtI?1 Dlspitch to The Star. T?nr?irirTT T n n- mi * nwiviiuucj, mu., J ill) ^l.? lne cuuieak In the Laytonvllle district In the republican primaries today resulted In a victory for the ticket backed Dy the friends of Uriah P. W. Griffith, the vote standing 53 to 47. The defeated ticket was supported by the j friends of James E. Ayton. It was a lively > fight and was. It is claimed, precipitated by the refusal of those who named the original ticket to give the Griffith people what they regarded as Just recognition. There was but a single ticket In each of the other fifteen precincts of the county; consequently these were all elected without opposition. The absence of strife In the primaries today confirms the report that i the republicans of the county have at last guLieu lugfuifr <11 in ure, iur uie nrsi nine : : in several years, ready to present a solid | front to the enemy. I The greatest confidence is said to exist j ; among the members, of the party generally i timt the only thins necessary to Insuie ! i republican success in the county next fall I ! Is for the county convention, which meets ! ! here August 12, to nominate the very best i j men available, and there is believed to be | | every probability that the convention will | ! make no mistake, tnit will name the strongI est ticket ever put up by Montgomery county republicans. Mr. Thomas Dawson will be the nominee for state's attorney, and among others mentioned for places on the ticket are Uriah \V. Griffith, Willis Burdette. Frank L. Hewitt. Dewnld J. Wil'lard, Charles F. Kirk, Bradley T. Dutrow, James E. Ayton, C. \V. Clum, Henry M. Lindig and others. It is understood to be probable that Mr. Mortimer O. Stahler of Spencerville will be unanimously chosen ns chairman of the new county committee, taking the place of W ilis Hurdette. who has served four years and who does not desire to continue In the position. IN PRINCE GEORGE. 1 Cligett Appears to Have Scored ! Clean Victory. | Special Dispatch to The Star. j t'PPER MARLBORO. Md.. July 27 ?The | friends of State Senator Win. B. C'lagett appear to have scored a complete victory in I the democratic primaries held throughout Prince George county today. In a majori i t V Ctf tile rliutricta llmrfl wurfl inr\ <?/\n t f o j and, therefore, it is impossible to forecast i which wing of the party will organize the ! I convention here Monday. The_ sentiment I among many of the delegates from the disi tricts where no contests existed appears to ] be in favor of effecting a compromise in j order to harmonize the party. In Marlboro' d'strict State's Attorney M. i Hampton Magruder defeated Dr. Richard ' S. Hill by the decisive vote of S7 to 128. Dr. j Hill is desirous of being renominated for ! the house of delegates. Although defeated | today, it is by no means certain that he ! win iiui ?e in'iu.iiait'fi, as ne is parncuiariy j strong in the upper districts. The delega| lion from Marlboro' will vote for Magruder 1 for state's attorney. It is composed of A. J. Wyvill. Bruce L. Buck, Daniel Buck. J. K. Roberts and Henry L. Morris. The voting was quiet. Dr. Hiil declared this evening that he proposed to support the ticket nominateJ. Mr. T. Howard Duckett of Bladensburg defeated Joseph E. Wildrnan, liie vote being | 7.S to 54. Mr. Duckett is a candidate for the house of delegates. The fight against him was led by the friends of Clerk of the Court B. D. Stephen, who were working In the interest of the Robinson faction. Ten j delegates were chosen with a half vote ] each. The largest vote ever cast at a primarymeeting In Laurel was polled today in the light between Ogle Marbury and John D. Cronmiller, candidates for the house of del egates. Three hundred and forty-four ballots were cast and Marbury won by the narrow margin of ten. Ills delegation is understood to be favorable to the Clagett wincr r?f the party. In Surratts district tho anticipated fight against County Treasurer Hardy did not materialize and Hardy heads the delegation, which is for Clagett. He stated tonight that lie would not accept the nomination for county commissioner. The delegation from Vansville dlstr'ct Is headed by Dr. Char es A. Fox and is for R. J. Gallant for county commissioner and juctge jonn f*. tsurch for delegate to the state convention. The delegation from Hyattsvllle Is for Thomas H. Garrison for sheriff and the delegation from the seventeenth or Chillum district Is for Robert A. Van Horn for sheriff. It is the general impression. Judged from the victory for the Clagott people In every distr'ct where there was a fight, that Senator C'agett's friends will control the convention Monday next. Dr. Wells Wins. Special Dispatch to Tlie Star. ANNAPOLIS. Md.. July 27.?Dr. George Wells, the local democratic leader, won a sweeping victory in the Anne Arundel primaries this afternoon, carrying six of the seven districts. Dr. Wells has gener : any opposea tne state organiz-itlon. and his victory means that Gov. Warfleld will attend the state convention as a delegate from this county. Socialists Nominate. Special Dispatch to The Star. HAGERSTOWN, M<i., July 27.?Washington county socialists, in convention here this afternoon, adopted a platform denouncing both the republican and democratic parties as being corrupt and subservient to capital and hostile to labor. The convention passed resolutions declaring Haywood, Moyer and Pettibone innocent. and denouncing President Roosevelt. T11rlprr? Wnnrl tho iTit'prnnru >?<! Idaho, along with other "hirelings of capital," for their "infamous and murderous actions in connection with the present trial." The county ticket was nominated as follows: For state senator, Sylvester L>. V. Young; houso of delegates, George R. Mongnn. John H. liaker, Charles L,. Miller, Oliver S. Ilines, William \V. Grove; county | commissioners. Thomas G. Kerfoot, Alex| ander W. Davis, John S. Johns; judges or | phans' court. Mftrtin Glass. Manassas L. Young. Asa G. Aylesworth; state's attorney. Howard M. Glass; sheriff, Rosse C. Crabill; surveyor, Clayton Fahny. Voting at Boyds. Special Dispatch t? The Star. BOYDS, Md., July 27.?The republicans held their primary in this section with no contest with the exception of Clarksburg district. The names of three men who have been favorable to J. T. Smith for district chairman were scratched and the names of three favorable to Mr. D. W. Buker for chairman v.ere substituted. The primaries under the new law passed off very quietly. Not a very large vote was polled. Day in Cumberland. Special Dispatch to 'Jin* Slar. CUMBERLAND, Md., July 27.?Mr. Lloyd Lo^-ndcs won In the republican primaries | for Uie control of the delegation to the state | convention and for Uie naming of a new ! state central committee. Lowndes carried i three of the four Frostburg districts, Mid; land. Barton, Westernport, Rawllngs, i Mount Savage, Midlothian and the threo largest districts in Cumberland. Some of the politicians say that the result tonight wi.l seriously hamper the future political prospects of Col. Pearre, who heads the organization. The Pearre people say that as far as aiding Mr. Lowndes' congressional aspirations are concerned tl<qt nxinlt ffinltrht Is tt'itlinllt f>fftift Should Mr. Lowndes carry the county next year they contend he would have rough sidling, for the four other counties in the district would combine against Allegany county, which already has had a representative in Congress for five terms. The Lowndes people say they are not alarmed over such a situation should it arise. The organization ticket tonight was headed by Col Pearre for governor. The Lowndes people attacked the sincerity of Col. Pea-re in heading his tickets thus, declaring that he simply wanted to carry the organization through on his personality. Many P'ints. From Puck. The Vl'-lage Oracle?Say what yew like, this here man Roosyvelt measures hla words, by gum! Storekeeper?Gives good measure, too, b gosh: IN THE OLD DOMINION GOSSIP OVEB CANDIDATES AND POLITICAL MATTERS. Special Correspondence of The St?r. RICHMOND, Va.. July 27. 1907. Politician* of the state do not take a great deal of stock In the rumors that Sen ator ueorge u. jveezeu 01 nwiiniigiiaui > > considering the advisability of getting Into the gubernatorial contest. Senator Keesell has served In the senate for many years, and while he has taken a great Interest in matters of legislation It Is not believed that he will make any contest for the nomination. He is a business man. a farmer, a capitalist, and takes great delight In managing his vast estate in his native county. Those who know him best do not think that he would be willing to give up his residence In Rockingham and consent to make his home here for four years. He Is a candidate for the senatorial nomination, but he Is making no effort to have the voters return him, being independent of what they do and not caring whether he Is nominated or not. Few men in me siaie are netier pusieu un state's revenues than Senator Keezell. and he has served on some of the most important committees since he has been In the senate. He is a democrat, and is one man in the county of Rockingham who can be elected to any office he desires, though it frequently happens that republicans are chosen to office there. The retirement of Judge William Hodges Mann of Nottoway from the attorneyship for the Norfolk and Western railroad has been the one subject of conversation among politicians of the state the last few days. Judge Mann, who is a candidate for renomination to the seflate, announced to several of his close personal friends more than a year ago that he intended to retire from the service of the railroad, and he would have handed in his resignation the first of thia year but for the fact that there were several causes pending in court in which he was counsel, some of the causes having been partly argued and others sent back for rehearing. When Judge Mann announced his candidacy for the gubernatorial nomination there were many who wanted to vote for him who would not do so becausa of the connection he had with the Norfolk and Western railroad. He Is now free to make a campaign independent of all relations with the railroads, which have gotten Into general had repute with the voters of the state at this time. Officials Reticent. Gov. Swanson, the members of the corporation corrftnisslon, the attorney general and Allen Caperton Braxton, who was associated with the commonwealth in the prosecution of the hearing of the rate matter before the commission, held a conference here Monday, but so far absolutely nothing lia3 been made public as to what will be done. That the state will continue the contest is accepted, but t . mode of procedure Is the one thing which the officials refuse to divulge. They content themselves with saying that "nothing undignifleu will be done," but decline to go one step further than that. That some move is on foot that will serve to bring the dispute to a head without having to go through a tiresome review of the evidence ana all me uetaiis 01 tne management ana class!flcation is regarded as certain, tjut in what manner no one will venturej a suggestion. From the June state health bulletin some interesting figures ar."" taken. The death rate data are not complete, several of the cities of the state making no report. In this city the total number of deaths is given at 25!t, of which 12S were white and 131 were colored. The ratio of population Is two to one for the whites as against the blacks, yet the number of deaths among the negroes is greater than of the whites by three, with only one-third of the Inhabitants. In Norfolk city, where the whites have a population some 10,000 in excess of that of the negroes, the deaths are S2 and !H>. respectively, and this includes the deaths of 75 persons under the age of five years. In Roanoke city t:.e deaths of whites exceed that of the blacks by 441 to 21. the population being two white and one colored. In Elizabeth City county, which includes Hampton and Phoebus, the deaths aggregated 35. of which 10 were of whites and 25 blacks, the population being nearly the same. Contagious diseases are renorted as fol lows: Whooping cough In 44 counties, measles, in 42. diphtheria in C, scarlet fever in tuberculosis in 63, typhoid fever in 4!) and smallpox in 11. On the whole, the sanitary condition of the state is good. Eighteen counties fail to make reports to the ?tate board. After the Ice Trust. Judge Witt of the hustings court has charged the grand jury of that court to look Into the matter of the Ice trust in this city. Tnere Is no spec'fle statute on the subject of trusts In Virginia, hut the judge told tho grand jury that the commonwealth was in it?eif a law. and that if It could be shown that there was a conspiracy to hinder trade In any way it was tlie duty of the body to present the parties to such conspiracy. The grand jury has been in session several days, and at the request of the members of that body it has been adjourned over to Wednesday of next week. The icemen of tiie city have been in a sweat for several daya, tlie court summoning them to tell ali the facts. The belief here is that the state will indict these people. That there is a trust 110 one here will deny, save the ice companies. The companies have an agreement whereby drivers in certain sections of the city will not sell to consumers who buy from another driver, the plan being to compel consumers In allotted districts to buy from the company which has the district. Numerous cases are on record wlvere drivers of wagons have flatly reiused to sell to people who wn.ntpH to bliv. for no other reason than that It was not in the district which they furnished. Judge Edmund Waddill of the United States court, in whose jurisdiction the street-car lines of the city were placed by receivership proceedings, has issued regulations for the operation of the cars of the local companies. He has prohibited smoking in the cars at all times, no one being allowed to smoke except those who stand on the rear platforms. The companies have always allowed smokers to occupy the two rear seats In the summer cars, but Judge Waddill lias inhibited that. The judge does not interfere with the "Jim Crow" law In any way, giving the conductors power to assign seats to whites and uiu'-hm, tinu iiiiimiiK il pm.ii iiiai uie siaie law on the subject is valid. Passengers who decline to conform to thw law are liable to arrest and fine in the courts of the state. The new regulations are effective from August 1. The company has been in .the hands of the receivers for several years. The principal owner is Frank J. Gould of New York. Incendiary Recaptured. Willie Freeman, the colored man who was released from the county Jail of Goochland about a month ago, and who was recaptured in Portsmouth, Ohio, Is again a prisoner of the state of Virginia. Freeman is accused or incendiarism, tne charge being that lie burned several buildings on an estate adjoining that on which he lived out of revenge for a fancied wrong. He has been tried once, the jury disagreeing. Before he could be tried a second time he was released. along with a man charged with | murder. There la reason to believe that the men who were implicated with Freeman are the ones who realesed him. and since he was captured the man lias done a lot of talking that will lead to the detection of the Jail-breakers. Freeman came back to Virginia without a requisition and is now confined in Henrico county Jail. Rosser Coleman, a man with a police record, has been given a year In Jail in the police oourt. J. W. Hayth, a Danville merchant. In passing along Franklin street, was accosted by a beggar and asked for a dime. Mr. Hayth put his hand in his pock et to get the com. ana wnen he drew* it out a roll of bills was spied. Then Coleman grabbed Mr. Hayth and held him and called for a companion to go through him. Mr. Hayth yelled and a negro man came to lils assistance. Coleman was arrested and taken to the police station He Is a drunken. worthless fellow and has been in Jail many times. The corrected census figures give the city a population of 112.4H7, nearly 1,000 more than when the figures were first announced. An error In addition was found. William Randolph (colored) of Powhatan, charged with the theft of a horse and buggy belonging to a colored man of the county, Fred Jones, was caught by the police here yesterday and held for the county authorities. Fifteen members of the staff of the Copenhagen Politician, newspaper, who will visit points of interest in this country for a month, arrived at New York Wednesday on the steamer Oscar IX. BOOM LACKS STRENGTH MOVEMENT FOB EX-GOV. WHITE IN WEST VTBGNIA. Social Oorresixmdenee of Tbe St?r. WHEELING, W. Va? July 27, 1907. No word has been received of a spread of the White propaganda from its starting point in King-wood, the capital of Preston county. The boom for the ex-sovernor to succeed Gov. Dawson was taken up bj' a j committee of Preston county republicans, j who announced a circular-letter cn:sade, , with which they hoped to enlist the support of other counties. The circular has not yet been distributed, and It is doubtful whether It has been formulated, and also doubtful whether It will be outlined at all. Sufficient publicity | to tne movement has been given to feel out ! White sentiment. If that was the object of ! the Kingwood affair. Expressions favorI able to White have been profuse and highly eulogistic, but it <s noticeable that they refer to the man separate from his candidacy for a second term, except in quarters where he has followers who would be for him for anything, or where it is considered the fashion to take administration i medicine without quibble or questioning. ] Talk of White has served the purpose of ' crystallizing anti-Swisher sentiment, and also of again stirring up a boom for Arnold C. Scherr, the state auditor. Scherr refuses j i to detine himself. It is said his physicians ; I have discountenanced a campaign on his ! part, and Intimates of Scherr assert that | he would not consider the nomination unI less it could be acquired without a tremendous1 physical strain. White Non-Committal. Ex-Gov. White refuses to say he will not be a candidate, answering all Inquiries with the statement that he Is not a candidate at the present writing, and would only consider becoming one under circumstances which would warrant It from the standpoint of the maintenance of the tax policies with which the White and Dawson administrations are aligned. The former governor says he does not proI that flip HMllitrnrf nnrl Oliln railmnrl j shall name the candidate for governor. I Unfortunately Mr. White does not turn an X-ray on this reference so as to make It definitely applicable to the situation. A great many people do not readily see why this or any other railroad should concern itself with the political situation in West Virginia in the near future, inasmuch as : the last two legislatures provided about j all the railroad legislation popularly demanded. The only exception was the rail- ' road commission hill, and this did not find j favor because, in the first place, there was j no popular clamor for it. despite vigorous in?iKtenpf? in ailmlnf^trntinri Hrrlfs nnif secondly, because the Hepburn rate bill was regarded as fully meeting all the requirements. since coal, the main species of freight, is almost entirely interstate traffic. The railroads were forced this year to go to a 2-cent-fa.re basis for passenger traffic. Under the new assessment system they pay an immense share of the taxes, thtlr assessments having been jacked up many fold. Having been forced to submit to the only two concessions demanded, it Is therefore difficult to reason out why the railroads should be anxious to fix up things In the matter of a governor, although Mr. White may get more specific on that point after the campaign approaches closer to the concluding stage. Certain It is that the candidate who can muster up an anti-railroad or ant:-rorporauun issui- h imit cuance o? pulling the humble voter his way. Democrats Rejoicing. Along the railroad line ft is, perhaps, interesting to observe the rejoicing among West Virginia democrats at Mr. Bryan's late utterance, that government ownership is an ultimate and not an Immediate Issue. Without exception his party oracles In th s state are disposed to congratulate him on his qualification. His Madison Square Gar! den surprise disgusted John T. McGraw, William E. Chilton, O. S. McKinney and other leading democrats who journeyed to New York as West Virginia home-weleomers, and since that time they have been less ardent toward the Nebraskan, although admitting his continued hold on the rank and file. Now both leaders and rank and file breathe easier, for Bryan's I explanation, although belated, v.-i'I sort of harmonize things. It will undoubtedly clarify the atmospheie when the business of picking the West Virginia delegation to the national convention is at hand. Henry G. Davis some months ago declared himself in Judge Gray's behalf, an announcement that failed to excite a ripple. C. C. Watts, former attorney general, and once a candidate for governor, came out for Senator Daniel. Judson Harmon of Cincinnati and Gov. Johnson of Minnesota also are acceptable to some others. But it will be nothing but Bryan when the roll Is called. Strother Out of the Running. Jatr.es Strother of McDowell county has eliminated himself from consideration for Congress In the fifth district, and John A. Sheppard, prosecuting attorney of Mingo, has done likewise. This means that Representative James A. Hughes will be unopposed and that he will be re-elected, as the district Is largely republican. The only congressional contest will be in the fourth district, where there is a prospective field looming up against Harry Woodyard. His opposition centers in Wood county, which will have within one vote half of the convention representation. Woodyard will have to get every other county to win. Judge j?ioss ana fresiey vv. Morris, notn or wooa, are seriously talked of, and a choice between them must be determined before either can begin on the other counties. Woodyard will capture several of the counties without trouble. TRAIN FERRY TO IRELAND. Will Obviate the Trouble of the Short Boat Trip. Special Cablegram to Tie Star. DUBLIN", July 27.?There is being organized a scheme for the institution of a train ferry system between Stranraer and Lame which ought to prove of especial interest to American railway men. i ne central idea of the train ferry service between the two points is to obviate the necessity at present experienced by passengers leaving the train for the short cross-channel passage. Sir William White, K.C.B., and the late director of naval construction and one of the foremost authorities on all questions associated with shipbuilding problems, lias reported upon its practicability from the standpoint of stability, etc., so there is a certainty of the project being Included among the private bill schemes for the next session of parliament. That there Is no obstacle from the point of view of design or construction is easily demonstrated and experts declare that there is little doubt but that the project would be speedily favored by the public. Harbor proteetlonal works for the passing of the train to and from the ferry. It Is stated, could easily be provided. Indeed, the geographical conditions are believed to bf? mnni fuvnra!Klrt uf Stranraer and Larne than at other points, and it is believed that the success of the scheme in application would result in Its adoption at other points of the coast for the channel and the Irish sea traffic. Kxperts say that it is surprising that the train ferry system has not long since been adopted In view of applications on the continent and In America. The idea was suggested many years apo by Messrs. Inglls' firm to Mr. afterward Sir John Fowler, and the model of one of the boats is still | at the Kensington Museum. In the United States, according to the statistics collected by the experts, there are over 51*) train ferries with accommodation for more than 5,COO cars, each boat being capable on the average of carrying about ten of the heaviest of freight cars. The average speed at which they work is about ten miles per hour, and they carry about 11,500 passengers daily In addition to the freight. Une of the difficulties anticipated in British waters is the rise and the fa'l of the tides, but the experts declare that this Is by no means Insurmountable. In the American states the usual practice Is declared by the reports to have a counterweight bridge hinged on the shore end supported at the outer end by a pontoon. Battle of Life. From London Milling. Life Is a struggle, and It Is the sturdy faith that the best Is yet to be which Impels one to new efTort. and leads the way to fresh accomplishment*. NEWS OF INTE TO THE 1 The warm weather of th<> past week or so has boded III to the automobile trade so far as the sale of machines has been concerned. While a number of machines have been disposed of by the dealers, still they say that the trade has not been what It should have averaged. Still they say while they do not expect much in the line of sales ? iV,i? I ..,1QD1,? f%. V,... 1 1...... 1 more. The management of the Pope Automohll> Company states that during the past week they liave sold to l>r. A. I>. ltutz an autocar. Another runabout of the sams lintwas sold to Dr. J. Thomas Kelly, while Mr J. H. Cranford of the Craford Fusing Company became the owner of a handsome Waverly electric machine. Mr. Wallace Hood, manager for the Motor Car Company, who of late has done some remarkable motor car racing In this r?Itv Rnlf imnro n nrl nth??r nlHCPS will ttrob ably contest In the races to bo held at Brighton Beach August II and 10. In the events in which he will contest Mr. Hood will probably drive a special high horsepower Thomas tlyer runabout. Specially constructed electric motor trucks are being used by Wisconsin pe.i canners for hauling their product to market. Each truck hauls several tons of peas at a time According to the New York law the owner of a car must register it with the secretary of state, but need not take out a license to drive It if he employs a licensed chauffeur. I I Mnrtn- '?( UootAn 11 v rlrni'P M roadster to the top of Blue Mill, the highest point of land on the Atlantic coast of tne United States, over a road unusually steep and rough. A semi-weekly 'bus line Is to be inaugurated between Philadelphia and historic Valley Forge, where Washington prayed in camp and where Senator Knox now lias his country home. Some of the first power-driven fire engines in the world w re made in New Eng land as far back as in 1K74 and 1S73. and thus antedated practically all automobile invention In all countri s. State Road Commissioner Hutchinson of New Jersey, who is charged with enforcing trie speed laws, recently was noiu up i>y a rural constable, who claimed he was speeding in the state's car. A big express company lias decided to replace all its liorse-drawn vehicles in Indianapolis with electric trucks A garage with a capacity of twenty-one cars is being constructed to house the machines. From New York to Cape Charles, Va., in nineteen hours and thirty minutes was a new record established by Jerome Alexandre of the former city, who lowered Hurney Oldtield's time by about two hours. A competition for instruments designed to indicate the fuel consumption, together with the sped of cars, is oil in France. A valuable prize is offered, to say nothing of the free advertising which the winner will get. Although hut recently organized, the Safe Roads Automobile Association of Boston already has investigated many instances of careless driving, with the result that the licenses of two motorists have been suspended for a time. At a cost of but S4.O00 Calvin S. Smith and Mrs. Smith of Chicago, with a chauffeur, recently completed a ti.OiO-mile tour of Kurope without a serious breakdown or a clash with customs authorities. They used an American car. A new motor street sprinkler in use in Rorlin rlrn^e Hio a-n r\r n f ta-.i luirsp.Hrnu'n ones. Whereas the latter sprinkle surface of a width of from thirteen and one half feet, the auto sprinklers can cover thirtynine feet and sprinkle a mile of road with one filling. The German army now has over 1(K) armored war automobiles, driven by a corps of chauffeurs chosen- from the most* intelligent men of the army. The machines are kept together and frequently maneuvered like a squadron of cavalry. A shipment of cars that left a factory in Chicago on March 10 was not received in San Francisco until nearly the end of June, having been 110 days on the way. This is believed to be a record for slow transportation across the continent. In sharp contrast with the refusal of Gov. Hughes of New York to permit the use of troops to protect spectators at the Vanderbilt cup race, over 8.000 soldiers were useu iu uie coiustj uuiiiik me recent Grand 1'rix in France. The road to Lick Observatory, on the summit of Mount Hamilton, is seven and a half miles long and there are ;!(>."> turns In the ascent of 2.000 feet: but J. A. Chanslor of San Francisco recently drove a touring car to the observatory In thirty-seven minutes. Booth Tarkington, the novelist, has been touring Norway and Sweden, where the roads are declared to be "worse than America's," and where gasoline lias to be ordered by telegraph in advance. It took a week to cover 500 miles. nr. T. , 1, ? 4 T < ?> 1 ? .. 1 i lit: ii it*nus iui. jwiiii r\. i?kia. im;ai agent of the Oldsmobile, are congratulating him on the splendii race lie put up in winning the five-mile automobile race held at the Pythian field day at the Brightwood track Wednesday. In the event Mr. Lutz, who had John Fister riding with him. drove the gray Olismobile in which he recently completed a run of 1,000 miles about the streets and avenues of this city. During the first part of the race Mr. Lutz apparently held his big machine back until within a mile or so of the close, when he gradually forged ahead and took the race with ease. The trophy was a handsome silver cup. which, after being suitably engrave'!, will adorn the offices of the Oldsmobile headquarters at 14th and R streets northwest. For the past two weeks. Mr. Ro.vce Hough, manager of the Pope Automobile Company, has been enjoying an outing on Patuxent river. In Marylland, and about forty miles from this city. lie was accompanied by Mrs. Hough and several friends. Mr. Hough, while in the section, became much interested in motor boating and also found much time to travel the roads of Charles county, which he says are sandy , and are fine for automobiling. The party made the trip in a large locomobile touring car, of which Mr. Hough is the iuv;ai a^riiL. New York will have practically a fort- I DUG UP DOG INDIANS BURIED. Explorers Come Across Belie of EarlyManhattan Dwellers. From the New York Sun. Ix>eal archaeologists were pleased to learn yesterday that R. P. Bolton. W. L. Calver and E. Hagaman Hall, who spend a good deal of their spare time In prowling about unnar nirf nf n n V?n 11 a n TolonH lAal/Inn IUV. .6 for relics of the aborigines, had discovered on Sunday in a lot on the east side of Seaman avenue near Hawthorne street the bones of a dog burled by the Indians probably before the Dutch occupied the island in 102tf. The full skeleton was secured and Mr. Hall thinks from the surroundings lha; it was n white dog burial. It is the fourth of the kind that they have found since 1903. The bones were in a round pit about three feet deep and three feet in diameter. They , lay on a rock bottom and oyster .shells wi re ; packed carefully over them to preserve the f body from being dug up after burial, j .ie , Indians regarded white dogs as especially valuable for messengers to the Great Spirit. It was their custom to rear the3e dogs carefully, pluck every black hair from th m an 1 , then when they wanted to appeas the Great Spirit strangle them and hang their i bodies up for a time while prayers and 1 messages to the Spirit were said to the . i?4.. tran?mission to the beyond. UOUJ iyj' 11 The Indians thought the spirit of the (log < remained in the carcass until after burial, an after it had heard what they wanted i to say it was sent on Its journey carefuily < packed !n oyster shells so that it should . not be disturbed. Mr. Hall and his colleagues have a large collection of relics found in the upper part ' of Xew York. They !lnd them when streets 1 are opened and cellars are dug and by prospecting through the fields. Among them are many reminders of the revolutionary war which had several lively phases 1 at the upper part of Manhattan. Among the finds are also specimens of Indian pot- , tery and domestic tools. Some of these were found In a rock cave at Inwood. Speaking yesterday of his explorations Mr. Hall said: 1 "Thlo lulond nrp?onf? fl P11 fi n 11 a PAnfi-aal At the very northern end we find a rock < cave where the aborigines used to live i Down at the other end are the monster of- t REST MJTOMOBILISTS nl*hf of shows In the fall That of the Automobile Club of AmerlcH and tin- American Motor Car Manufacturers' Association will run from October to :il. ami the "licensed" show will bejrin two days later. Few automobllists in the country arc more enthusiastic lovers of mot orinic than Mayor K K Taylor of Alme la, Cal Me Is a warm friend of Col. Hiram T ltradlcy. who claims to have been the original builder of automobiles on tin- Pacific coast. t Marry TV Cox. a Hartford (Conn t rhrm1st. claims to have discovered, after Ionic aooratory researches. a substitute for natural rubber, which can be compounded us reality as the natural ?um ami can he vulcanized or cureil with even Kreater facility. H. M Draper, formerly heail of a Michigan orphanage. with hi* wife, <la>i|tlitor and six children, Is touring the country In an automohile which literally Is a house oil wheels. In an endeavor to raise funds to establish an industrial school at Seattle France's recent racing reversals, the sue *-?-??!ve or me Hrit.sh trophy, tin* Targa Florio. the lierkomer i i- and tin* Kaiser's cup. have set all Kr? in-hmcn to thinking. with t?he result th.it nn?iv mom > and effort than ever will be expended before next season. Mayor Mrl'lellan of N? w York vetoed the bill providing that no person should be per mitted to operate any englm* ? \? e ding t*-n horse-power, Irrespective of motive power, unless he he a licensed steam eng.n er. Tin* mayor, w-ho is a motorist, found it too sweeping in its provisions. S. D. Waldron recently drove a ear from Detroit to Rochester, N. Y ttii 1 in seventeen horns. Including t\\.> hours l<ist by being lieM up at Niagara Kalis for violating; tiie speed laws" The next day he ran the 411 miles to New Vork In nineteen hours and twenty-live minutes, making nc: miles in the two days. One of the first light steam-road buggies ever huiit was constructed f<>it\ >ais ag.i by Pr. J. \V. Carhart. now of Austin. 'I'e* . at Racine. Wis. It proved such a suecefs that the Wisconsin legislature ottered i premium of SIO.MIU to any one who would .. I-* II -a - ? ' -- ^ n rrii-fii ujjfliru m:ni *\;ifc;<t!l nil more advanced lines than the t'arhart vehicle. Illinois motorists generally express great satisfaction with the new automobile law, which permits them to travel twenty miles an hour in the country. fifteen miles In residential and ten miles in business districts; takes away the right of cities and towns to pass or enforce speed ordinances of tin itown and provides that state licenses shall replace city ones. ilr. and Mrs. diaries J. fJlldden of Huston. who have traveled by automobile .'!! .7<M miles in thirty-six countries, will resume their globe circling triir. leaving l.ondon August H for a 2,(Hul-mlle drive in Kngland , and Scotland. Following tills drives will he made In Norway. Kussia. Spain, l'ortug il and in countries around the Medit n.incan, and the world's tour of 50,000 miles In lifty countries will he completed in South America in l'tll. The tour commenced in l-ondon in l'.lOl. Harry 1'nwin. the motorist, who purposely was arrested for not having i N' -w Jersey license, has lost his long legal battle. The question raised was whether it was constl tutlonal to compel citizens of on.' state who have complied with its laws, to abstain from tihe highways of another until the* provisions governing the latter have been conformed to. The New Jersey court of appeals has derided against I n win an.l the ease will not be carried to the United States Supreme Court. " Following the example set by New Jersey an.'l K1 irirla .? bid for the Vanderbllt cup race. Printed circulars containing suggestions for visiting autoists are being prepared by the Victoria. B. Motor Club. An organization known as the Professional Colored Chauffeurs' club of America has been formed at New York. The use of rosin on a leather-lined clutch to prevent it from slipping wears out the leather. Castor oil is preferable. The automobile club.s of Schenectady. Cohoes and the Adirondack Club of Sandy Hill. N. Y., are now in the A A. A. ? Two rural mall carriers running out of r 1.- ? * MiH-iu.ftinr, I1IU., lin?t- n jilitieil lllt'ir Horses ami wagons with motor runabouts. The rise in the price of leather from .70 to 7,"> per cent is attributed to the demands for Its us.' In tin- automobile Industry. * Cars representing the output of :t5 American factories were represented 111 the U-lidden tour. There was not a foreign car entered. It Is probable that the next sealed mechanism contest run by the Automobile Club of America will last for a week instead of four days. An automobile omnibus line between Pubuque, Iowa, and Flattsville and Cuba City, Wis., has been inaugurated. Regular trips are made daily. Experiments are being made In Paris with what Is called steel pavement, but which Is really a concrete pavement reinforced with a steel framework. New and exceedingly stringent reeula tions regarding the introduction of foreign built automobiles into Germany by tourists have been placed in force. The "See America" League Is preparing a 35,000-mile automobile expedition through the United States. It Is stated, which will leave this city about August 1. Vigorous protests are being made against the efforts of the lSig Four railroad to have abandoned a portion of the national road near Indianapolis. Carburetor troubles are almost certain to follow the too-common mistake of using the same funnel with which to fill both the gasoline and water tanks. Of great advantage to motorists driving north from this city is a new ferry over the Susquehanna river between Havre de Grace and Perryville. Md. Within nine years the number of automobile builders In the United States has grown from 4 to 2."J4, of whom 218 make gasoline, ID electric and 14 steam cars. Shotgun methods will not go any longer in Indiana, for the authorities have begun a vigorous crusade against farmers who have lired on automobile drivers. Police traps are so numerous In (Jr.'.it Britain that one English motoring journal recently published a map of the infested roads, ninety traps being speclflcal y described. lice buildings, as great a contrast as ^0111 il be Imagined between barbarism and civilization. We hope to have the rock cave preserved by having a city park made ? f the surroundings. Modern life is wlpl g i out these traces of the aborigines of this island so fast that we should like to have recent discoveries preserved. They .insubstantial additions to the history of the island." Gray Horses In Maine. From the LewWton Journal. After a disquisition on the value of gnuhorses, as compared w ith hors> s of other colors, the Parkliurst writer sagely notes; "You may change a farmer's religion or politics, make him think lie Is rich an l handsome, coax his wife to run away with you, or sell him a dog. but you will never make him think a gray horse is not a Jewel. I read somewhere recently that gray horses were not up to the standm I. jr words to that effect. I nrvor was .- > ? astonished in my life. I have always thought, and do now. that gray or v.. i! horses were the handsoin.st, toughest breed on the planet. "The celebrated Arabian horses ire wluie >r dapple pray. Famous generals In ail ivars have ridden white or iron gray chargers. Circus men select gray liors s lo draw the band wagons In street parad- s A great packing company al? ays selects Here heron horses not so much for the color, but because their f?*et will stund traveling on t!?? pavements better than any draught breed. It is saio tii.it J -m of Arc rode a milk-white liorse, and St John, tlie revelator, saw a white horse in Heaven iKev.. vi:'J). Half of th drau: ' horses in Aroostook are white or gray. r. i another decade will see DO per cent of them jf that color." Defective Teeth. "r.)!ll the Rrltl*h Mrdlt'al Journal. How grave a national risk defective te?*th may become was sufficiently evMrnrcl l>v :he enormous wastage during the South African war owing to the number of nu n who lacked sufficient teeth to inastlcate ordinary food, and to the same cause Is , lue a large proportion. If not the majority. >t the rejections of otherwise suitable t trmy recruit* at the present t.at.