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0[MCH OTHER Willing to Trade Players, But | Don't Want to Be Buncoed. M'ALEER SWEET ON DYGERT But Mack Insists on Something Bet V ter Than Spencer in Return. __________ COMISKEY SWEET ON LOCALS Says Our Team Will Have to Be Reckoned With?Stallings Willing to Trade, But Not With Washington. I Special Dispatch tu The Star. NEW YORK. December t?.?'"If somebody would only start a trade I think there would be something' doing." said Connie Mack, as he took an early coffee and piece of toast this morning. "I know that there are men. who have come to New York, who are filled with the idea that they would like to have some new ball players before they get home; for some reason or another they are afraid to talk business." "Fes." said McAleer, who was at the next table and had overheard the remark, "they are fruid to talk business with you. The reason that you have heard little about trades is that every manager in the league Is gambling that you have an ace up your Bieeve when you have a man to put on the market, and there are none of them who cares to mix in too strongly and get something which they can't use handily next year." This was all in a Joking way. but it does show that the American League magnates and the managers have their eyes on the tall citizen from Philadelphia, who is known never to make a mistake when he lets a player go. At least, there is no record of anything of the kind taking place within recent years. In spite of the bantering- of McAleer, he has been trying to make a swap with Mack ever since he has been in the city. Somehow there are some of the American League managers who fight quite as shy of McAleer as they do of other managers. They think that he usually carries a blank around with him when he is proposing to make trades for ball players, and the chap who happens to get the blank usually gets nothing more. McAleer Wants Dygert. McAleer would like to put his fingers on the diminutive Dygert. He believes that the pitcher would do more good for St. Louis than for Philadelphia, and to date he has offered Spencer, his catcher, for him, but it hasn't resulted in much for the St. Louis man. McAleer has other players whom he would like to place somewhere around the circuit, and he is ready to make deals If he can get the men whom he wants. The St. Louis manager is certain that he has the beginning of a championship team for li)09. and is confident that the players of his nine will make ?p next summer foy what they lost this last year In the hot fight with Chicago and Detroit. The St. Lojis club would like very well to get Chase from New York. It may ba stated with some degree of certainty that the American League will not sec Chase In the fight next summer, not even if he desires to play ball in the east. There is a very pronounced sentiment against the young man among the powers that be In the high court of the national game. They will not admit that Chase had the slightest excuse to break a contract in the middle of the year and go to an outlaw club In the west, and they call attention to the fact that it is not the first time that Chase has offended against the laws of organized base hall. The Star can say positively that at least one and probably two members of the national commission will never vote that Chase shall be reinstated until he lias served at least a year's suspension and has been handed a larger tine ttian ever has been placed on a ball player since the new National agreement was signed by both major organizations. So far as that goes, it is quite probable that Ran Johnson will be as willing as anybody else to see that Chase is punished the limit. There is held to be no excuse whatever for his desertion. He made up his mind that he would go West, went to a newspaper friend in New York to give him thf> storv. and then iumned the city. Naps Want Left-Hander. ? l?veland wants to get h left-handed pitcher. "We will go the limit to get a good one," said Jack Kilfoyle this morning, "but 1 don t know where to pick one up If they hadn't raised the bids as they did on Manjuard, we might have been on that deal with Indianapolis, but by the time that anybody got ready to start. Detroit and New York had raised the price so high that It would take a king s iansom to buy bis release. "If anybody can tell us of a left-bander who will make good next year, we will take him on in a hurry and than I believe that we will win the championship." There is no doubt that the Cleveland people srr sore on t'antillon and the Washington players In general. They will not say much about It, except now and then to make remarks to the effect that they are like the Giants in the National Deague. "Everybody knows that the New York club won the championship In the National Eeague." said one pf the westerners this morning, "and everybody knows that Cleveland should have had the championship in the American Deague. if the team had been given Its Just deserts by Its own members. But It's over and we are not going to say ny more about it." *'<n Bury Petition. Whethe. -ivthlng will come of that Ckvtlaml , 'Ition Is also another question. It s not improbable that Ban Johnson will keep it burled In his trunk, although some reference may he made, to It before the meeting of the Amerli.au j I league js over. George Stalling* says that he will trade some players for some other players, hut he isn't overanxious to make a deal with Washington, at least he wasn't this morn. Ing It had Iteen said that he would eonelder some proposition which would put Shlpke at third base for the Highlanders, hut Stalling* didn't seeni to think so alter he had returned from Newark, where lie Is being sued by an umpire <>f the Eastern T.eague whom lie belabored over the head with a billiard cue last summer. Stalling* doesn't deny the .belaboring part, but says that it was in self-dtleiise. "Tim" Hurst remarked that he will hi eareful to see that all billiard cues are removed from Amerii an league Park in New York before he enters the ground this year. "If they are not," said Inn, "1 know how to use a base ball bat." Thinks Well of Local Team. There Is an impression among the American la-ague people that Washington will have a team which will go pretty well next year, if it gets a good start, and there Is not a whole lot of sympathy wasted over the prospects of the nine. "The club will take care of itself this year, all right." said t'oniiskej, "and aome of the chaps who arc thinking that they will win the championship may have a look-in, but they will have to reckon with Washington l>efore they get it. 1 don't know that Washington can win the championship. I am not i (aiming that, but 1 do believe that the Washington club will l?- in the thick of half the trouble which takes place while the championship Is lieing fought oil the grounds o' the American l.cague next summer." There is so little to do at the meeting of the American l.eague this afternoon that Ban Johnson says lie thinks lie will ? t bo through with everything in an hour. "I don't know what will keep us longer." he replied to a <1 ur?ss; ion. wrhieh was put to him. "What most of our men are in X?w York for is to arrange some trades for their clubs for next season. I don't know that they have put any through, hut I am sure that some will come off ibefore we have left." Johnson's term goes over to 1910. so that it is certain that he will not have to be re-elected, and it is very likely that Somers of Cleveland will be made the vice president of the organization, as he lias been annually. Kelley Hires a Lawyer. Joe Kelley has put his ease into the hands of a lawyer, and says that the Boston club will have to go to the lawyer to see anything about business between them for next year. Kelley ?le Clares that he will keep Dovey to his contract. Dovey says that he is merely exercising the right. which any man has. to change managers and that he has arranged everything that Kelley will receive the same salary from Toronto In 19U0 that he was to have received from Boston. Bowerman, who has taken Kelley's place, is petting it handed to him all around, the general impression being that he knocked Kelley out of the position. Griffith will go to Cincinnati for a salary of $7,500 a year if Garry Herrmann will compromise. At the last meeting of the Cincinnati club it was decided by resolution that the manager should not have a salary to exceed $5,000 annually and lhat he should be signed for one year only. Griffith declines to take a position on that basis, but it is dollars to cents tbat he goes with Cincinnati. It is generally predicted that the class A leagues will get about all that they have asked from the major organizations. The big fellows are in sympathy with the clas? A clubs which have been bossed by the trolley leagues until they don't know whether they are afoot or horseback. FOUR TEAMS AFTER LEAD SOME SMART BRUSHES EARLY TODAY IN BICYCLE RACE. Walthour Circles Madison Square Garden Track at Tremendous Pace for Five Minutes. Special Dispatch to The Star. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NewYork, December 5).?Tlie morning found four teams contending for the lead in the six-day bicycle race at Madison Square Garden. One lap behind struggled two other teams. Two laps behind came Collins and Mitten, who until 2 o'clock were among the leaders. Galvin and Wiley were plugging along three laps back. Anderson and Vanoni had lost four trips around the track, while the Russian team, composed of Devonovitch and Drobaeh, was one-half a mile front the leaders. Twenty miles in the rear trailed Faver and Lafourcade. The 1,000 mark was passed at 1:26 o'clock in the morning of the third day. The men were well bunched at the time and going strong, with Hill setting the pace. An exhibition of as fast work as has been seen in the garden since the race started was witnessed by the spectators at 2:30 in the morning, when Walthour, in an effort to get back a lost lap, started a terrific sprint. Walthour circled the track at a tremendous pace for five minutes, and then his partner. Root, dashed by to relieve him. For twenty minutes the two men. relieving each other at intervals. worked like Trojans, and finally gained the lap. The team is now but one-tenth of a mile behind the leaders. Feature Annoys Spectators. When the riders settled down to their normal pace it was found that Collins and Mitten. Drobaeh and Devonovitch and Anderson and Vanoni had each lost ground, and were a lap worse off than formerly. A feature of the racing not appreciated by the majority of the spectators occurred at 6 o'clock this mornng, The management, deciding that it was time to clean house, called in l'K) special policemen and plain-clothes men and caused it to he announced that all those who came into the building previous to 2 o'clock were at liberty to leave. Cheeks had been given to those \ ho purchased tickets after 2 o'clock. There were 8.000 persons in the garden when the policemen appeared, hut the greater part were gone by 3 o'clock. The men went among the spectators asking to see their tickets. Those who could not produce the right certificate were invited to leave immediately. There was much grumbling, but no resistance was offered. Then the garden was cleaned and aired. Score at 11 O'Oclock. Score at 11 o'clock, fifty-ninth hour: Rutt-Stol. 1,171 2; MacFarland-Moran. 1.171 2; Fogler-Dawson, 1,171 2; HillDcmara. 1.171 2; Walthour-Root, 1.171 1; Palmer-Walker. 1,171 1; Collins-Mitten. 1.171; Galvin-Wiley. 1.170 0; AndersonVanoni. 1.170 8; Devonovitch. Drobaeh, 1.170 7; Faber-Lafourcade. 1,150 ?>. Previous record for the fifty-ninth hour is 1,167 miles. 7 laps, made by Miller and Waller in Though at the end of the fifty-third hour, at 5 o'clock this morning, tire leaders were thirteen miles and one lap ahead of tlie record, tliey slackened the pace later, and at 11 o'clock they were but three miles and five laps ahead. When the trainers real'zed tills, word went out to the riders that tlicy were in danger of falling behind the record. A change was Immediately noticeable in the pace, and several smart brushes took place, though there were no shifts in the positions of tire teams. Score at Noon. The score at the sixtieth -hour, 12 noon was: Rutt-Stol, 1.10O miles, 4 laps; MacFarland-Moran, 1.100, 4; Hill-Domara 1,190, 4; Walthour-Root. 1.190, 3; Palmer Walker, 1.190, 3; Collins-Mitten, 1.1!*), Galvin-Wiley, 1.190, 1; Anderson-Vanoni 1,100; Devonovitch-Drocach, 1,1 SO, 0; Fa ber-I.afourcade. 1,170. Previous record, 1.1*4 miles, 7 laps, madi by Miller and Waller in 1890. Four Teams After Lead. Between 11 and 1 o'clock Faber picked up several laps by bard, consistent riding, which was the only feature of tie fore noon. At 1 o'clock he had reduced the lead of the ^irst men to seventeen mile? and one lap. With a magnificent burst of speed the plucky little rider led tlie bunch for the last mile of the stxty-flrsi hour and gave way to his team mate Rafoureade. who attempted to pursue tin I same tactics, but was unsuccessful. The 2 O'Clock Score. j Score at the end of sixty-second hour, | 2 p.m.: Rutt-Stol, 1.227 miles laps; Mac: Karland-Moran, 1,227 miles :t laps; HillI Demara. 1,227 miles .'1 laps; Fogler-T^aw' son, 1,227 miles 2 laps; Wa'thour-Root, 1.227 miles 2 hips; Palmer-Walter, 1.227 miles 2 laps; Collins-Mitten. 1.227 moCa 1 lap; tJalvin-Wiley, 1,227 miles; Anderscn-Vanoni. 1.229 miles 9 laps; Devono ! vitoh-Dronadi, I 22? nmes s laps; KaberLafouroade, 1.21b miles :t lap.*". Previous record. 1,221 miles 7 laps, made by Miller and Waller in lS9t?. OFF FOR 17,000-MILE TRIP. Dredge Clatsop Leaves Philadelphia for Portland, Ore. PHILADELPHIA, December p. - The : 1'nited States government dredge Clatsop i passed down the Delaware river today ion a 17.0t??-ni!!e journey to Portland. Ore. j The dredge is only IKS feet long. Stops . for t'oill will be made at Barbados. Periianilnico. Kin Janeiro. Montevideo. Pmita i Arenas, Valparaiso. Cal ao ami Sin Diego. The voyage will be made by tvaj 'of tlie Strait* of Magellan. The government lias stipulated that i the Clatsop must not exceed a uniform I speed of eight knots per hour. This has been done so as to save on th?- coal bill. : The voyage, barring incidents, v.id b | made in 12o da}?. jOIPlflm WRECK Minister Herrarte and Senor Barrios Badly Hurt. AUTOMOBILE TURNS OVER . Were Going With Wreath to Wash* iiigiuii a ivuiu. SENOR BARRIOS LOSES PURSE Wallet Containing $3,200 Disappears After Accident?Gen. Drummond and Chauffeur Also Hurt. Senor Jruis Toledo Herrarte. Guatemalan minister to the United States; Sen??r .Juan Barrios, minister of foreign affairs of that country, who is here upon a special diplomatic mission; Gen. John Drummond a wealthy Scotch resident of the Central American republic, and George Starling, a chauffeur of 1232 28th streej, northwest, figured in an automobile accident in Alexandria county, Va., yesterday afternoon i about 4:30 o'clock. As a result Minister I Ilerrarte is confined to the legation headquarters at the Highlands, on Connecticut avenue, suffering from a severe cut over ' : : ' ...V . .. rnmESmk. I Don Luis Toledo Herrarte. (Copyright by Clincdinst.) the left eye. contusions of the face and bruises about the body and limbs, and Senor Barrios has a fracture to the right and a little above the base of the skull, his face is badly cut and bruised and he i? l-ualicvf./! tn luvo ?11fF#-?rP.client intern ll injuries. The others of the party were not seriously injured. Gen. Drummoml is at a local hotel, with a deep gash across the right ternple and contusions about the face. He is bruised about the body and limbs. Starling, the chauffeur. Is at his home suffering from lacerations about the face and back ol head. In addition to suffering bodily injury. Senor Barrios sustained a financial loss amounting to abou' Patients All Doing Well. Inquiry this morning elicited the information that all of the patients are much improved. Senor Barrios, who was unconscious when taken to the hospital, regained his senses later in the night. Drs. Carr and McKnight made an examination Immediately after he arrived at the hospital, and had him placed in a private ward at once and the best of attention given liini. Minister llerrarte was also unconscious wiien he reached tiie hospital, but later revived. All of the injured hud their injuries dressed, and all but Senor Barrios were later taken to their respective places of residence. The party, in a sixty-horsepower motor car. driven by Starling, left the New Willard Hotel shortly before 4 o'clock to lay a wreath upon the tomb of Washington at Mfjunt Vernon. Senor Barrios had been especially delegated by Pesident Cubreba of Guatemala to pay this tribute of respect to the first President of the 1'nited States. The wreath was procured from a floral establishment on 14th street northwast and the au'.omobile was driven at once to the Highway bridge. Car Suddenly Turned Turtle. , The structure was crossed, and aboul j half a mile from the Virginia side, whllt i the party was driving at a good rate oi ; speed along the causeway, the car sud, denlv passed into a iut in the road, turned , j turtle and pinned the occupants beneath , It. The accident was caused, it is said. by the chauffeur attempting to evade a collision with a horse ridden by a fash p1 l^?i| <'~ * jfi SS^'v Jj ppyy^gjp ' ^ H^9 J9 >> \^Kg.; . 1^HH| KreSrc^:niflBK< ? v^v : . V| v^; WBfii Bjjj&p- .; ^H|^ 99 Eps&< -x-'': ' ^HBH ra|$#::*fifap$-; ^jpjttggM ' ^^9tSr JhBHHH I Don Juan Barrios. ionably dressed young woman. Starling 1 I guided the maehlne to the right of the road to give the horse as much space a.v possible to pass, and suddenly striking in a gully the heavy ear seemed to leap intc the air and turn over upon the occupants. A number of teams were being driver ; along the turnpike near the scene of tin seeident, and the owners Immediately j went to the rescue of the occupants of thr j en:*. The heavy machine was raised from the prostrate men and they were hurried into a waiting \ chicle end brought to the 'northern end of the Highway bridge as quickly as possible. 1'artit s who bad witnessed th?- ac? id'-nt had telephoned to the | Kmergenev Hospital, and the ambulance , was in waiting tor the victims. Drs. Mcknight and Maciay were in charge of the I ambulance nitd did all in their power tc I relieve the injured 011 the way to the I hospital. Minister Herrarte. Gen. Drum-1 mond and Starling. the chauffeur, left the ; hospital shortly after their# injuries had been dressed Senor Barrios' Purse Gone. As soon as the news of the jaccident readied police headquarters Maj. Sylvestor ordered Inspector Boardnian to send detectives to the scene. Detectives Barbee and Vermillion left the office at once. At the highway bridge they were i joined by Policemen I^ooper. Krye. Russell and Rollins of the fourth precinct , police. Shortly after their arrival at the scene of the accident they were Informed that Senor Barrios had lost a Russian leather wallet, containing three $l,<JUO bills and $200 in smaller bills. They started In search for the missing wallet, and Sheriff Palmer shortly thereafter appeared upon the scene and aided 1 ?-? tllA t.An aanK mi. > ,1.1. UmfO OA II "IC orttiiil. loe ueiecilvrs nave Iiv , clue as to who may have taken the wal- . let, but are of the opinion that some one of the rescuers picked it up while the oc- 1 eupants of the car were being helped , from beneath it. Speeding at High Rate. According to a statement of the police this afternoon the machine was proceeding at a high rate of speed along the causeway in an effort to reach Mount Vernon before 5 o'clock, the hour for. closing. Starling, the chauffeur, knew that if he was to reach Mount Vernon 'before the closing Tiour he must put up a good spurt l of speed. The automobile suddenly lurched as tlie chauffeur attempted to swerve to the right to avoid a collision with a spirited horse driven "by the yonng woman, whose name has not been learned. A number of inquiries have been made at the Emergency Hospital during tihe day as to the condition of Senor Barrios. Many of the Inquirers were members ot the diplomatic corps, although a considerable number came from the otttclal circles of the government. All were pleased at the favorable condition of the Injured diplomat. A large number of inquiries were also received at tbe Guatemalan legation during the morning, and as Minister Herrarte also showed much improvement there were many expressions of satisfaction. Clue to Supposed Thief. Maj. Sylvester when seen late this afternoon said the efforts of the Washington police were given solely as a courtesy to aid in recovering the valuables of representatives of a foreign power. He pointed out the fact that as the -accident occurred in Alexandria county, Va? the search which is being made lor the party who took the wallet of * *? a at JUftnt nf senor isarrios is uuuci me uucunwu Sheriff Palmer. "From the latest news," said Mr. Sylvester, "I understand that the sheriff and our detectives are on the trail of the man who. it is supposed, took the wallet. He disappeared from the vicinity of the accident shortly thereafter and has not been seen in the section since." According to the superintendent of police, he believes it is but a matter of several hours before the man who took the wallet is in custody if he Is in Alexandria county. It is understood that the man suspected arrived upon the scene several minutes after the automobile was overturned and helped for a time in aiding the Injured after they had been taken from underneath the heavy car. Minister Louis T. Herrarte of the Guatemalan legation sent word to The Star reporter who called at his residence at the Highlands today that he was conlined to his bed and did not wish to make any statement with reference to the accident. Senor Herrarte is quoted, however, as having said following the accident that the overturn came so suddenly that he was at a loss to account for its cause. He said, according to the report, that in running to the side of the road to avoid the young woman whom they met driving the wheels of the machine must have sunken too deep into a hole or a rut, and so caused the accident. He was unconscious until he was put into the ambulunee. STArrUHU MkMUKIAL rLANNEU ERECTION OF MONUMENT TO DIVINE IS PLAN. Meeting Today of Promoters of Project?Committee to Be Named to Undertake Movement. A memorial to the late Rev. D. J. Stafford, D.D., i'or many years pastor of St. ; Patrick's Church, is the object of a move, ment started today at a meeting attended by Senator Elkins. Commissioner West, Rabbi Simon, TIannis Taylor. Scott C. Bone, Charles E. Hamilton. Cuno H. Rudolph, John Joy Edson and Rev. Thomas E. McGuigan. A general committee will be appointed. This committee will be named and called to meet within the next ten days. The movement is the outcome of the suggestion made bj- Senator Reveridg* at the memorial meeting held In honor of Dr. Stafford in this city shortly after his death. Senator Beveridge said that there should be some lasting memorial in bronze or marble of the late Dr. Stafford in view of his large public spirit and active identification with everything which 1 tended toward the moral and material L development of the National capital. The idea, at present is to erect this mon. ument within St. Patrick's parish, probably in one of the triangles on Massachusetts avenue west of 9th street. 1 Every effort will he made to have the subscription fund represent the largest . number of contributors. In order that the i memorial may testify to the widespread esteem and popularity of the dead clergy' man. The movement will take definite I shape within lUe next week and will be , vigorously prosecuted. THANKS ALL AROUND. ; Anti-Saloon League and Excise Board Swap Felicitations. A special committee of eight members of the Anti-Saloon League of Washington, tlie majority of whom are members 'of the governing board, called on the ' excise board of the District in the latter's office in the District building today and officially notified them of the recent Incorporation of the league and expressed the appreciation of the league of the courteous and generous manner in which its legal representative, A. E. Shoemaker, is treated by that body. The visitors also informed tiic members of the excise board that it is their Intention to co-operate with them In every possible manner in handling the liquor, questions of the District. The delegation was composed of Andrew Wilson, James D. Bwln, Edward Tarring. Rev. C\ II. Butler, Dr. George W. Styles, I U. <\ Metcalf and Owen P. Keller. They wore presented to the board by Attorney Shoemaker. The members of the board thanked the delegation for its visit and for its assurance of aid and co-operation, and said that at all times in the past the league has been of considerable assistance to the board in getting at certain facts incident to its work. Samuel Kalbfus. a member of the hoard, in a brief speech commended the work of Attorney Shoemaker and congratulated the league upon having such a fair and energetic representative. i FIRST WOMAN DOCTOR DYING. Dr. Sarah Hackett Stevenson of Chicago Victim of Overwork. I f'HICAGO. December 0.?Dr. Sarah ,1 Hackett Stevenson, one of the bent known i woman physicians in Chicago, is reported 1! to be dying at St. Elizabeth Hospital. ' In October. Dr. Stev^naon was prostrated by a cerebral hemorrhage, i brought on by overwork, and In a state . of partial paralysis she was taken to AuguKtlna Hospital. She never fully re- ' . covered. 11 Dr. Stevenson was the first woman to: 1! bo hnnorpd with membership In the Ainer- j lrun Medical Association. She H'i'V?il as professor in the Woman's Medical School ' of Northwestern University anil was pres- I >j lilent of the National Temperance Jloapl- < tal and founder of the Maternity Unapt- 1 tnl and'Training School for Nuraery MhIiIh . here. She was a delegate to several na- ' < tional and International medical ton- 1 ! grctse# . I KNEEL MI HSU Thousands Prostrate in Dust as Dead Emperor Passes. ANCIENT RITES OBSERVED Riffraff of China, Gorgeously Arrayed, Follows Bier. PACK ANIMALS IN CORTEGE Baby Successor and Widow Bow to Casket?Prince Cliing Walks Part Way. PEKING. December 0.?The body ol Kuang Hsu. the late Emperor of China, was today carried with much ceremony from the hall in the Forbidden City, w'ner? it has reposed for the last week, to the Coal Hill mortuary' It will here continuf to lie in state pending the location and construction of the imperial sepulchre. The funeral cortege, brilliant, barbaric and weird in the eyes of western observers, was led by Prince Chun, the regent Ancient Bites Observed. For a short distance from its starting place as it passed through the streets ol the imperial city thousands of mourner! knelt in the dust until the coffin was nt longer to be seen. The route of march was out of the east gate of the forbidden city Ad thence through the imperial city in the direction of the mortuary. The start was made at 10 o'clock. The funeral observances were notable for a strange admixture of ancient Chinese custom with western forms and practices, a fact that shows the progress made in recent years of modernizing the system of procedure for imperial interments handed down from bygone generations. That many old grotesque funeral forms, observed for centuries, were to day ignored as utterly unsuited to modern conditions has brought out much criticism of the government. In spiu of this the throne yesterday ordered tht grand council to consider another memorial looking to amelioration of existing funeral observances to conform tc modern methods. The cortege was accompanied by 6.<X* mourners and 4.OU0 soldiers. Fully lU.lH* men knelt in the streets of the Imperla city as the procession went by. Tin baby emperor and the dowager empress Yehonela, widow of Kuang Hsu, knel side by side on the floor of the hall when the body has been reposing as the remain: started on their final Journey. Sixty-four imperial chair bearers bor the catafalque as far as the east gate At this point the regent and the member of his suite fell out of the procession am retraced their steps to the forbidden city At the east gate these sixty-four bearer were replaced by 128 others, by whom tin coffin was carried and escorted to thi mortuary. Coolies Gorgeously Arranged. Fallowing an old custom, a number o low-class coolies, the dregs of the capital, were brought into the sacred precincts of the Forbidden City and, clad ir gorgeous embroidered liveries, followec the imperial coffin to Its last restlns place. In the procession also were horses wltl strange cushioned saddles, camels wltl panniers on their backs, and other pacl animals used In caravan transportatioi that have been waiting In the forbiddei city since shortly after the death of tin emperor for this occasion. It Is regarded as an essential of dignity that a dead emperor be conducted to hi: final resting plac? by these strange an< crude examples of methods of travel. Grand Councillor Yuan Shi Kai has ha< in hand the carrying out of the funera arrangements. Yuan Shi Ka! himself together with thirty-seven other ?Jhines< nobles, followed the imperial coffin fron the forbidden city to the mortuary. They walked the entire distance. While the procession was making it: slow progress various sacrifices of win< were made and quantities of paper won burned. ITpon arriving at the mortuary there were ceremonies lasting for twc hours, that signified the desire that tin body of his late majesty repose In peace. Foreigners were for the first time per mitted to witness the imperial funera procession. Almost the entire line o march was screened off from the gaze oi the public, but provision was made foi the foreigners in the city to occupj points of vantage. RAPS COUNT DE CASTELLANE SOCIETY CROWDS PARIS COURT ROOM TO HEAR LAWYER. Another Chapter in Hearing of Castellane Suit to Take Children From De Sagans. PARIS. December 9.?French societj crowded the courtroom in the palace oi justice today to hear X. Julemicr, speaking in the name of the Prinoess d< Sagan, oppose tlic suit entered by Coun' Roni de Castellane, in which he pe titions that the custody of Ills thret children be given to his mother, tin Marguise do Castellane. When Princess de Sagan, formerly Miss Anna Gould secured a divorce from the Count d* Castellane custody of her children awarded to her. If NT. Bonnet, speaking for the count, did not spare Prince de Sagan a fortnight ago. M. Julemicr was 110 less denunciatory and bitter in his characterization on tills occasion of the Count de Castellane. C'astellane's sole motive in bringing this suit, he charged, was hatred of de Sagan; tiic very though! of tiie prince occupying a place in the affections of his former wife and living in the superb mansion on the ^venue Malakoff goaded de Castellane to fury. The count, said M. Julemicr, did everything possible to hinder the marriage of Ills former wife to tie Sagan and having failed in this lie was now seeking by every means in his power to bring discredit upon the dc Sagan household. No Pretext for Suit. M. Julemler contended that the presence of de Sagan In the Gould home offered no pretext for the suit brought by the count. Aniid some suppressed merriment on the part of his auditors the lawyer sketched a glowing picture of the prince. "M. de Sagan is as elegant and as brilliant a man as is M. de Castellane. De Sagan is a true gentleman, and the children of M. de Castellane can be only improved from contact with him." said M. Julemier. If the prince did not tight a duel with the count after their fistic encounter in Paris it was not because he lacked courage. That the print o h is courage is evidenced bv his duel with Prince Houriza, for which he was congratulated by de Castellane. The case will be continued December 10, when M. Bonnet will speak in rebuttal for the count. WANT A FULL DISCUSSION. Democratic Attitude Toward New Understanding With Japan. The correspondence between Japan and the I'nlted Statea in relation to" the understanding designed to maintain the integrity of China and protect the interests :if America ujid Japan in the orient was he subject of some discussion today in the 9ettatn committee on foreign relations. In riew of the fact that the republican senators wero compelled to uiteud a caucus t I I the session of the eommitte-. ? was brief Democratic members of the committee, huwever. outlined their opposition to the understanding: between the two governments unless it Is sent to the Senate, in ; ! the form of a treaty for ratification. Senators Money and Bacon. who have shown the greatest interest in the details of the entente, indicated that they would not be in a hurry in asking for ;t disposition of the question by the foreign relations committee, hut that they intended to insist upon a full discussion of the correspondence, which was forwarded to the committee in confidence. TAR AT ANOTHER HFETIN61 t ATTENDS CONFERENCE OF TRUSTEES OF JEANES FUND. r J i Notables From Various Farts of Country Present?Reports of Year's Work in South. I ?? , , | William Howard Tait, Andrew Carnegie, Bishop Abraham Grant of Kansas. Koh. ert Ogden ol' Now York and Booker T. .; Washington and other prominent men ?! from various parts of the country, mem- j I hers 01 the board of trustees of the Anna j T. Jeanes fund for the education of the J negro in the rural districts of the souttt. ; .' met in the private otli e of Commissioner ; . ' Macfariand in the District building today. Mr. Taft arrived exactly two minutes j before the time appointed lor the meeting. His greeting was cordial. Several min- I L I lit OS of l'plifi til Hone fjn.l tronf.rul nrnr. I - - ? ? V-1 UliU ^ li\ 1 III ' \>?> 1 v> I ' i sation followed before the members of the ' board convened. Mr. Taft, as a member of the executive committee, presided. After invocation Commissioner Macfarland said that when :t was suggested that the trustees would like to mod here, he was most happy to offer them his rooms in the District building, because of his deep interest in the cause of edu-' cation among the colored people and ids especial interest in the Jeanes fund, with its particular helpfulness to the rural sections. Mr. Taft replied, thanking Mr. Macfarl land on behalf of the trustees for the lios pitality, and Inviting him to sit with them in their deliberations. i Following are the trustees, all of whom ; were present at today's meeting: Dr. ! James H. Dillard. president; Dr. Booker T. Washington, chairman executive committee; Walter H. Page, editor World's > Work, vice president; Maj. R. R. Moton, commandant Hampton Institute, secre> tary; President-elect of the I'nited S;ates > William H. Taft; Messrs. Andrew Carl negie. New York city; J. C. Napier. Nash; ville, Tenn.; R. L. Smith, Texas; Bishop . A. Grant of Kansas City; R. C. Ogden. l New York; Dr. H. B. Frlssell. principal > Hampton Institute; George A. McAneny s of New York. e Plans for Coming Year. i. On the committee are three northern 8 white men. four southern white men and * five colored men. The meeting today was s held to hear reports from officers conb corning the year's work, to ratify the 8 meeting held yesterday in Commissioner I Maefarland's office by the members of the executive committee and to plan for . the work to be done during the coming year. This is the first organization composed - of northern white men, southern white i men and negroes, organized for the edu1 rational development of the negro; the , fund at their disposal is $1.000,00u, and the ' Interest only is available for use. j This is the tlrst meeting since the or, ganization In February of the trustees o" t the neg o rural school fund, commonly , known as the Jcanes fund. ^ The gift of one million dollars came 0 front I'iss Anna T. Jeanes of Philadelphia. who has since died. The interest f on this amount is to be used in improving g the south, mainly by the effort to introj duce and promote industrial training. , Rural Schools and Rural Life. j This object falls in with tho present . movement over the country for the better ? adaptation of rural schools to rural life, 1 and this use of the money does not interfere with the work already belug done p by the public schools or by private coni tributior.s, ' The board desires especially to work in j harmony and co-operation with the pub; lie school authorities. At the present meeting the board ap proved the payment of the salaries of 1 thirty-six industrial teachers who have f already begun work. The president and f executive committee were authorized to r extend this list, which it is understood i' will be done about the first of tlie year. The board also approved the expenditure of $l.ti80. distributed among eighteen ? schools as contributors to building and equipment. For the present year the board appropriated. in addition to the above, the amount of S17.fi0rt. to be expended on , recommendation of the president nnu: approval of the executive committee. JOHNSTON DEFENDS CADETS. - Punishment of West Pointers Too Severe, Senator Declares. The dismissal of <"adets William T. Rossel. jr., and Harry G. Weaver from the Military Academy for hazing was the subject of a speet.h in the Senate today . by Senator Johnston of Alabama. He i .1 A 1 ... ll.l. . ? 1 i ueciai cm cnai me got ei lunent SilOUiu 11'jL ^ sot up an example to require mothers to ^ bo with their boys at the Military Academy." , He insisted tiiat the punishment meted , out to those cadets was excessive. "We have hazing- here in tlu* Senate." he ' said; "new senators have to take p ares at lite foot of committees and are deprived of things that older senators receive. We all hope to remain here long enough to get out of that class." Mr. Johnston introduced a bill for the restoration of the two cadets to their plac es in the Military Academy, reading a letter from the Secretary of War declaring that the offenses committed by these cadets did not tome strictly within the meaning of hazing as defined in Webster's Dictionary. . WHITE PLAGUE GAINING. Over 100 Casss of Tuberculosis Registered Last Week. Tuberculosis is gaining considerable Lrvulway in the District of Columbia. livery week the health and mortality report submitted to the Commissioners by the health officer shows tiiis diseasesteadily increasing among the population 1 of the city. The health officials have always been satisfied that it prevailed to a remarkable extent, but it was not until a few- months ago that the exact sta- ! tistics could be obtained. Legislation pro- j vides now that all eases must be re- j ported to the health office. During tiie week ended Saturday last ltrj cases were registered. During the same period fifteen cleat lis .were caused by this disease. At the present time the records tf the health department show ( 477 eases of tuberculosis in Washington. There was a decrease in typhoid fever I during the past week and also diphtheria, j There were Slight increases in measles, i chickenpox and whooping cough. There ! is one ease of smallpox In the District j I and two of epidemic cerebro spinal men- j j infills. i The total ru:nwr or deaths during the i week was 1??4. a decrease of twenty-one compared with the preceding week. One hundred and forty-seven Mrihs were recorded, an Increase of eleven. Prof. Wolcott Oibbs Bead. NKVPORT. Ft. !.. F >ef err her '. .-Prof. ' Wolcott (Jibbs. the senior member of th<- i j Harvard faculty. tiled at his home here | today, aged elghty-sl*, after a ling ring ! illness. Prof. tllbbs hail not been an uot1\o teacher for several \ears. lie was the Rumfortl professor cm*rltns ant lecturer on the application of sclencs l<> the useful arts. ADMIRALGOES ASHORE Coghlan Laid to Rest in Arlington Cemetery. MILITARY HONORS PAID Spanish War Veterans Form Escort of Honor at Obsequies. FUNERAL RITES AT ST. JOHN S Music Sung by Choir Selected l\e Magnificent Floral Tributes. Widow?Mrs. Dewey i*r^se:it. The Admiral Goes Ashore. 1 hf barge i> af t!> * gangway. An ufflivr mans each oar. 1 '< *r the Toy a go .if life is ended The Admiral goes ashore. Ashore to the rest of th? warrior. I Ashore from life's stormy sea. Where ibe Captain of All the Navies Will welooiue hint on the quay. Ami ?e who knew him and loved him Will miss the firm clasp of his lintel. The happy, friendly greeting. The ringing tone of command. Man the sl.le ltt slienee. While the parting ? arnon roar; A gallant gentleman leaves us The Admiral goes ashore. When a much loved admiral hauls down his pennant and goes ashore it is an oldtlute custom for oflh ers <>f his fleet. In stead of enlisted men. to row htm ashore. The aN.ve lines have been plaee.1 upon the bulletin hoard of the Army and Navy t'luh of New York .ti honor of tii" late Admiral Coghlan. the club's vice president. With the full honors o* hi* rank the remains of Rear Admiral Joseph B. Coghlan. 1". N. Xavy, were interred at Arlington this afternoon. The service of the Kpiscopal Church for the dead was conducted at old St. John's Church. Officiating clergymen were Rev. Roland Cotton Smith. Rev. G. Williamson Smith, a former naval chaplain, and Rev. Dr. Hubbard. J lie mnerai cortege icaruru mr i uunai a few minutes past 11 o'clock. Behind the full Marine Band marched four companies of marines and a company of bluejackets. The casket, wrapped in a union jack, reposel on a calss n. The admiral's flag at half post and draj ed In somlier black was before tlie casket on the caisson. The escort of honor marched directly In th- rear of the remains. It wa' composed of United States Spanish War Veterans in blue and gray. headed by Department Commander Simmons of New York and Department Commander G. K. Rauseh of the District of Columbia. National Representatives Attend. At the church there uwaited the arrival of the distinguished dead representatives of the national organization of Spanish War Veterans representing Commander-in-chief Charles W. Newton of Hartford Conn. The delegation comprised Rev. Father Reany. chaplain general; Col. M. Emmet Urell. past commander-in-chief; J. Walter Mitchell, national historian; James I*. Greeley, national councilor of administration; John Lewis Smith, assistant Inspector general; Edward I* Cogan and Richard Lamb national ald-de-camp, ! and Capt. Lee M. Lipscomb, paat department commander, T'nited Spanish War Veterans. The guard of honor was composed of members of Norman Crosby Camp. U.S.W.V.. of New Rochelle, N. Y.. ar.d members of all the camps in the District. Admiral Coghlan was a past department commander of the organization. Chaplain Reany came as a personal friend of Admiral Coghlan, as well as a national representative of the Spanisii War Veterans. There was a distinguished gathering ??f : naval and military men at the obsequies. ' including many members of the lynysl Legion. Admiral I>ewey was unable to attend owing to slight illness Mrs Dewey was present, attended by Lieut. Commander butler, who is Admlrsi Dewey's aid. President Roosevelt was unable to be present owing to press of important business. Music Chosen by Mrs. Coghlan. Special music, selected by Mrs. Coghlan, was used at the church by St. John's choir under the direction of Henry IT. Freeman, as follows: Dead march front "Saul,"' Handel; anthem. "Lord. Let Me Know Mine End and the Number of My Days," chanted to Anglican tones; hymn. "Lead. Kindly Light." Dykes; the de profundi*. "Out of the Deep Have I Called Unto Thee. O Lord." chanted to the eighth tJregoriati tune (tonus peregrinusi; recessional hymn. "Xcarer, My God. tu Thee." Mason; concluding voluntary. Chopin's funeral march. Among tin- floral remembrances were a representation of the button of the Military Order of the l.oyal Legion in red. white and blue immortelles, whic.i wjlm carried on the flag-draped ?asket with Admiral t'oghlan's sword and hat. a rihute from Admiral and Mrs. Dewey, and a large floral anchor of red and pale pink roses from the Department of New York. 1'nited Spanish War Veterans, i; scribed. "Comrade." The ritualistic ceremony of the I'nitcd Spanish AVar Veterans was conducted at t.ie grate in Arlington. The remains of Admiral Coghlan reached this city about I" o'clock toda\. and were escorted direct to the church. The departure of the admiral's body from New Koohelle. x. y., last night was j marked with ceremony seldom witnessed. As the It "arse, drawn by two white ! horses and illuminated Willi torche--. passed through the streets it was led by members of Xormau Criwby Post. .Spanish War Veterans. Hundreds of people who lined the streets bar-d tlieir heads, and all the flags of the city wore at half mast. Old Subordinates Grieve. Resolutions of sorrow and sympathy fop the family of Admiral Coghlan were passed by master workmen of the XwV York navy yard yesterday. Tin. resolutions refer to the three ypgf^ | active service of the admiral as comj mandaiit of the New York navy yard pre; ceding his retirement, and recite the sense : of loss on the deahh of their former cldet. "During his official career we found liitn always a most fair-minded, courteous and just officer and friend," the resolution continues. "His memory lias been made ' dear to us by Ida many sterling (jnalitles. , And we believe and ie<*i mat we navbeeu benefited by contact with so noble a life and that our country lias lost a gal[ lant and courageous officer."' Wiliioin !.. <'ow an, chairman; Samuel | Irwin. tleorge 11. Pearson and Hicbard W. | Kmnunis constitute the committee which drew up and signed the paper, a copv or [ wt.iicli was sent to the bereaved family. AGAINST BLEACHED FLOUR. i Secretary Wilson Says It Is an Adulterated Article. S ret-try Wilson of the Department of Agriculture today announced his de's'm in the bleached lh<ur controversy, holding ti:at flour bh ached with nitrogen pcmxhl * is an adulterated product under the law and that it cannot legalIv la- sold in tlie District or" Columbia or in the t?rri orh-s # or he transported in interstate commerce. Owing to the immense quantity of bleached flour now on hand, the Secr-tary w II recommend no prosecution of matiufa<turers or scli rs for a period of si* months from this date. * In Memory of Mr. Proctor. January i* was today set aside by the Senate for eulogies on the late Senator Red tic d Proctor of Vermont. Tlie Hcnate had previously tlxed December Hi for this purpose, but on motion of Mr. UUliugham the dale was changed.