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\?TTE S'JNEa? MORNING CLITIC N Bniine tOfflc* 11th Street uic Pennij'.^ani? A vera*. Tj' tfver.ng Stav Newspaper OoiEpacy, IBEODOHE W NOYES President New York Office: Tribune Building Clnoago Office: First National Bank Buildir.fr. The Kvpnlnc St.ir. with thf >*or<lf.y morning tlon N (!??! f v < arrN-rs. <?n th- ir own account* within 15 t? SO rmt! per moBtfc; irttimit :ba Sui.?l: j uioriunK edition at 44 rent* per uuiitb i'v mall nontax** j'r#*ptt!?l" I'aj'v Sij: ?!.?- I. <>n#* mo?t?h. <*<> c.^ntS, T? > ?'X< ??pt?,tl, '-n.- TlioQth. CO ? * 3 Li. t ?' >??!??> >'nr. - n#* j a $1 .iO. kwi.tiav ; inr, on.- year, $1 50. i - No. 17,147, WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1907-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. Weather. l air, slightly coo! r tonight.' roniorrow fair. EX-CONSUL DEADs Dr. Wm. H. Aborcrombie Kills ! Himself at Stonelsigh Court. FIRST READ "TIRED" STORY j Then Sealed His Room and Lies Down to Die. WEALTHY ? MARRIED ? HAPPY And No One Knows Why H? Took His Life?Suicide's Wife Sent For. Dr Willi;!.-.! H. Abererombi?. formerly Vmter States consul to Nagasaki, Jap committed suicide by aspliyxiution ill his ,upartinents at Stonel* igli Court last niglit. On a table near the bei1 where the man lay dead was found a magazine, open at an unii'l- on The Effects <f Mental Fatigue." Thus far this is the only Indication of any reason f?.r the suicide, for l>r. Abercrombie, who was sixty-two years of age, was w . altliy, married, had just returned from u summer s;>ent at the seashore, and had st t rned in the best of spirits. About S o'clock this morning a colored maid. Kmma K. Jackson, entered the outer room of the Abercrombie apartments to atti ml to her usual household duties. She Immediately perceived a strong odor of gas coming, apparently, from the bedroom which l'r. Abercrombie occupied. She hur riedly op-ned some of the windows, left the door open and then rushed downstairs. A clerk returned upstairs with the maid and with her opened the door leading to tt.e doctor s bedroom. The door was un locktd, hut it was opened with difficulty, cotton having been stuffed tightly in the cracks. Dead Hours When Found. Dr Abercrombie was found lying dead on his bid. dress* d In t.is night clothes, with a coverlet drawn partly over him. tJas was issuing from one jet of the bed room chandelier anil from a Jet In a little hallway connecting with the bathroom. The windows of the bedroom and bathroom were closed tightly. Dr. W lj. Yastrrson. who lives at Stone lelgh court, was summoned. He hastened to the apartment, and after an examina tion of the body, declared that Dr. Aber ?rumble had been dead for several hours. No letters or notes of any kind, to indi cate the cause of the deed. were found in the room, and everything was in placy. Had li not 1" en for the cotton stuffed in the door crack* there would have been every indication of accidental death. The room w. ?< in |K rfi et order. Dr A liercrombie had taken off his cloth s. to prepare for-going to bed. and they wt re in order on chairs in th mom. His watch and other jewelry u^r. lying on a bureau in the room. Yesterday afternoon Dr. Abercrombie ealed 'for some li?iuor. and a bottle of whisky and some vieiiy. of which l.ttle had been used. w?-re found on a table in the bedroom "Where he took his life. Those uround the apartment say L'r. Abercrombie was a temperate man, and Irs ordjr for tiie liquor was regarded as unusual. Nobody Knows the Season. M> ntal depression has listen suggest'd as the cause of th" deed, as upon the table In the room was found a magazine article, which the doctor had evidently been read ing. on the subject "Effects of Mental Fatigue." There were several books and papers on the same table. Indicating that the man spent much time in study yester day. and the article on mental fatigue was the last, apparently, that he had read. Another fact Indicating th< same cause w.i? Dr. Abercrombie" s perturbed con dition of mind when the liquor was deliv ered to him yesterday The bell boy who delivered it found Dr. Abercrombie walking up and down the apartment, wringing his hands and apparently much excited. Dr. Abercrombie was born in New Y'ork city In 1M.V After attending the public schools there he went to Hobart College at Ceneva. N. Y Later he wan graduated from tin- medical department of the New Y"rk University in 1>7'J From that time until 1MN? la- practiced medicine in Jersey I City anil New Y'ork. In l*!?o Dr Abercrombie was appointed by President Harrison as consul to Nagasaki. Japan, and held the post for six years, or until the change of administration. i Ur v\ is then pnsde.HSed of coiis.derable wealtn ai.d retired from active work. Four years ago he moved to Stoneleigh Court. Just Come Back to Town. Dr Abercrombie married some years ago. and his wife survives him. After spending the summer with Ills wife at Atlantic City the doctor came on to Washington, while Mrs Abercrombie went to Reading. Pa., to care for her s ck mother. She has been notified'of her husbands death and Is on her way to Washington. The polio- and coroner were notified of ti e suicide about l? o clock this morning, and Sergt. Brown and Policeman Allan of t!,. third precinct went to the Connecticut avenue apartments and took charge. The police were Informed that the de ceased was related'to Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Shoefelt. who live at isth street and JefTer son place, and the dead man is a cousin of | <"iipt. Frederick A. Miller of 22U1 Massa chusetts avenue northwest. But all these relatives were found to be out of the city w hen the police went to notify them. Member of Local Club. Dr. Abercrombie was a member of the Metropolitan Club, having been elected to membership January 7, 1S!>9, and was a frequent visitor at the clubrooms. at H ftreet and Vermont avenue northwest. The news of the suicide of Dr. Abercrom bie was. a great shock to the members of the club when It became generally known this afternoon, and it was the topic of gen eral conversation. ?"1 was talking with him a day or so ago here and he seemed to be In good health and fine spirits," state*' a member of the < lub to a Star reportta this afternoon. "1 am much surprised at lis rash deed " In his apartment was found a handsome umbrella, upon which It was stated that it was presented to Lfr Abercrombie by the Metropolitan Club. This Is an indication of the high regard with which he was held by the members of the club. Dr Abercrombie was known about the Stoneleigh Court apartments as a retired surgeon of the United States Navy; and in the city directory the letters "U.S.N." fol low his name. Hut the records of the Navy Department, after being searched this morning, revealed no such officer or sur geon In that service. It was known that he was a physician and had retired from the government service, and this is be lieved to have led to the confusion. Plans for Cruise of the Battle ships Not Matured. RETURN FROM THE PACIFIC Vessels May Come Back the Same Way They Go. TWO FLEETS NOT PROJECTED Authoritative Contradiction at the Navy Department of Publication of Department's Intention. It is authoritatively stated at the Navy 1 Vjiartment, in relation to ccytain publica tions in (N"i w York today, that President R<osevelt? does not contemplate the creation of two battleship fleets. Nor does Secretary Metcalf, or even the general board, which Is supposed to represent the extreme view in naval development, favor either the divi sion of the present magnificent fleet under Admiral Evans' command or the creation of another fleet in order that there may be a formidable American navy in both oceans the Atlantic ar\d the Pacific. On the con trary, it is regarded as better policy to maintain one perfectly equipped and well drilled fleet, free to move speedily to any part of the globe at short notice; and the present plans contemplate the Increase of the strength of the existing Atlantic fleet from eighteen to twenty-eight battleships. This will afford a command as large as can be properly directed by any one officer, and it will, moreover, about mark the capacity of tlie ports and drydocks in any particular section of the world. So it is asserted positively at the depart ment that there is not the least intention of keeping the battleships which will go to the Pacific permanently in those waters. That fleet will surely return to the Atlantic seaboard after it has fulfilled its mission and demonstrated the feasibility of safely transferring such a vast naval force from one ocean to the other and back again. Probably before it will again become neces sary to gather an equal number of naval vessels in the Pacific the Panama canal will have been completed and the problem will be an easy on?. Too Big Fleets Not Proposed. It is pointed out at the Navy Depart ment that even were the President or the department so disposed, it would be im possible for them to provide for another such fleet as Admiral Evans' present com mand without congressional authorization. It is true that several battleships, notably the New Hampshire, the Idaho and the Mississippi, and the three fleet scout cruisers, Salem, Hirmingham and Chester, are now under construction on the Atlantic sea board. but it is impossible that any of these should serve as the nucleus of a new fleet. According to the naval officials, it will be very many months before any of these ships will be In commission?infact, so long a time will elapse that it is prob able that the Atlantic fleet will have re turned to eastern waters before the new ships are ready. The periodic reports of the naval in spectors at the ship yards where these vessels are being constructed show that they are but little more than 80 per cent advanced toward completion. The last Stages of shipbuilding are the slowest and the average rate of progress is below 2 per cent monthly. But even after the ves sel is reported as completed very much more remains to be done before it is in ac tive service under commission. In some cases the builders' private trials occupy months and involve considerable changes in the machinery to realize the contrt-et spei d, and even after the vessel is ac tually in commission another long period must elapse before she is "shaken down" and ready to take her place in the battle ship line without danger of breaking down or smashing into some of the ships. In fact, according to the department's statement, these new ships will probably be completed and turned over to the go\ ernment Just about in time to replace some of the vessels now in the fleet, which will then be regarded as of obso lete type and fit only for reserve pur poses. Certainly, even without this with drawal of old ships, the new vessels are not sufficient in number to bring the At lantic fleet up to the desired quota of twenty-four battleships. Return Route of the Fleet. It is again stated at the Navy Depart ment that beyond his determination to have the Atlantic fleet return to Its home station, President Rosevelt has not de cided how the fleet shall return to the east. The general board and Admiral Evans, with his staff, have prepared plans ?ind full itineraries for return cruises by way of the Straits of Magellan, by the Cape of Good Hope route and by the North Pacific route via Manila and the Indian cx-ean and Suez. Two months' notice will be quite sufficient to enable the Navy Department bureaus to exe cute all of the preliminaries, such as ac cumulating ample supplies of :oal at the convenient points, for the exe ution of any of these Itineraries, so that the Pres ident has all of the time between the present and probably next July to reach a decision on this point. FAIRBANKS AHEAD. Senator Hemenway's View of His Growth as a Candidate. Senator Hemenway of Indiana, who is regarded as the manager of the Fairbanks presidential boom, arrived In town last night on his way home from a visit to I.ake Champlaln. Senator Hemenway is full of enthusiasm for his candidate's pros pects and thinks that Vice President Fair banks will carry off the prize. He says that Fairbanks is growing stronger in the west all the time and that the east is coming to know him better and more and more to appreciate his worth. I He thinks that Fairbanks will be stronger in the east than either Knox or Taft Con cerning the cause of this growing popu larity of Fairbanks, Senator Hemenway says: "Vice President Fairbanks now repre sents and would, as President, represent the policies of the republican party?the same policies represented by President Hoosevelt. President Harrison urged and signed the Sherman anti-trust law, but the restriction of combinations of capital con tained therein has not been known as a Harrison policy. It was placed on the statute books by the republican party. The party stands for the enforcement of the laws. It takes the position that a corpora tion violating the law should be punished Instead of believing that because one trust is bad all should be abolished, as Mr Uryan does." Shot and Killed Himself. ROCKY FORD, Col., September S.'iWil liarn N. Randall, former state senator, ac cidentally shot and killed himself last night when packing his grip preparatory to leaving for Wlllamantic. Conn., to join his j family, who had been in the east all sum- I mer. * BIG GRAIN FIRM FAILS HOUSE HAD BEEN DABBLING IN RAILROAD STOCKS. new YORK. September 5.?The failure of Watson- & Co.. Brain and commission brokers, was announced on the New York | Stock Exchange today. It Is understood | that the firm has been very active In trad ing in Northwestern railroad stocks lately. The firm is composed of Lewis T. Watson, the stock exchange member; Henry P. Watson, H. V. Jones and C. E. Anderson. It has branch offices In Duluth. Hot Springs, Ya., Minneapolis and Wlnnip g. \V. Frank Newell fcas been appointed re ceiver for the lirm. \lr Newell is the firm s office manager. The doors of Watson & Co/s office in Broad street were closed after the announcement of the failure, a placard posted on the door announcing that '-he firm had assigned for the benefit of its creditors. No statement as to the cause of the failure or as to the firms resources was obtainable at that hour, but one of the clerks said that a statement would probably be Issued later. Had Eyes on Wheat Belt. J Watson & Co. have been large operators , in grain. H. V. Jones, one of the members of the firm, is a crop expert, and spent much of his time going through the whe?t ported to have suffered severely in a de r, ? ?? the stock exchange, where prices were weak during the corning on^umors \ul\ announcement not induce any ' con b:"nd s^rftf *e U ear Her i n the day were forced to buy Ihe day shortly after the failure was posted. SIMS KNOWS SOMETHING. Rumor Questions the Good Faith of the Alton CHICAGO, September 6.?Echoes of the Chicago and Alton Immunity proceedings died away with the departure rom Chi cago yesterday of the principals in the federal court ? proceedings. Judge K. M. 1 andis returned to his Interrupted vaca tion in Indiana, and District Attorney Sims rejoined his family in their summer home in Michigan. Neither will return until the evening of the continued grand jury session. September 24. Before that date conferences between Mr. Sims, Specia District Attorney Wilkerson and Attorney General Bonaparte will be held in Wash ington. It is expected that the situation will be cleared up then, and that definite action in the case will ensue at the next COjll!^Ke< l!andis' words in reference to the government's promise of Immunity to the Alton upon which he dwelt when dismiss es the grand jury August 14 for Its re cefs are recalled now as possessing con siderable significance. At that time he apparently hinted that If the railroad com pany allowed Its employes to hold back facts or mislead the Investigation in any way it was a hreach of faith from the government s standpoint. He said. In part. I -wW this arrangement was the court I does not know, but the court assumes t possibly may have provided that the Chl I cago and Alton Company should emanci pate 'hose who act and speak tor it from 1 all obligation to deceive and mislead the turv in the trial lately closed. If this be trul whatever officer of the Department Tnstlce Is charged with the task of de ti-m"nhig what shall be the department s ?tt?tude must have submitted to hi. care that "he mav Intelligently decide whether tnat ne ?? J attorney's arrangement immunity. Uncle Sam Leases Bay and Dry Dock. RERLIN September 5.?A special dls path from Shanghai says that the Unite States has taken a five Jears lease ? N'urvik bay. south of Yladiv stok. and has | 'also leased for next winter the floating dr> i dock at Vladivostok. NOTICE. The price of this paper at NEWSSTANDS and from NEWSBOYS is TWO CENTS. There has been no change of any kind in the price of the paper to newsboys, and readers should pay no more than the printed price. ANOTHER OIL RESPITE HEARING AGAINST THE STAND ARD POSTPONED AGAIN. NEW YORK, September 5.?Another post ponement of the taking of testimony against the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and affiliated concerns was or dered today by former Judge Franklin Fer " riss of St. Louis, who is acting as examiner, for the federal court. The hearing is now scheduled for September 17, and it Is said there will be no delay beyond that date in proceedings in this jurisdiction. The ad joarnment was requested by the attorneys for the defendant companies and Joined in by the special counsel representing the government. It was granted to give the Standard Oil Company time to prepare statements from its books and records which arc desired by tho<>e in charge of tha prosecution. These statements, it was claimed, would do away with the necessity of bringing all of the books of the various companies to the Federal building and would ultimately expedite the hearing. The testi mony to be taken In New York will be largely of a documentary character and w?ll be reported back to the United States circuit court in St. Louis, where the gov ernment's suit to dissolve the so-called '?oil trust" was brought. Special Attorney Frank B. Kellogg today at the brief session- before Examiner Fer riss said that thj government does not waive the prouuction of the books and docu ments if they ara deemed necessary and that the right to verify the statements from the companies books v.as reserved. A CROSS-COUNTRY MARCH. Feat of United States Troops and Cav alry Enjoyed by Young Roosevelt. Sptt'ial Dispatch to Tbe Star. CHICAGO, September 5.?The first squad ron, consisting of four troops of the 13th United States Cavalry, accompanied by Kermlt Roosevelt, son of the President, and Flr?t Lleuts. Philip Sheridan, Jr., and Fitz hugh Lee, Jr., on a practice march from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to Fort Sheridan, arrived In Eigln last night. The troopers were twelve hours ahead of schedule time. The three young men gave evidence of en joying the trip across the country. The troopers will leave Palatine at 6 o'clock tomorrow, and expect to arrive at Fort Sheridan about noon. COMMISSIONER WARNER HERE. After Visiting Many Cities Finds That Washington Is the Best Resort. "Washington Is the best summer resort In the country," said Vespasian Warner, commissioner of pensions, to a reporter of The Star today. "I have just returned from a month's trip, inspecting pension agendas, and I have been broiled most of the time and looking back at Washington with re gret, longing for the time when I should return. I visited Philadelphia. New York. Boston, Concord, N. H.; Buffalo, Detroit and Chicago, and found all the agencies in good order. I shall remain in Washington now indefinitely." Mr Warner said that the contest over his father's estate, wherein the will is dis l puted by ths testator's second wife, is 1 "still dragging along." THE HAG UE CONFEEENCE AMERICAN HIGH COURT PARTLY APPROVED. THE HAGUE, September 5.?The examin ing committee, under the presidency of M. Bourgeois, today approved the American proposition on the subject of the establish ment of a permanent international high court of justice, with the exception of the paragraph referring to the allotment of the judges. Joseph li. Choate of the American delega tion delivered a long and eloquent speech urging the necessity for some such arrange ment anu suggesting several solutions for the points in dispute. A small committee was appointed, consist ing of Air. ^..oate and Mr. Scott (United States), Baron Marsciiall von Bie<berstein (Germany), M. Bourgeois (France), M. Nell ilolt (Russia), Count Tornielie (Italy), Herr Merey von Jvapos-Mere (Austria Hungary) and Dr. Baruoza (Brazil), to examine the question of the allotment of judges. This committee will meet Septemuer 10. Article 7 of the American project, which proviued "tnat tne high court yearly shall appoint three judges w.th tnree substitutes constituting a special tribunal, which can, if nectssary, try cases elsewhere than at The Hague," has been changed so as to give tile three judges the name of "special delegation" instead of "special tribunal," wnile the whole court will be called the "court of arbitral justice." During the discussion t6day Dr. Barboza, having misunderstood a statement made by Mr. Chyate in the course of his speech, re torted rather energetically, but Mr. Choate explained that he did not mean to criticise tiie Brazilian project, and the incident was I closid. FUSION IN NEBRASKA. Primary Results Would Seem to In dicate Such This Year. LINCOLN, Neb., September 5.?Returns from the primary election of Tuesday indi cate the nomination for judge of the su preme court of George L. Loomis of Fre mont, on both the democratic and popu list tickets, which will insure fus.on again tills year. Prior to the election it was thought Loomis would be the democratic nominee and Judge Albert of Coiumuus would secure the popu.lst nomination. PENNSYLVANIA BANKERS. Thirteenth Annual Convention Opened in Pittsburg Today. Special Dispatch to The Star. PITTSBURG, Pa., September S.-The thirteenth annual convention of the Penn sylvania Bankers' Association opened here today and will continue for two days. Bankers from all over the country were in attendance, about fifty coming from Phila delphia alone. Owing to the money mar ket disturbances of the recent past the ex ecutives of banks and trust companies look forward to the session with unusual Inter est. Addresses will be delivered by men prominent In the financial world. Among the topics announced to be dis cussed are "The Merits of the National Banking System," on which Charles H. Treat, treasurer of the United States, will speak. John G. Reading, head of the Sus quehanna Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Williarosport, will deliver an address on "National Bank vs. the Trust Company." He Is expected to attack the recently enact ed states banking act, which limits the field of trust company activity. Another address is that to be delivered by J. F. Faires of the Fourth Street National Bank of Philadelphia, the topic of which Is "Busi ness Conditions Today." It is expected that John B. Jackson, now vice president of the Pennsylvania Bankers' Association, will be elected to succeed Joseph Wayne, Jr.. cashier of Uie Girard National Bank of Philadelphia, who has resigned as presi dent of the organization. American Woman in Trouble at Paris. PARIS, September 5.?A doctor who ex amined Mrs. Amy Root of Rochester, N. Y., who. September 3, was sent to the police ln tirrhary, because of her eccentric behavior, has declared her to be insane. Efforts are being made to enable the woman, who is without money, and whos* trunks have been seized for unpaid bilis, to return to the United States. Mrs. Root Is the wife of Edward oRot, and want to Paris as buyer of novelties for a department sjjire at Rochester. She is about forty-live years old, and has had several nervous break downs. Regimental Match Chief Fea ture of Today's Program. U. S. INF. WON 200-YD. STAGE First District of Columbia Seventh in List. SECOND REGT. TEAM ELEVENTH Private Leizear Made the Top Score of the Home Contestants. Some of the Scores. Special Dispatch to The Star. SEA GIRT. N. J.. September 6?The United States Infantry won the 200-yard stage of the regimental match with 250; 1st New Jersey, second, with 253; 4th New Jer sey.. third, with 250 : 71ft New Yerk, fourth, with 2f>0: Unl ed States Cavalry, sixth, with 240'. 1st District of Columbia, seventh, with 24G: 22d Engineers. New York, eighth, with 245; Marine Corps No. 2. ninth, with 243; Marine Corps No. 1. tenth, with 230; 2d District of Columbia, eleventh, with 237; United States Marine Corns No. 3, twelfth, with 237 ; 2d New Jersey. 13th, with 237. Thirteen teams went to the 200-yard butts in the regiment match, with the weather threatening again to Interrupt the tournament. The United States cavalry and infantry, three teams from the United States Marine Corps, the 6th Massachu setts. 71st New York, 22d Engineers, New York, 1st and 2d District of Columbia, 1st, 2;1 and 4th New Jersey. The interstate regimenfal team match was the chief feature of today's program of the New Jersey Rifle Association's ven tenth tournament. This is a new match this year, for which Senator Frank O. Briggs of New Jersey gives the trophy. The winning team also gets $50 and gold medals, -he team making the second best score gets S25 and silver medals; the third best. tl5 and bronze medals. The match is for teams of six. ten shots, at 200, 000 and 1,000 vards. Three other matches engaged the camp's attention todav. The Hale match, a ten shot (iOO-vard contest, is for the trophy pre sented bv Robert S. Hale of Boston. The Revolver Team Match. The revolver team match for teams of five, deliberate, time-limit anil rapid fire at fifty yards, has been won four years in succession by Squadron A of New York. The other squadded match today Is the a:i-comers' revolver. The District did n-; this y?ar win the company team match, which was fln.il y finished yesterday afternoon after a '.hrec hour interruption by the storm. Company I of the 1st District i t Columbia took fifth rank with a score of 278?twenty points behind the winning Company C of the 4th Ne^v Jersey. Company L, 2d New Jersey, tied C's 204, but lost by four points on the longer range. The 2d Troop, New Jer sey, was third with 2.S8, and Company X of the 7th New York took fourth place with 280. Company K of the 2d District of Columbia came In sixth with 274, and Com pany 1 of the 2d District of Columbia seventh and last with 205. Top score for the District contestants was the 00 by Private H. H. Leizear of Company 1, 1st. He led on each range. Scores of District Teams. The District teams scored as follows: COMPANY I, 1ST P. C. 2<K) 500 y?l*. yds. To'ls. t'apt. G. L. Tnlt 27 27 54 I.liut.M. 15. Julius 27 30 57 Sergt. A. I.. ISrooks 25 10 41 Sergt. O. M. Scliriver 2H . 52 (.0 Private 11. 11. Leizear 32 34 00 Totals 133 130 27S COMPANY It. 21) I). C. 200 500 yds. yds. To'ls. I.ieut. F. P. Lackland 20 20 55 Lieut. 1.. A. clause] 27 ?2 49 Sergt. 11. F. Kiiliardson 20 50 SiiKt. V. II. I'eut 25 20 54 Private W. II. Casli 30 30 (JO Totals 134 110 274 COMPANY I. 2D D. C. 2fW) 500 yds. jlis. To'ls. Lieut. B. F. Stewart 17 30 -17 Private J. M. Stewart 24 HI 75 Private H. (i. Stewart 20 31 57 Private E. Mciiovern 29 ;:0 Ml Private l?. A. Hill 21 20 47 Totals U7 148 The First and Second District teams ranked twelfth and thirteenth respectively at 408 and 474 at the end of the 000-yard stage of the regimental match, with the cavairy high at 525; the Oth Massachusetts second, with 518; the infantry third, 318; the 71st New York fourth, 513. The Marine Corps first and third teams tied at 507, and the third team scored 500. Corp. Schriver led the First's team at both ranges, and Lieut. Heldenreich the Second's. . The scores follow: First District of Columbia 200 000 Corporal Schriver 44 40 Lieut. Holitield 30 42 Capt. Forsythe 43 45 Capt. Johns 44 34 S.-rgt. Brown 41 42 Sergt. Powers 38 43 Totate 240 262 Grand total, 4118. Second?District of Columbia: Lieut 45 40 Lieut. Lackland 43 30 Lieut. Clausel 38 3!? Private Decarre 3-3 41 Sergt. Norris 3i> 40 Private Richardson 39 41 Totals 237 237 Grand total. 474. BALDWIN STARTS THINGS. Big Plans for New Race Track at Arcadia, Cal. Special Dispatch to The Star. j LOS ANGELES, Cal., September 5 ?With ' the arrival of "Lucky" Baldwin work on the new race track at Arcadia has taken a decided spurt, and a definite announcement has been made of the plans for the new track. Baldwin says that he will build a new hotel adjoining the course, so that horsemen and their families can remain ! near the track during the racing season. The course itself is to be one and one eighth miles in circumference. Two chutes will be built?one a three-and-one-half-fur long straightaway extension of the stretch for early two-year-old races, the other a course of the Futurity order, with a slight elbow near the stand. A steeplechase course will be constructed in the infield, and one of the jumps will be over the fence of the Rtlturitv chute. Stabiing for 800 horses will be furnished. The paddock will be between the steel grandstand and the clubhouse and in such a position that spectators can watch the horses being saddled without entering the paddock. The Santa Fe and Southern Pa cific roads will run spurs to the track, and the Pacific Electric railway has agreed to furnish special service during the race meet. AFRICAN ROW WORSE; GERMANS NOW GLOAT Watching France With Her Hands Full in Morocco. OF COURSE, THEY'LL GROWL Berlin Foreign Office Merely Hints Its Dissatisfaction. CITIZENS FILE DAMAGE CLAIMS Paris Not P.t All Satisfied With the Situation?Newspapers Want Parliament Called. BERLIN, September 25.?The develop ment of events at Casa Blanca appears to be regarded with some distrust by the German government. Foreign Secretary Tschlrsky, in conversation with representa tives of the powers who have visited the foreign office on various matters of busi ness and who have taken the opportunity to ascertain the views of the fore ign sec retary on the Moroccan situation, ha* stated that Germany accepted fully the French assurances that the operations of the allied forces In Morocco would be within the terms of the Algeciras conven tion. Then Herr Tschlrsky has casually added, in substance, that, of course, the Algedrn.s convention did not contemplato France and Spain undertaking to suppress a civil war in Morocco. This reservation discloses the German Interpretation of the Algeclras convention, and shows that any extensive military operations on the part of the allies must either arouse contro versy or be preceded by the consent of the Interested powers. The German attitude at present Is simply to await develop ments. The British government seems to be waiting to see what Germany will do, and the latter power, the correspondent of the Associated Press Is informed. Is de termined to prevent the "Egyptianizatlon of Morocco." Importers File Claims. Herr Tschlrsky today received three lead ing German importers and exporters ot Casa Blanca?Herren Flcke. Mannesmann and Gpitz? who went to the foreign office to file with the government claims for com pensation for the needless destruction by the French, as they affirm, of German prop erty at Casa Blanca. The merchants left with Herr Tschlrsky a written account of the bombardment of Casa Blanca, including an expression of their opinion that the ac tion of the French was hasty, incautious and provocative, and that proUibly no fight ing would have occurred had the French consul, M. Malpertuy, who is esteemed as being a j/ian of much Judgment, been at Casa Blanca at the time. On the other hand the provisional representative of M. Malpertuy was considered by the German merchants to have unadvisedly agreed with ttie French commanders in their eager ness to give the Moors a "good lesson." Herr Tschlrsky dismissed the three Ger man merchants with a promise that he would consider and investigate their claims. COLORADO FLYER WRECKED. Fast Santa Fe Train Derailed Twelve Miles West of Topeka. TOPEKA, Kan.. September 5.?The Colo rado flyer passenger train of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad was derailed av. VV'akarusa, twelve miles west of To peka, at 1:30 o'clock this morning. Three Pullman cars and one tourist sleeping car were derailed. None of the passengers received more than minor bru ses, but Pas senger Conductor McNeil had a leg severely wrenched, and the Pullman car conductor (name not known) also was severely In jured. A defective rail was the cause of the de railment. The four cars bumped along on the ties for several hundred yards, but were not overturned. DAY THEY CELEBRATE. Portsmouth Has at Least One Excuse for an Anniversary. PORTSMOUTH, N. H.. September 5.? The second anniversary of the signing of the treaty of Portsmouth by representa 1 tives of the Russian and Japanese govern ments, which brought about a termination of war between the nations, was celebrated in this city today. The chief feature of the celebration today was the unveiling of a bronze memorial tablet late this afternoon at Christ ^Cpls sopal Church, where the Russian priests who accompanied the treaty makers from that country held services during the nego tiations. The principal address in connec tion with the dedication of the tablet was delivered by Bishop Potter of New York, who took part In the original serv ices. Baron Rosen, the Russian ambassa dor. and all of the Russian prksts who par ticipated in the services during the con ference were expected to attend THE ST. LOUIS AERO RACE. Spanish Club Barred From Participa tion in October Event. NEW YORK, September 5 ?The directors of the Aero Club of America learn that the International aeronautic federation, the arbiter of international ballooning, has barred the Spanish Aero Club from par ticipation in the forthcoming cup races at St. Louis in October. The Spanish club, it seems, failed to forward the required fees with its entries for the contest at the proper time. The probable starters to date are two Frenchmen, three Germans, three English men and three Americans. Miners' Election at Goldfield, Nev. GOEDFIEI.D. Nev., September o? John Roach, leader of the conservative element in the miners' union, has probably been elected president of I>ocal 220. by about 300 majority, over C. If. McKinnon. according tc unofficial returns from the various sec tions of the districts. It is generally con sidered that if Roach is electr 1 the differ ences betw >< n the miners employed in the Mohawk and Combination mill's and the Consolidated company will be speedily ad justed.