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Blarney Stone and Whisk Broom First Home at Derby. DERBY. England, Septrmher ?>. ?Blar ney Stone. owned l.y James R. Keene, won the Elvastone nursery plate of 20<> sovereigns, a handicap for two-year-olds, run here yesterday. The (Jold Crest Ally was second and II. P. Whitney's Melba fTe'dir.K third. Sixteen hor.st-s ran the dis tance, which was five furlonRs straight. The Peveril of the Peak plate, a handi cap of 1.(mi sovereigns for three-year-olds and upA-ard, run over the straight mile course, was won hy H. I*. Whitney's ?\Vhlsk Broom. Sunspot was second and Mustapha third. Twelve horses ran. Marquard getting a string of hard games to pitch. In all of the last nine contests in which he has appeared the ?core has heer. close, and with little ?*<Uice for the Rube to ease up. DECISIVE INTERCITY GAME MAY BE PLAYED TODAY Possible That One Club Will Practically Win Championship?Local Team Left at Noon. It is barely possible that the decisive same of the intercity series will be played when the local club goes against the Richmond aggregation this afternoon In Richmond. It is possible that the cham pionship will be settled if the games to day arc won by the Richmond aggrega tion. If the Bankers were to meet defeat this afternoon at the hands of the Richmond outfit and the Maryland Ath' tic Club should win its contest the leadership would then be about decided, as for f either the Bankers or Richmond to win in that case the Maryland Athletic Club would have to drop both games of its double-header in Baltimore next Satur day. and it is not probable that it will do that. If the Bankers -lose today and the Maryland team wins that will gi\-e""the IJaitfmore nine two wins and no losses, and the Richmond and Washington teams one win and two defeats each. Then, as has been said before, the Maryland Ath letic Club would have to lose both games of the double-header it plays in Balti more next week to give the other clubs a chance to win. In the event that the' Maryland Athletic Club were to drop both of its games next week the result would be that each of the three teams would be on the same footing as when began the s.eries. And again, on the other hand, it might be that the Maryland Athletic Club would , lose today's! game and the local nine win, | in which case the Bankers would lead [ with two won and one lost, and the | Mary landers would he second with one j victory and one defeat. Then the frame 1 ne\' Saturday between the local team j and the Maryland Athletic Club would | GOLFERS FROM WEST ! KH SEMI-FINAL: Albert Seckel and R. A. Gard-! ner Win Their Matches in Play for IntercollegiateTitle. NEW YORK, September P.?With sev- j eral of the holes stretched to the limits j of the teeing grounds and many yards j thereby added to the length of the i course, the qualifiers in the Intercollegi ate Golf Association individual champion ship found low scoring much more dt-i cult at Baltusrol yesterday than at any j other stage of the tournament. The first I and second rounds occupied the attention yesterday, so that only four players are now left to continue the fight. They are Robert A. Gardner, Yale: George Stanley, Yale: Albert Seckel, Princeton, and Harry Heyburn, University of Pennsylvania. With Messrs. Gardner and Seckel in opposite sides of the bracket there is a prospect of a rousing finish, but unless Mr. Heyburn has gone a long way back the Princeton leader will have to give a much better display than he did yester day if he means to reach the last round. \ Those who had in mind Mr. Seckel's j form when he won the western cham pionshlp were at a loss to account for his lapse yesterday afternoon, when, after being dormie 5 on F. T. Clark, Harvard, he allowed the latter to carry the game to the seventeenth hole. Even in the earlier round against A. G. Kay, Prince ton, Mr. Seckel did not strike his form until after the turn. He, however, won this match by 4 up and 2 to play. The most remarkable match ot all was that in which H. B. Lee of Yale began by taking the first six holes from Mr. Stanley and then lost on the nineteenth green. Only four holes In the match were haJved, the eleventh, thirteenth, four teenth and fifteenth. This peculiar card read: Mr. Stanley. out 7 6 4 fi 5 ft 5 ft 3?45 .Mr. Lee, out tt 4 3 5 4 4 C tt 4 -41! Mr. Stanley, in 3 ft 4 3 5 5 ? 4 4-3U 84 Mr. I/ee, in 4 ft 5 3 5 5 7 3 5?42- (*4 Mr. Gardner, who today will meet Mr. Stanley, paved his way to the semi-final by victories over B. W. Estabrook, Har vard. and C. P. Eddy, Princeton, winning by 5 and 4 and 7 and 0, respectively. The summary: First round?It. A. Gardner, Ya.li-. tK-at B. \V. Estabrook, Harvard, 5 and 4: C. I\ Eddy, Princeton, beat W. V. Booth, Harvard. 5 and 4: G. Stanley. Yale, beat H. B. I*ee, Yale, l uj> at 19 bo|en; Holden Wilson. Yale, beat F. Sar jtent, Harvard, 3 and 2; Albert Seckel. Prlnee tou, beat A. G. Kay. Princeton. 4 and 2: 1". T. <*larke. Harvard, beat J. O. McNeil. Harvard. 4 and 3; K. It. Jennings. Yale, beat J. It. I'unlap, Yale, 3 and 2; Harry Heyburn. I'nl- | versltjr of I>nnsylvanla, beat J- It. Blair, Princeton, 4 and 2. Second round?Gardner lieat. Eddy, 7 and 0; Stanley beat Wllaon, 2 and 1; Seekc| lieat ? "larke", 3 and 1, and Hey buna beat Jeuning*, 2 up. v TIE FOE LEAD AT CHESS. Teichmann Wins Abroad and Crawls Up to Schlechter. CARLSBAD, Bohemia, September 9.? Richard Teichmann, the only one of the twenty-six contestants In th* pending in ternational chess masters' tournament a. the Kurhaus who lias not lost a game outright, yesterday tied Carl Schlechter of Vienna for first place by virtue of a victory over Tartakower in the four teenth round. Schlechter meanwhile had to be content with a draw against Vid mar. The two leaders, who have main tained their advantage since the eighth round, will not meet until the eighteenth round. Rotlewl continued his remarkable run by winning from I^oewenfisch. He is a good third, one point behind the leaders. Marshall, the I'nlted States champion, has fourth place to himself, having drawn with Burn of Liverpool. The other three Americans all lost. Johner to Leonhardt, Jaffe to Rabinowitsch ami Chajes to Fahrnl, and this despite the fact that all had the white pieces. Salwe, Spielmann and Perils scored over Cohn. Duras and Alechine. respectively. Drawn games were recorded between Suechting and Nlemzowltsch and Choti mirski and Kostic. Rubinstein again adjourned, his opponent being Alapln. After fourteen rounds the standing of the players is as follows: JH'on.Ln?l. Won.Lost. Schlechter... 10M, 34 Splelmann? 64 Teichmann.. 104 34 Tartakower... 74! Rotlewl ?4 44 Dura ft tt 7 Marshall 8 ? Burn tt 8 Suechting.... 74 ft4 J'hajen... .... tt 8 Vidmar 74 ftMp Nlemrowltsch. tt 8 Alechine ... 74 ?4 Eoewenflsch.. R4 74 EeonUardt... 74 ?4 Salwe ft'* 74 Perils 74 J?ffe *4 *4 Rubin*teln.. 7 4 Johner 5 8 Cohn 7 7 Alapln ? 44 74 Kostic 7 7 Fahrnl 4 0 Chotiuilrski.. 64 Rablnovrltach. 34 84 j Manager Mack yesterday branded as ridiculous a story published in a New York paper to the effect that he would retire from active base ball directorship next spring to act as president of the Athletics, and Harry Davis would become the active manager. "Somebody's smok ing," said Connie. "I will be manager of the Athletics as long as 1 am actively identified with base ball." be the deciding factor, providing it won from the Richmond team The Banker? left today on the 12 o'clock train and will arrive in Richmond at 3:4o. The first game today is scheduled to 'hegln at 2 o'clock, and will be played by the Maryland Athletic Club and Rich mond. The local nine will not get In Richmond until after the lirst game is nearly over. As soon as the Hankers can get dressed the second contest will be started. A dispatch from Richmond states that Boehling. the l"ft-hander, who had the local club puessing all through the game < last Mnnda>. when he allowed it but | four scattered hits, it is said by the i Richmond management will be pitched in both games, but that if hard ly likely when it is considered that Rich mond has on its staff a man by the name of Strain, who early this week held the Petersburc team, champions of the Vir ginia i State 1 .eague, to six hits. It is more than prc-bable that he will be pitch ed in the second game. While there has been considerable leaning toward Roteler to start the game in the box for the local team, it is likely that Fienle will be the man to be depend ed on That Roteler is a good pitcher none will deny, hut that he links the ex perience that Fienle lias would cause it to seem that th^ Georgetown man will be g'ven the preference. Roteler might not 'be enarly as affective a pitcher in Richmond as he would be in Washington, and that risk will probably cause him not to be selected to do duty on the mound. Accompanying the team which left to day at noon on a special car, were many of the local fan# and those connected with the team and amateur commission. INTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS. Yale and Harvard Men Gain Places in Final of Singles, PHILADELPHIA, September 0?The surprise of the play in the semi-final round of the thirty-first annual champion ships of the intercollegiate association at the Merion Cii<ket flub, Haverford. yes terday, was the defeat of J. J. Armstrong, western collegiate champion and a rep resentative of the Cniversity of Minne sota, by F. H. Whitney. Harvard, <>-1, <5-4, As two Yale players met in the lower bracket, Mann, who defeated J. L. Cot#, 4-?>. <;-4, St-T, will meet Whitney for the championship today. In the doubles both Princeton teams won their matches and a victory for tiie Orange and Black in this class is assure 1. Whitney in his match with Armstrong played a safe game from the beginning and took the initial set rather easily, fi-1. Continuing his tine work, Whitney's good lead in the second set stood him in good stead and with some excellent serving he ran out the second set. rt-4. OverConfi dence was more the cause of his defeat in the third set than anything else, as Armstrong was rapidly tiring and it was the Harvard player's poor work rather than Armstrong's strength that was re sponsible for Whitney losing at ?!-:?. The fourth started as had the first and second, with Whitney getting a good lead, and Armstrong was only allowed three games while Whitney was getting the necessary six. Although Whitney won by three sets to one the score showed that he only scored seven more points than his opponent, 114 to lu7. The summaries: Championship single-? .Stuii-tinnl round?E. H. Whitney. Harvard. defeated ,1. J. Armstrong. Minnesota, ft 1. ft- 4, 3?ft, ft 3: A. H. Mann, jr., l'alo, defeated J. I,. Cote, Ikali'i 4?0, ft 3. ft?4. t? -7. Championship douWi<s? Sf'mi-flnal round Tifft and Kuhn. I'rincetou. defeated McKi'an and Tomes. Harvard, 3-6. ft 4. ?? (>; Mathay and Butler. I*riucetou. defeated Whitney and Cut ting. Harvard, 6?3. 3?8, ft? o. BOWLING TO BEGIN. Commercial League Will Start Its Season September 18. The Commercial Duckp'n league, one of the oldest in the city, will open its season Monday, September 18. with the following clubs: Woodward & Ixnhrop, The Evening Star, Washington Tobacco Company, William liahri & Co., .Judd & Detweiler. Boston Baking Company, X. Auth Provision Company, Chapin & Saks, Havenner Baking Company and Tolman Laundry. The business of the league will be well taken care of by the following members: Mr. C. H. Gurnee, president; Mr. A. Levy, vice president; Mr. J. A. Geicr, secretary, and official scorer, and Mr. E. T. Hughes, treasurer. The board of directors consists of the following: Messrs. J. A. Geier, E. L. Hutchinson, L>. A. Marks, William J. Duckett, F. M. Johnson, B. Poland, R. C. Spaulding, H. Essex. R. Small and A. L. Simpson. Judging from the reports of the managers of the teams, this year's race will be far better than last as all the teams have strengthened and seem evenly matched. The new comers in the league this year, namely The Evening Star, Chapin & Saks and Boston Baking Company, are teams that will have to be reckoned with, for they have some very good bowlers. The next meeting of the league will be held Wednesday, September 13, at 8 o'clock p.m. WILL FINISH TODAY. Colored Tennis Tournament Will Be Ended With Finals. Owing to the unavoidable absence of two of the participants the finals of the class C singles and doubles were not played yesterday afternoon as scheduled In the Colored Y. M. C. A. tournament being held at 13th and T streets north west. The class A finals will he played between Freeman and Wilkinson. These two men are so evenly matched that it is very hard to pick the winner. Today's program is expected to bring out the lar gest attendance of the tournament. The cla,*s A and class C singles will he call ed promptly at. 3 p.m. The doubles will be played Immediately after the singles have been concluded. The finals in class B were played Fri day afternoon between Walker and Hurst, the Amherst crack. Hurst took the first two sets easily, when Walker came back strong and won the next two sets, one of which was a love (6?0) set. This is the only love set played thus far in the tournament. Hurst won the fifth and deciding set bv well placed return strokes. Hurst wins the class B prize. Should Wilkinson defeat Freeman in the toumamtent it Is understood that he will challenge Freeman for the District championship. In this event the contest will be put on the program for next Mon day afternoon. Jeffries' Mother Dying. IwOS ANGELES, Cal., September 9.? Mrs. Rebecca Jeffries, mother of the former champion pugilist, who Is dying, continually asks ft>r her son. Jeffries is in Alaska on a hunting trip and renewed efforts are being made to reach him. Jack Frill, a left-hand pitcher of the Jersey City team, has been drafted by the St. Louis Americans. MANHATTAN PITCHER. BILL. BURLBY, Who will work against AloyaluM club today In exhibition frame. BASE BALL BRIEFS. The Boston Red Sox have lost their last seven frames. O'Toole Is no longer an experiment. He has shown major league class, and will be expected to keep the Pirates on top next year. He has everything, as hall players say, including remarkable con fidence. The Lincoln Western league base ball club has been sued for SIO.OOO damages by Ralph A. Hanson, who was injured by an employe of the club during a riot following a decision of Umpire McKee, August 12, in a game with Denver. Manager Couuhlin of the champion Reading Tri-State team has been in com munication with Manager Clymer of the Wilkesbarre New York State League team, relative to the series of games for the minor leasrue championship of the state. Both managers agree on a flve eame series, but the dates for playing the games have not been definitely settled. Manager Clymer makes the proposition that the series begin in Reading Septem ber 20. Johnny fivers Is playing such fast hall at third base for the Cubs that Chicago fans are happy. Evers has put lots of life into Chance's men and has rounded out the Infleld so that the machinery of former days Is now working smoothly. When Bransfleld nets into the game at first base the Cubs, according to Windy city fans, will be in shape to overhaul the Giants. Capt. Chance says Marcjuard Is the only New York pitcher to be feared, and even he may be overwhelmed, fhicapo fans always were optimistic, but this time they may receive a hard tumble. "McGraw has enforced discipline this year more than ever," said a base ball man yesterday. "Two Giants were re cently suspended without pay for several days because they talked back and others were fined because they didn't report for morning practice at 10 o'clock sharp. Mc Graw Insists that the men must earn their salaries, and if they are unfit he makes them sit on the bench with no money. No favorites are played and there's absolutely no sentiment. He turned Brldwell and Donlln loose regard less of past achievements, and ho re leased Schlel after keeping him on the bench for a long time. He took Devlin off third base without turning a hair and he put the screws on Drucke so that he'll soon be pitching his head off. You've got to hand it to McGraw. He knows how to make the Giants play ball and that's the secret of their success." EXPLOSIVE OF HIGH POWER. Chemist Claims He Has Invention Far Surpassing Dynamite. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., September 9.?B. F. B. Wright, formerly a professor in chemistry at Harvard* has perfected a new explosive, so he says, that possesses three times the power of dynamite and is harmless from concussion. Prof. Wright's experiments, made by dropping a lighted match on two ounces of the powder, gave forth a quick flame, but no explosion. The blasting propensities of the powder were also demonstrated. "The powder cannot be exploded, except by fire or extreme heat, unless it Is pack ed in an air-tight lnclosure. so that the gases cannot escape," said Prof. Wright. "It will stand 275 degrees of heat with out igniting. This eliminates the pos-1 sibllity of spontaneous combustion. It has been hammered on an anvil, and packages of it have been shot at with a rapid-fire revolver without explosion. It Is the safest explosive to store or handle that has ever been invented. "One-third of the quantity used for blasting' is equal to any other powder, in cluding dynamite. A great advantage the new explosive has over dynamite is that it can be made by any one who has the formula, and used fifteen minutes later, while dynamite has to be kept at least ninety days. It doesn't freeze like dynamite. "A peculiar thing about Its use in fire arms is that, while it does greater ex ecution, there is scarcely any recoil. For use on warships the saving would be enormous, not only on the cost of the powder, but it would also prevent the damage done to the ships by the recoil of the large guns, and would prolong the life of the weapons." Welch to Referee. MILWAUKEE, Wis., September 9.?If Jack Welsh can be Induced to come from California he will be the referee of the fight between Wolgast and McFarland here September 16. Managers of both principals sent word last night that Welsh would be acceptable. A Kind-Hearted Wife. From the LoultTllle Courier-Journal. "Flies carry filth on their feet, thus spreading disease." "My wife read that. Now she picks the poor little flies carefully off the fly paper. and washes their feet with violet water." i EXPLAINS HIS POLICY Fisher Would Develop the Alaska Coal Fields. EXTENT IS EXAGGERATED Flan of Leasing the Lands, He De clares, Worthy of Consideration. SEATTL.E. Wash., September 9.? Walter L. Fisher. Secretary of the In terior, at a dinner givpn here last night in his honor, declared Controller bay to be neither the only nor the best harbor for the output of the Bering river coal fields, pronounced the extent and character of those tields "grossly exaggerated" and announced his policy to be the opening and development of the fields, but not under unrestricted private ownership. The plan of leas ing the coal lands, Mr. Fisher said, "deserves consideration because it has the approval of the President.'1 He read extracts from reports show ing the successful workings of this system in Australia and New Zealand and also cited the leasing law of Yu kon territory. Ownership of Mines. "The third remedy," he continued, "is that the government shall own and operate the mines. A great many thoughtful men in the United States are of the opinion that the time will come when it will become nepes-siry for the government to regulate the sources of power-fuel and waterfalls upon which Industry depends. "However, the opposition which gov- i ernment ownership and operation I would encounter in Congress must be considered." Reports Exaggerated. Of the coal lands, he said: "I am sincerely disappointed in what I taw in the Bering river coal tields. Re ports of their extent and character have been grossly exaggerated. I regret this exaggeration, because it may have been the means of leading persons to invest In these tields. However, there is valu able coal, and the district is one of con siderable importance." The Matauska coal field, tributary to Seward, he did not visit, he said, adding: "It Is reported to contain better coal than the Bering river field and more of it. However, it is farther from a railroad and farther from a seaport. "If any foot of Controller bay is more valuable than another, I do not know it," he said, speaking of outlets. "I am not violating any confidence when 1 say I believe Controller bay is not the only possible harbor for the Bering river coal fields, and is far from the best harbor." WANTS TO RETAIN SHIPS. San Francisco Opposes Departure of Fleet for Hawaii. SAN FRANCISCO, September 0.?A procession of telegrams directed to Beek man Winthrop, assistant secretary of the navy, was started from here yesterday, urging that the proposed cruise of the Pacific fleet to Hawaii be postponed, in order that the coast may have a naval pageant October 14, when President Taft will officiate at the ground-breaking of the Panama-Pacific exposition. The fleet is scheduled to sail September 16, and go from Hawaii to San Diego for maneuvers. WINS IN WOMAN'S SPHERE. Man Takes Prize on Embroidery at State Fair. ST. PAUL/, Minn., September 9.?F. E. Brandt of St. Paul has won a premium in the woman's department at the state fair, being the only man who was awarded a prize in that department this year. Brandt won his prize on an embroidered lunch cloth, five feet square. It took ninety-three skeins of embroidery floss to work the article. A large number of pieces all worked by women were on ex hibition. Gordy A. Jones of Toddvllle, Md.. died of typhoid fever Thursday at Cambridge Hospital. Fate of Reciprocity Rests With Friends of Laurier. SO POLITICIANS DECLARE Voters of the Province Hold Pre mier in High Esteem. HOT CAMPAIGN WAGED THEKE Result Believed to Depend Upon the Attitude of the Clergy?Pres ent Conditions. BY WILLIAM E. nUTW. ?Special Correspondent of The Star and the Chicago Record-Herald. QUEBEC, September 7. 1911. It seems to be the opinion of many politicians that the approaching election in Canada, and the fate of the reciprocity agreement with the United States will be decided by the voters of Quebec. Many think also that the result depends upon the attitude of the priests of the Roman Catholic Church, which is the aJmost uni versal rel'gion of the province as French is the universal language. Quebec has been the stronghold of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the prime m nlster and leader of the liberal party. He is a Frenchman; he was born in a little vil lage on the St. Lawrence; he comes from | ancient stock, and the pride of race Is very strong among the habitants, as the French farn^rs are called. They idolise him; they consider him the most pow erful of all authorities on earth and rate his ability only a trifle below omnipo tence. At the same time the habitants are devoted to the church and are very much under the influence of the clergy. It so happens that Laurier is not in good j standing with the church, because of his attitude on education, his determined op I position to the interference of the church ? in political and civil affairs, and for other | reasons, both personal and political. He I has never been excommunicated, but for years lias been under the ban. lie Is not attentive to his religious duties; he never goes to confession or to mass and sel- | dom is seen inside of a church, except at a wedding or to attend a funeral. The priests have not mixed very much in politics lately, but if they should do so, and should take the conservative side, It is feared by the liberals that their In fluence would offset Laurier's personal popularity. Not Interested in Reciprocity. The habitants have not taken much in terest in the reciprocity arrangement al thoufih it is really more important to them than to the great wheat farmers of the west, because the prices of eggs, hay, fruit, honey and vegetables are not de termined in Liverpool, like the prloe of wheat, but are regulated according to the local demand, and all these things have Ibeen very low for years because the farmers produce more than Canadian con sumers need. The principal object of the reciprocity arrangement was to find a market for this surplus among the manufacturing districts of New England, where there is an almost unlimited demand for every thing that the habitant produce^ Here after, if the treaty Is ratified by Canada, oats, buckwheat, peas, beans, hay, pota toes, cabbages, onions and all other fresh vegetables, apples and all other fresh fruits, and berries, butter, cheese, eggB, honey and all other farm products, cod fish, herrings, mackerel, salmon and all other fish, fence posts, railroad ties, tele graph poles, staves, firewood and all I other kinds of small timber can be Rent | over into the market o? New England without payment of duty. But the habitants seem to be indifferent and are taking more interest in the personal at tacks that are being made upon Laurier, and other issues that have been raised by his opponents to confuse the situation, than the extension of their markets. Unless a sufficient demand is created by the proposed treaty to raise the prices of the products I have named, the aver age habitant will never know anything about it, but at the same time he is a keen politician, he loves debate, no one enjoys a political meeting more than he, and the longer the speech the better he likes it. It is the same way with a , Dutchman and a sermon. The pastor of | a church in Holland Is expected to preach ' an hour and a half at least, and if he is ! not capable of doing that, they have two | sermons at the same service from two | preachers. Attack Laurier's Loyalty. Knowing their affection for Laurier, the opposition are trying to impeach his loyalty to the habitants. His opponents accuse him of being too much of an 1m peralist, of being too much under Eng lish influence, and the habitants are very jealous of English influence. They did not like to have Laurier gb to the corona tion. They were pleased when Queen Victoria knighted him, but had many mis givings, and I have heard it asserted that Laurier's reason for declining a peerage, which has twice been offered him, was a fear that he would lose his influence with his own people. A liberal renegade named Bourassa is going up and down the province of Quebec posing as the leader of the na tional party, of which he is the only member, and declaring that Laurier in tends to impress the sons of the habi tants Into the army and navy to fight for England. This charge, which is doing a great deal of harm, is based upon the recent agreement made with the British government under which Canada is to have her own army and navy, and is to be entirely Independent of the mother country In that respect, but In an emergency, with the consent of parlia ment, will render naval and military aid to Oreat Britain. This arrangement is made a pretext for the charges of Mr. Bourassa, who Is a very energetic cam !>aigner and is making three or four speeches a day on that subject, trying to make it an issue In the campaign. Sir Wilfrid Laurier has made a clear and emphatic explanation to show that the naval and military agreement with the old country will have exactly the op posite effect, and will prevent Canadians serving in the army and navy of Great Britain without the expressed consent of parliament in every particular case. Bourassa has excited so much concern in this matter that when the census was taken a few days ago the young men in the interior fled to the woods and tried to escape enumeration by various meth ods. for fear if their names were taken down they would be called upon for military service. If the priests should say that Bouras sa is right it would be bad for Laurier. Many of the habitants would believe them. The Archbishop of Quebec issued a circular, which was read in ail the churches, telling the people that they need not fear any evil results from the census, and it no doubt quieted their anxiety, but there is still a great deal of apprehension. The increase of education, the reading of newspapers and books, the extension of railways and other means of com munication between the villages, and especially the emigration of the young people to New England to work in the factories, have caused a gradual revolu tion In the social life of the habitant. He Is becoming more and more in dependent and self-assertive in every thing, from the naming of baby to the election of members of parliament It is customary for the habitants to have large families. Eighteen and twenty children are not unusual. There !a very little in Canada for young people to do. hence they go to Maine, New Hampshire, WEATHER. Probably showers tonight or Sunday morning. CONDITION OF THE WATER. Temperature and condition of water at 8 a.m.: Great Falls? Temperature, 76; condition. 35. Dalecarlia reservoir?Temperature, 76; condition at north connection, 35; condition at south connection, 40. Georgetown distributing reservoir?Temperature, 75 : condition at influent gatehouse, 50; condition at effluent gatehouse, 50. UP-RIVER WATERS. Special Dispatch to The Star. HARPERS FERRY, W. Va.. September 9.?Potomac very cloudy; Shenandoah slightly muddy. TOMORROW TIDES. Low?3:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. High?9:10 a.m. and <):j8 p.m. I vest week's rainy weather put & deep crimp In bass fishing. It put the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in condition, to make the anglers take holiday from the river, and gave the fish an opportiinlt> to live without enticing halt continuall> getting: in their way. "From present indications, ' said John ? W. Hurley, one of the local enthusiasts, yesterday, "the rivers are not likely to clear in the next ten days." Reports from all points along the rivers are the same. Both are very muddy, and with but little prospects of getting In fishing condition soon. Many of the j anglers have gone to various points along the Potomac to view the water and j to get some idea as to how long it will be , before fishing will again be in order. Unusually high water for this season has been experienced up the Potomac ; during the past week, the water having been high enough to drive scores of camping parties to high ground. Much drift wood came down with the high water, causing trouble for the boatmen. In the vicinity of Glen Echo. where there are a number of anglers occupy ing cottages, several boats have washei away. The loss of the boats will greatly j inconvenience the anglers when the water | clears, although it is possible that some of them will be recovered. "It is probably a blessing that high water followed the rain." said an angler this morning, "for it made it difficult for | pothunters to slaughter the bass. The j water was so high this week, that it washed over the dams of the pothunters j and probably did the dams considerable ! damage. t "It would be a blessing to the fish," lie ; added, "If the laws would prevent the j catching of bass in the traps." * * * * The present high and muddy water has turned hundreds of anglers in the direc tion of salt water and to the ponds of fresh water that are not affected by the rains. Most of the camping parties on the salt water concluded their outings Labor day, but those who had arranged bass fishing trips and were disappointed because of the muddy water sought sport catching trout, tailors, spots and other fish. It is said the great number of anglers who have gone to resorts on salt water because of the muddy water up the river have been the means of keeping some of the summering places open later than usual. "It's surprising that more fishermen whp spend their vacations on salt water do not put up fish enough for winter use." remarked one of the veterans of the fishing colony. People will fish day after day, catch hundreds of fish to spoil or give away and never give a thought to the question of putting up the surplus fish for winter. "Trout, tailors, spots and other salt water fish," he added, "are splendid for winter use when corned. It Is an easy matter to put them up from day to day, so that when the outing is ended fish enough have been put away to last all winter, and they a^e relished better than purchased fish." * * * * J. R. Evans, sergeant of police, who Is known to his fishing companions as "Capt. Dick." went wi-~ a party of friends to Harry Love's on the lower Potomac for this year's outing. They recently returned from the outing and are telling stories of the big catches they made. Those who were in his party were Sergt. Edward Curry. A. T. Sides, Archie Baker. Walter Hospital. A. L. Walter. Adolph Llppard, Benjamin Torrison. Massachusetts and Rhode Island and work in the cotton factories. Sometimes there will be three or four members of the same family in the same factory, and there Is a constant shifting. After living two or three years In New Eng-1 land a French-Canadian girl will come, home and her sister will go down and j take her place. Those who return bring with them American Ideas and habits, and they are called "galvanized Yankees." No one who has not visited a habitant village can realize the sensation whitih a picture hat and a hobble skirt will make In these primitive communities, es pecially If they are worn by a young woman who was bom, baptized and brought up in the parish. Ban on the Galvanized Class. In some places the priests will not administer communion to "galvanized Yankees." and apply severe discipline to bring them back to the ways of their fathers and mothers; but in many cases, perhaps in a majority of cases, the young woman refuses to abandon the manners and discard the costume she has acquired during her New England experience. Romances are occurring in every village in the province of Quebec every year, and often tragedies that grow out of the struggle between the daughters or ignor ant peasants who have become "galvan ized Yankees" and' the priests who bap tized them and heard their first confes sions. . . This province is the scene of a great struggle today, and the result, so far as its representation In the Canadian par liament is concerned, depends upon the attitude of the clergy toward Sir W II frld Laurier. They cannot alienate ab of the people who have always trusted him and regarded ihim as the ideal of all that is good and great in mankind, but they may be able to deprive him of suf ficient votes to change the twenty-three In the house of commons, which is all that Is necessary to throw the govern ment into the hands of the conserva tives. The recent house of commons was origi nally composed of 137 liberals, S3 conser vatives, two independents and one labor representative. Three constituencies bad become vacant and Sir W ilfrld Lauriei represented two. which gave the liberals a majority of 4fl. It is a curious fact that anybody can run for parliament in any district and in as many districts as he can get nominations. The leader of a party usually runs in two districts as a precaution, for fear he may be defeated in one. In the present campaign I have no ticed three candidates running In two dis tricts each, and I am told that It does not make any difference In their support, as one would think It naturaljy would. In the present house are 42 liberal mem bers and 37 conservatives, who were elected by less than 250 majority, so that 79 of the 223 seats are doubtful, and the fiercest struggle, of course, Is taking place In those districts. At the same time the opponents of Laurier are making the most tremendous efforts to reduce his majority In Quebec, which was represent Harry Conger, <"lyde Confer and John Bowers. The trip ti> Col ton's vai ma-1* in the launch Conner, and the party oc cupied a cottage during t! eir stay at the resort. Adolph I.ippard was known as "Srnt. the funny man," while Sertt Curry was "liuckshirt." The two men f jrnisl;- ri much of the evenings' entertainments. Musks and dancing contributed to the niuht it tractions, while during; the day nothing but fishing was heard of Every day during their stay the doz.'n anglers tried ti.elr luck at fishinp manv successful ca'che* being mad?* Tt waa one of the most successful of the annual outings of the party. Camp I,ewis nt I.<?idge. Va? is a thin? of the past so far a* this season is con cerned. The several branches of the I-ewls family furnished campers epoueh to have a Jolly party at L<odge all sum mer, and their many guests fr>>m time to time varied the monotony <?f camp life. A. T. Schroth and Cant. Billv Hettinger made several trips to the camp in their boat and enjoyed camp life, being tv\o of the many guests entertained during the summer. (leorce Lewis had charge of affairs during tiie last two weeks of the < amp. and he wan not at all Joyous over his return home one day just before break ing camp he caught more than three dozen trout, the smallest b?~ing more than two pounds and the largest about four pounds. * * + * Night fishermen have not been made to give up the sport because of the muddy water, and the usual number of those who do their fishing between sundown and sunrise are ill in evidence. Ben ning bridge, always a favorite place for such sportsmen, is lined with men with lanterns every night, while many others fish from the wall around Potomac Park. t?eorge Johnson, one of the colored fishermen, usually starts fishing about 0 o'clock, and stays about the river until morning "I usually fish for carp," George says, because I have customers who buy them, but when I want fish for my own table 1 catch cats and perch." Night fishing, ho says, is great sport. He has to use something to keep away the mosquitoes, and has to resort to the use of bells to awaken him when the fish bite, and it's great, he says, to hear the sounds of the bells. "When the bells ring." he says, "there'B something doing." ? ? # * Maj. Richard Sylvester encountered had weather on his vacation, and he has hardly been able to wet his lines Th?* major is regarded as being something of an expert with rod and line, and for a great many years he has fished in the vicinity of Harpers Kerry. "Dvery time the major comes fishing." said one of the Harpers Kerry residents yesterday, "it is sure to rain. He was there much earlier in the season and there was not much rain, but when he got ready for his two-week outing, down came- the rain, and the water has been muddy all the two weeks." ? * * ? Detective Bob Howlett has returned from his second fishing trip this year to Plney Point. During his recent ten-day stay at the down-river resort the angler caught many fish. "It was an easy matter to go out two hours in the morning and catch fish enough to feed a family," the fisherman said, "and I never could understand why so many anglers pile up the fish to throw away." Trout fishing about Piney Point, he says, was splendid. Tailors were not so plentiful this season. ed by 54 liberals, 10 conservatives and 1 national. Some of the methods that are being used are contemptible. I>aurier has been in power longer than any other prime minister Canada has known, and has increased his strength in the house of commons every time he ha* gone before the people. In 1 v.Mi. when he was first elected, he had only 122 liberal members in his support, as against 1.17 In the election of ll*'.s. The opposition numbered Ks in 1(W5 and in l!?*v He has been in power fifteen years. No other prime minister served more than six years, and although his long service has naturally decreased the number of his supporters by the inevitable disap pointments and differences of political life, he has made friends of the enemy in sufficient numbers to offset all disaf fections. His personal following has been affect ed more seriously by the reciprocity ar rangement than by anything else that .has ever occurred. Several of the most able and active of his former supporters do not approve of the arrangement and this has been a convenient time for sev eral sore heads to leave the liberal camp and go over to the opposition. There has been a sufficient change to insure them good company. The English residents of Canada, the banking, manufacturing and business in terests, many of whom have been sup porters of the libera! party up to now and have been personal friends of I.aurior. are opf?osedt to reciprocity, and will not support him In this rampaign. it is a curious fact that while the habitants of Quebec complain that I^aurier is too much of an Englishman, the English ele ment?which is particularly strong in On tario?accuses him of trying to rob the mother country of its most promising child. Many of them sincerely believe that the present arrangement is an in tentional step toward annexation. The conservative leaders, of course, make a great point of the claim that the 1'nited States Is trying to alienate Can ada from the mother country. They all kinds of signs and make all kinds of interpretations of the speeches of Presi dent Taft and others on the reciprocity question. Some <Tf the arguments ad vanced against the treaty are amusing. The most preposterous assertion, which Is reiterated daily in resectable newspa pers, is that President Taft is sending over large sums of money to buy votes for I^aurier. In all Canadian cities American money passes current, and. I believe, is legal tender by act of parliament; but in the back districts a discount is demanded. One of the liberal leaders, who has Juat returned from a campaign tour in the in terior. telle me that a notorious old rounder of a politician tailed him one side and inquired if it was true^ that funds were expected from the I'nited States to help out the liberal cause. My friend assured him that the report to which he alluded was Impossible and ab surd and that such a thing had never been thought of. "I was afraid It wasn't likely," was the reply, "but. Jim. you can tell Taft that If he wants to send Yankee monev over to buy our votes we will take it at jv."