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Conflict in Near Future. : '? AMERICANS TO SEE RACES , Many of Them Visiting London Will Go to Henley. a : ENTERPRISE FOR RUSSIA System of Canals Planned to Over come Rapids on the I Dneiper. * p ? BY FHILLIP EVERETT. Sfwriaj ri?Mccrnm t" Th?' Star. ^ONPON. June 1"> In spite of Sir Ed ward (Jrey s r< issut ing word? in par amr>nt three month* ago that England's -r?latior.s with ail European power?, anrl n~ore < pe-liUy with (icrmany, were friend I v th# feeling is rapidly spreading t at t* present period of armed peace v it!; continual unrest in<i changing * ? o*" .imba.^ador.4. mu Ft snon>i or 'ater V' iI with a gr?at war in which Kngiand k v ill he forced to take sides. Practically every thinking Fnglishman is a feeling that al'. Europe is living on a powder magazine. and thus cannot ?\pc-t to live quietly. This condition ? ?f fear will increasinglv become the pre vaUnt rote. It will Krow with increas ing armaments, mil it wi!l very shortly he the normal condition of all Europe, fear interchangeable only with panic and terror It will come in waves. and these t v aves will succeed one another with in creasing raplditv. We had one wave la mi viar?a hip one We have another t :> Vi.ir a .-in;. ler on<. In short, wiiat ?i ste at present i^ not so much a peril ? ?f war as .1 i?turn of the periodic panic. ' w h will gradually Income the set ' t ed mood i f internal iona polities. Italian-Turkish War Spreading. Rut there ari- a.-pects in this years p.inic which . ? serious. The mos< threatening fact of all is That the war i'1-twi . n Turkev and Italy, instead of . >min? to an early close. gradually spreading throughout eastern Kurope. Kverv da* brings nn\s of tin- capture of a new Turkish island in tne Agean sea. The whole of Kurope knows that these islands, once i aptured, are not likelv to return to their original owners. The danger of the situation is shown by the statement of the "eclair"?that Italy and Russia in combination art askinc for another European conference For that is another fact of grave im port. Russia has been fishing in trou bled waters. The greatest European grievan<? of the Kns^ian government is the fact that although the confinement of her merchant shippi- a to the B ack sea by the treaty of I'a-is iKVii. was removed in ls~o, yet the Turkish govern ment can still forbid the movement of her warships through the Dardanellas. The consistent aim of Russia is to open the access to the Mediterranean, jus* as it is our aim to keep it closed. Americans Going to Henley. It is safe to predict teat, out ??f the countless army of Amciican visitors who shall be crowding ..s out of all our best iiotels next month, something like W per cent will travel to Henley July ?>. Most Ameritans take a certa n interest in the class ? re^ata at Henley, even un der ordinary circumstances. hut this year they will have the additional pleasure of witnessing the kinc and queen travel ing down the nawvw waterway in the old state barge, which was otdered built hy William 111 for h's Queen Mary more than loo years before the American colonies tore themselves away from Eng land In spite of its antiquity it is still a watirtiirht, serviceable b?>at. some forty feet long, built on the lines of Dutch' naval architecture, and, like all the ol<l t-tate barges, heavy, highly ornamented and canopied. On the stern is the royal coat of arms and the cavern lilies of France, quartered with the lions of Eng land, are part of its decoration. To the public of this generation the Mate barce is little more than a tra dition. and until it made its appearance " at Eaton in June ItHM. with the late King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra on board, many doubted its existence. British Money in Russia. British money is fast pour ng into Fius sia. and among the manifold Anglo-Rus sian enterprises which have thus been created, one will arouse widespread in terest by reason of its granlse char acter. On the historic Dneiper, between the towns of Ekaterinaslav and Alexand roffsk. th?-re are rapids which hinder navigation, and cargoes have to be un shipped and transported over land for some distance. The ? ">t of trans-ship ment is enormous, and count Voronstotf. Dashkoff. the viceroy of the Caucasus and ex-minister of the imperial court, conceived the plan of regulating the nav gation and utilizing the waterpower of the rapids. .\ vast system of canals, dams and locks will be constructed, cables will be laid down from generating sta tions to the group of iron work.- near Ekaterlnoslav, wiVeh require enormous quantities of electric energy. Among the many by-cheaics which are also under consideration s one for the extraction of nitrogen from the air. Th?- contract has iiriuly been sigped by Count Vor<>n.?toff Dashkoft" with the < x-managini: director of the Westing ;ouse Compan> in Russia, the constructor of the ?b-ctri? tramwa>s of St. Peters burg, and otfciT well known persons. Horse Show Entries Close. For the international horse show at <>!>mpla, which opens tomorrow and ? l"t>e> ? n the evening of Saturday, June the ?ntrii s dosed, with the grand total of $17.:*?? for cups and money prizes to the value of $ti?,.YN>. The jump ? :.g competitions over the course. In which ,i water jump will be introduced for the ? ???da edification of the spectators, main tain their popularity with an entry of -4S. in the huntei classes tin figures fall ;ust one short of _"<?o In the bending, polo ball and mush al chairs competitions tor ponb - tl;? re are KlH entries. Of rid in-* horsi .- siiitab.e f.>r hacking or oark work th? r< aie M , ntries In the novice ? asses, .ii.d in th. other classes 'J'W; of ? obs 14 of riding i onb-s ::o and of of ficers' Chargers 4* The harness classes a!si? 1 ?.iv?? tilted well, with l"t> in the si:.g'? novice classes. Jo pairs and -- tandems, while in the open classes the ? ntii* s of ."-ingles numbered 147. of pairs V*;. and of tandems U'.?. Apatt from the ? lachinc corinthian and marathon, there are altogether teams entered in the four-in-hand classes. In the early days of the show British ? tTicers showed a n<?; unnatural diffidence ,if>out i Niirting the plating publicity of ibc arena. l>ut that lias passed off, and ;hat th?> now enter into the spirit of the thin* with a who c-hearted thoroughness and zest is shown by the fact that for the various events atnori- the lov British officers who have sent in the r names is Prince Alexander of TerR Other countries represented by officer? are fJerrnanv. France, Russia. Holland. Sweden. Belgium. Italy. Switzerland, chile and New South Wales Included n the twenty-nine F*r? neb officers Is a specially picked teatn of twelve, who in ?he hlKh school display will give an ex hibition of the methods adopted by them in th? training of cavalry chargers. The jOtb Hussars from Colchester. and the Cavalry School at Xetherravon have ? ntered specially selected teams for this display, but the Herman team, whose *plen>Xd performance was Mich a feature of last year's show, has elected to re serve itseif for the Olvmpia games at Stockholm. If >ou want work read the want col umns of The Star. HEARINGS ENDED; TAFT TOTAL 235 (Continued from First Page.1* nated the Roosevelt delegates 'that they were paid off at the door as they went out $1 each and expenses." Vote to Seat Taft Men. | At the conclusion of the argument the national committee voted to seat the Taft delegates. No roll call was asked for, but one or two '?nays" were sounded when the vote was taken. The delegates cmdited to Taft by the decision included four at large and two each from the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth and tenth districts. The Washington contests were then called by the committee. Eight delegates at large and two each from the first, sec-1 ond and third districts, fourteen seats in all, were embraced In the consolidated case, to be argued at once. I For the Roosevelt contestants in Wash ington Loren Grenstead of Seattle said the argument would be based on the con- I tention that "primaries and conventions had shown the state to be pro-Roose velt." I Tiie state convention held at Aberdeen .May 15, at which tiie Roosevelt delegates at ia"gc were selected/ he declared, was attended by Rosevelt delegates, 1<") Taft delegates and contested dele gates. representing the thirty-nine coun ties. The day before the convention, said Mr Grenstead. the Taft members met and agreed to vote for the Taft dele gates in all the contests. Not Given Chance, He Says. "When the convention was called the uncontested Roosevelt delegates were not I given an opportunity to secure tickets, he declared. ^The unheard-of practice of keeping our delegates from the conven- I tion has brought ridicule upon the party In the state. The Roosevelt faction de cided to hold their own convention after they discovered they were not going to I receive a square deal." Senator Miles Poindexter of Washing- I ton declared the Washington contests "will be tried before the people of the I country, whichever way it is decided here." "It will be tried again." he said. An objection against the jurisdiction ot I tiie national committee to settle any 01 the contests was rn?de at the outset by 1 Senator Poindexter. "1 do this to protect our rights," he said. "This committee has really as- I sumed the power which it now exercises I in settling these contests. The commit- I tee does not today represent the repub lican party in the I'nited States." i Senator Poindexter said the Washington state convention had refused a state-wide primary, and had called a state conven tion. In King county (Seattle) a primary I was authorized by the county cftmmittee. he said, to select delegates to the county convention, which would in turn select delegates to the state convention. Calls Action Lawless. l.ater, he said, a "small minority" of I the county committee met, as an "execu tive committee" and proceeded "law lessly and withoyt authority" to rescind the action ordering a primary. This com- I mittee, he said, then "appointed" a dele gation to the state convention. | "I'pon this rests the sole claim of the j Taft delegation to a seat In the national convention," declared Senator Poindexter. J Had the Roosevelt King county dele gation. selected at the primary, been recognized in the state convention, he I added. Roosevelt would have had a clear majority there. He named other counties in which he claimed Roose- I velt delegates had received majorities and should have been seated in the state convention. "When the convention met." Senator Poindexter said, "force and fraud were used by the state committee to pre vent a majority of the Roosevelt dele gates entering the hall. They barred the doors and windows. "It is said by some friends of Mr. Taft that the national committee will take the position that it cannot go back of the decisions of the state com mittee. If that is true, the state com mittee becomes a complete dictator. "If. contrary to the wishes of people of Washington, their votes are cast in the national convention, the people of our state will not stand for it," he exclaimed. "It will not be representation, but mis representation, tyranny." W. T. Povell of Seattle, representing the Taft delegat'ons, declared the repre sentations made by- his opponents were the "worst misstatements of facts" that had ever gone forth. "Senator Poindexter is not responsible," he said, "for he was not there, nor in th/ state, but the gentlemen who pre ceded him is responsible for those state ment^." Mr. Dovell's Charge*. He charged that the Roosevelt delega tion from King county to the state con vention was selected "in violation and defiance of the law." "There is no way," he asserted, "in which it can be determined whether the people of Washington are for President Taft or Col. Roosevelt, for there is no such thing as a preferential primary there." He added that in the four counties of the state where the names of Taft and Roosevelt had appeared on the ballot with the delegates' names, two counties went for Taft and two for Roosevelt. All the Taft men were seated. McKINLEY CLAIMS 590. President Taft's Manager Concedes 442 to Roosevelt. CHICAGO. June 15.- After the national committee had finished its work tonight Director McKlnley gave out a table, claiming a total of .V*> delegates far Taft, fifty more than necessary for his nom ination. and conceding only 442 to Roose velt. The Roosevelt people declined to give out any figures. The McKinley table gave Taft 8.1 of New York's 00 delegates, but at the very moment when he was giving it out the New York delegation was in caucus and former Lieut. Gov. Timothy I* Wood ruff was declaring that 18 delegates from Brooklyn would follow him into the /loosevelt camp. I.ater it was reported that the Brooklyn delegates were anything but williruf to accept Mr. Woodruff as a "bell wether" and that In fact nobody knew what they would decide to do. WEDS NAVAL OFFICER. Miss Zaptola and Lieut. Ford of Argentina Married. PHILADELPHIA, June 15.?Miss Lla Inez Zaptola. s'ster-in-law of Capt. Fer nandez of the Argentine navy, who is one, of the members of the commission su pervising the construction of the battle ship Moreno at Camden, N. J., was mar ried hero tonight to Lieut. S. F. Ford of the Arnentlne navy. Lieut. Ford is also a member of the Argentine naval commission. W. K. Cline Injured by Fire. William H. Cline was burned about his hands and arms last night while fighting a blaze in his apartment on the top floor of tiie house of Mrs. Ida M. Hall. '.*>04 G street northwest. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital. The fire was caused bv a curtain coming in contact with a lighted gas jet About dam nRe resulted -l>efore engine com pany could respond. Le Roy King Hurt by Fall. While running to overtake a street car at Pennsylvania avenue and Oth street northwest last night. I./> Roy King. 1?!W> loth street northwest, fell and sustained a severe cut over his left eye. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital. (Continued from First Page > politicians and thieves and the plain people and the thieves will not win." Turning from the window, followed by the cheers of the crowd. Col. Roosevelt sent for his secretary. "Who is outside?" he inquired. "Senator Dixon." "Bully," exclaimed the colonel. Sees His Supporters. On the heels of Senator Dixon followed Col. Cecil Lyon, national committeeman from Texas, who brought the first news that he, at least, had won from the na tional committee four of the delegates from Texas for Roosevelt. Mr. Roose velt showed his delight. Then in turn followed George W. Perkins, former Sec retary of the Interior James F. Garfield and former Chief Forester Gifford Pin chot. Col. Roosevelt interrupted the political conference to have a shower bath. His apartment did not contain one, so he was spirited away through a side door and hurried down the hall before the crowd knew what happened. When he returned, escorted by his bodyguard, he was radiant and his hair was wet and toweled. He then received the news paper men. "Do you know." he exclaimed, "I haven't a word to say." There was a subdued groan from the crowd. Col. Roosevelt looked around sympathetically, then added: "This is a fight worth being in." "What do you think of the action cf the national committee in the Texas case?"' was the first question put. "I'm not going: to tell yo i anything about that now. Ultimate' I shall have a good deal to say about Texas." At that hour the national committee had not taken up the Washington con tests, and Col. Roosevelt was asked what he thought would be done. "Oh, tney'll steal that, too," he proph esied with a smile. Will Not Discuss Plans. "I shan't say another word about the national committee," he said in response to the next question, "until It has fin ished its work." "Are you going to attend the conven tion?" . The colonel turned sharply on to the questioner. "I'll tell you what I will do when I do It," he shot back. ? That was the end of the interview. Col. Roosevelt shook hands all around and went his way. Col. Roosevelt's most dramatic mo ment of the day undoubtedly was when he was rushed from his room to the balcony of the hotel to address the street throng. In the rush to follow him several women were trampled. Before the private guards and police could close the folding doors leading to the balcony room there was an Incipient panic. Assistant Chief of Police Schuettler rushed Into the breach just in time to avert disaster. With several captains and lieutenants he pushed back the crowd so that the doors could he shut. Meanwhile the colonel was speaking, un mindful of the crush inside. Speaks at Elkhart. ETvKHART, Ind., June 15.?A crowd that packed the station and its ap proaches greeted Col. Roosevelt when his train passed through here today. He stood on the platform of the observation car as the train pulled into the station. He shook hands with a!l who could reach him and then plunged into a talk that lasted five minutes and was delivered with vigor. "We could have carried Indiana two to o?ie In an open primary," he said. "The bosses didn't cheat me: they cheated you. The people have the right to rule and the national committeemen should recognize that they are servants and not masters of the people." The platform adopted by the republican state convention in Pennsylvania may be drawn upon for suggestions in the plat form which Col. Roosevelt will submit to the republican national convention. The colonel gave an intimation of this while here, although he withheld a defi nite statement. "Is there any state plalform, among those which have been adopted," he was asked, "which has met your approval. In considering planks for your plat form ?" "Well, I have read the Pennsylvania p'atform," the colonel responded, "and it is mighty good." "Are you going to attend the conven tion?" Col. Roosevelt was asked. "I don't know about that at all," he replied. "I Hhall not know what I am going to do until I get to Chicago." The colonel was told it had heen sug gested that he be the candidate against Senator Root for temporary chairman of the convention. "I don't know anything about any thing." he said. "Before I form my plans I shall consult with Senator Dixon. Gov. Stuhbs of Kansas, Francis J. Heney of San Francisco and others." Reticent as to Banks Case. i The colonel declined to comment on a Chicago dispatch which appeared in morning newspapers to the effect that Charles Banks, a Roosevelt delegate from Mississippi, had written a letter to Rep resentative McKlnley, in which he said he was returning to Mr. McKlnley money sent to defray the traveling expenses of some of the delegates from Mississippi. Col. Roosevelt exhibited a bulky manu script containing the speech which he is to deliver at the Roosevelt rally in Chi cago Monday night. It is understood this is to be one of the most important speeches which he has made during this campaign for the presidential nomination. The former President kept to himself most of the day during the long ride across Ohio and Indiana. He spent sev eral hours in reading and reviewing his speech. In his infrequent excursions from his stateroom he was surrounded by passengers who blocked the aisle. SENT TO ASYLUM HOSPITAL. Inmate of Workhouse Thought to Be Insane. William B. Hilton was transferred from the District workhouse at Occoquan to the Washington Asylum Hospital last night, an allegation of insanity having been preferred against him. It is stated that while serving a sentence for a mis demeanor his conduct became such that it was thought his mind was afTected. Sanitary Officer Sroufe met him at 1'nion station last night and had him taken to the hospital. Physicians will report the result of their examination in a few days. Taken 111 on Street. E. Stanley Richards of Mount Rainier. Md.. became ill last night while at Penn sylvania avenue and 7th street northwest. He was conveyed to the Emergency Hos pital. where the physicians found he was suffering from acute gastritis. Moroccan Superstition. Prom tbo Wide World. Ther e is no country in the world where withcraft is so deeply implanted as In Morocco, and to eradicate It will be the most difficult task that the French, in their endeavors to open up the country to European trade and civilisation, will have to face The tables are so thoroughly convinced of the truth of their practices and doctrines that they even attempt to convert educated Europeans. Dr. Mtu champ himself, as M. Jules Bois relates, was approached by these maltres des tenebres with that object in view. In the hope of making a convert of the French hakim, they told him of the methods which they employed to injure and even kill the enemies of their clients. Finding that their task was hopeless, and that the young savant was questioning them merely with the object of satisfying his curiosity, they finally turned against him and signed his death warrant, for there can he no doubt that his assassinitlon was directly due to the perfiidious ma neuvers of the wizards of Marrakech. CALIFORNIA DELEGATES HINT CONVENTION BOLT Roosevelt Leaders Protest National Committee's "Lar cenous Acts." CHICAGO. June 13.?Asked if he had any definite claim of Col. Roosevelt's delegate strength as the temporary roll now stands. Senator Dixon declined to make any statement, except "that we have enough." "Of course. I say 'yes' when you ask me about delegates," the senator con tinued, "and just as soon as the steam roller gets through flattening us out '1 will give a definite statement of our strength." Senator Dixon evinced considerable in terest in a report that he and Senator Borah had advised Col. Roosevelt not to come to Chicago. He denied that he had told Mr. Roosevelt not to come. De spite the effort of the Roosevelt man agers to hold down the enthusiasm of the Roosevelt supporters over the colonel's arrival, plans were being made early to day to attempt a demonstration. Californians Hint at Bolt. Aroused by the unseating of two of the Roosevelt delegates from California, the California delegation held a conference today and adopted resolutions, which were construed by many to indicate they stood ready to participate in a bolt if their leader. Gov. Johnson, said the word. Demanding that the republican national committee rescind "its fraudulent actions' In unseating delegates, or bear the "re sponsibility of assassinating" the republi can party, leaders of the Roosevelt forces, including the governors of states who urged Mr. Roosevelt to run for the nomi nation. today sent the following letter of protest to Acting Chairman Rosewater: "Representing as we do the republicans of our respective states of the delegations duly elected to the national republican convention, we thus advise you. in order that hereafter the matter may be one of record, that you are prostituting your position, violating every tenet of fair deal ing and decency, and assassinating the republican party. "You are perpetrating gross frauds and disfranchising republicans of the different states. You are engaged in a deliberate attempt to thwart the will of the rank and file of the republican party, and thus convert the party of progress into one of reaction. You know this, we know it, the nation knows it. We, in our in dividual capacity, and the republicans whom we represent, will not tolerate or submit to your illegal, outrageous and larcenous acts. Demand Acts Be Rescinded. "We demand that you reconsider your unlawful actions thus far taken, that you cease your assault upon the Integrity of the republican party, and that you perform your functions in republican fashion, with fairness and honesty. Un less you rescind your fraudulent decisions upon- you shall rest the responsibility for the attempts to assassinate the repub lican party and for all time to come you will have the contempt and execration of all liherty-loving, square-thinking and reputabler citizens. (Signed) "HIRAM W. JOHNSON, "Governor of California and chairman California delegation. "WILLIAM E. GLASSCOCK, "Delegate at large from West Virginia. "BORDEN D. WHITING. "National committeeman-elect from New Jersey. "ROBERT R. McCORMICK, "Illinois. "A. L. GARFORD. "Ohio. ?EDWARD C. CARRINGTON, "Maryland. "MARION Bl'TLER, "North Carolina. "WILLIAM FLINN, "Delegate. Pennsylvania. "DWIGHT B. HEARD, "Arizona. "W. R. ST I* BBS. "Governor of Kansas. ??. S. McNINCH, "North Carolina. "ROBERT S. VESSEY, "Governor of South Dakota." MODERN HOUSEKEEPING. And the Application of Business Methods. F>om the Ilnvrhlll (raxptte. The new domestic science which is sys tematizing the work of the housekeeper and introducing scientific formulas, where once tradition and often irritating waste prevai^d, is demonstrating the saving power of routine where routine can be successfully employed. That a man works from "sun to sun, hut a woman's work Is never done." is becoming to be less true than formerly because of this. And the step is a natural and inevitable one in the kind of progress which the world Is making. Some people are inclined to stop and question whether the mad rush, the increased complexity, is real ly progress: but whether it is, it is carry ing humanity quite irresistibly in its move ment. We are learning to systematize be cause we have to, in order to keep the pace. The activities of the modern wom an are multiplying in such a manner that she can no longer afford to use the tedi ous methods which many of her pred ecessors employed In the matters of do mestic economy. Haphazard practices are being done away with in offices and there is no rea son why they should obtain in the home. Scientific heating and lighting and in troduction of labor-savins machinery have done as much already in kitchens as in factories. Says a woman physician, in commenting upon this new psychology of work and waste, in a woman's magazine: There is another class of women who are overworked. Some are ever worked because they lack system, not because of the great amount of work to be done. Housework can be immensely lightened if it is done In a systematic way. That is the reason that girls who have had a thorough business training make the best housekeepers. They place the housework on a business basis and conduct it In a systematic manner. The aspect which many of the reforms are assuming suggest that the suffragette Is not the only woman who is advanced and progressive In her thinking and in her work. The modern housekeeper is not coming to benefit in a very material way from the general pressure which ex acts good health, good service and sys tematic application as essential assets. Intelligence of Alaskan Dogs. From the Wide World. Dogs on the trail often display intelli gence that seems almost human. On one occasion I remember I was driving a team of dogs down the Yukon river, and had one dog in the, team called Tommy, who was a good dog in his way, but who showed a strong dislike to being har nessed?to such an extent that in the morning, when all the other dogs were hitched to the sleigh. Tommy would hide himself under a cabin or bury himself in the snow. This continued for several mornings, and beating him seemed to have no effect. One morning, however, the team had been standing In the cold, waiting for Master Tommy. I finally uis covered him hiding under the roots of. a tree, and as soon as I came in sight, dragging the dog, the entire team, moved by a common impulse, bounded toward me, and at once administered a terrible thrashing to Tommy. I finally rescued him from his angry companions, and after that Tommy was always the first to put his head In the collar in answer to my whistle. Still Young. From !x>ndon Opinion. "So you are eighty today! 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BERLIN", June 15.?Is the czar's em pire still the colo??us resting on feet of frapile clay, that the war with Japan proved her to be a few years ago, or has she reorganized and modernized her countless number of soldiers, who only need discipline and honest and skillful officers to make them the best warriors In the world? It can be stated on reliable authority that great things have happened in mi'i tary Russia. The czar's army has been born again in thP last six years. The soldiers are , in a far better condition morally and physically and they have full confidence in their officers. Like Another Army. The soldiers are taught to shoot well, and great care is bestowed on the train ing of artillerists. In a word, the bugle note of war sounded today would sum mon to the Held a powerful army the like of which the Japanese* never faced. And this remarkable change has been ef fected by the present war minister, his immediate predecessor, Gen. Rudiger, and the iate chief of the general staff, Gen. Gerneross, who died three weeks ago. The statistician who looks only at totals, dispensing with close analysis of details, records with relish the note worthy fact that in peace time Rus.?ia keeps M5h.0<)0 men under armt. And In truth it is by far t'ne most formidable standing army in the world. It outnum bers all the three fighting- forces of the the powers of the triple alliance taken together. And yet, when you look scrutinizingly into the details the picture somehow shrinks. In the first place, they are scattered over an immense area. Then, the navy absorbs 33.000 of them. ; Frontier guards require 5G,0<10. The cos sacks contribute Fortress ar tillery and military engineers working in fortresses give occupation to But when you have added up all the men who are on m^ro or less active service you will miss :t large item of CHH.MMO men. On clcj ? investigation you will learn that they arc not mobilized, some guarding military warehouses, others keeping ward over government institu tions, a third class doing duty as> rural police, watchmen and messengers. In other words, 27> per cent of the Russian army consists of non-combatants. In fact, the redoubtable army of 1,4."V<?.0<?0 shrinks under studious gaze to SNO,?KK). Increase of German Army. The serious increase in the German army, which recently passed the reich stag, bringing up its peace strength to 700,000 in O tober, is causing grave disquiet in France, which with its stationary pop ulation, sees Germany taking advantage of its steady human growth to build up an army against which France will be powerless. For some years past it has been the belief of the French army that it is capable of meeting the Germans in the field and defeating them. That maj or may not be true. But it is quite clear that the new policy of increase adopted by Germany means the end of tnat dream. It therefore now becomes the policy of the military party in Fiance to precip tate a coniiict. and this will now be the aim of the Krench military party. Happily, the French officers are not all powerful in France, and there is a strong civilian feeling in favor of peace. The real danger is now, as it always has been, that the general European strain may become intolerable. France and Germany are little nearer together now than they were at the end of the Franco-German war, and the recent in discretion of the German emperor over Alsace-Lorraine must have revived the bitterest memories, and perhaps forment ed the most dangerous hopes in the minds of the French. As long as the question of the annexed provinces re mains in any way open that bitterness will continue a peril to mankind Reclaiming Mesopotamia. In spite of its external troubles, the Turkish government is engaged in ad vancing the big schemes for the devel opment of Mesopotamia, which, when completed, will result in the transforma tion of an arid desert region as extensive as the Nile valley into smiling cornfields. The sum involved In the huge irri gation works which will be necessary to accomplish this transformation is put at some and the imme diate concern of the Turkish authorities is to place a contract for the initial stage of the scheme, which provides for irrigation works In connection with the barrage, which ronfrols the flood waters of the river Euphrates, at present under construction. Some idea of the vast importance of I these plans may he gathered from th?* : fact that their accomplishment will ena ble sufficient grain to be crow n to affe ?: the wheat markets of th?> whole world. In the o!d^n days the whole of the Eu phrates delta was irrigated, and the lux urious growth of grain excted the won der of Greek travelers who visited . th?* east. According to Herodotus, the oil yielded three hundredfold, and there is no doubt that these alluvll flats were on<> of the chief granaries of the world. The whole story of these regions Is a romance. Precisians dispute, but it is still the popular belief that the Garden of Eden was situated here. In any event. In Chaldean times the delta was one vast garden, the whole plain was stt.dde.1 with prosperous and populous cities, set In the midst of engirdling area.s of wheat Indeed, it was from this very region that wheat, at first found in the a wild ani uncultivated state, was taken and grad ually transplanted all over the world. This lnnd, which gave birth to the world's food, is now a barren waste. The stupendous system of dikes and canals built by the Chaldeans, now in a ruined and sand-choked condition, cover the face of the country like a networ Their ruin was accomplished by Turkish no mads in the eleventh century, by the progenitors of the race which Is now seek ing to repair the ravages of its forbears. Don't Be Too Expert. From thf New York Times. Having graduated from a business college with honors the young man thought hlmBelf competent to tackle any problem in banking that could be learned without actual experience, but the old clerk knew better. . "Can you make an erasure so neatly that it would take an expert to tell where it had been done?" he asked. "Yes, sir,'* said the young man with conscious pride. "Well, for heaven's sake don't tell your prospective employer so or you will be looking for a job this time next year," the old clerk said. "Employers are afraid of too much skill in that direction. It gives such enormous opportunities for fraud that they will l^ght shy of hiring you. "I found that out in my young days. I also was an expert with the Ink eraser and proudly proclaimed my accomplish ment. Finally, when 1 found myself toe ing the starvation mark I ceased to boast and have held a good position ever since."^ It pays to read the want columns of The Star. Hundreds of eitiuUions are tilled through them. OPEN WOMEN'S GALLERY IN HOUSE OF COMMONS Ban Placed at Time of SuffragUt Disturbance in 1908 It Wow Removed. Kperial < *li|>crHiii t-p 1 h<- m.i t\. .Illfll* 1 .Y t ' .? W ? Mrtrt 'I suffragist outrage In the ho j ? of .m mons. in 1!*#*, whin some Kumcn ? : )!?? I themselves to the grille an?1 then .1 turhcd the iHwwdlnmi In ^tioutIng. i' women's kiIIitj' has tiwn ? lo?.<-d to .? with the exception of th? ?iv<> or rela tives of the member* In 11*W a hnusr <>f parliament hill w*? introduced In the house of common* by the attorney central |o make better pi" vision for the punishing of stranx< who abused tlie privilege of admission to either house It was. however. objected that the pen pie who created disturbances Mould he glad of the punishment and procedure laid down in the hill, which would ka" them an opportunity for the advertls* ment which they desired. The second reading of the hill was accordingly ao journed. and the b 11 subsequently withdrawn. The members were not at all anxious to take the risks attaching at that time to obtaining admission for women to the gallery. Nearly four years have now elapsed since the outrage was perpetrated, ami apparently it is now felt by the author ities that admission need no longer be restricted. The speaker was questioned on tl ?? subject a week or two aa?. and re pi t i that he would consider the matte and ascertain the feeling of the memhc - Within the last few days women have been admitted to the nailer-, who a,* not wives or relatives of members. The old practice has thus been res tor* d. If the privilege Is continued it may be taken to be a sign of the times, woman suffragist disturbance# no* liv ing discountenanced by public opinion. Auto Truck Hits Car. James A. I'allas. driving an auto mobile truck for Ohapln & Hacks, was arrested last night and charged with having operated the truck so as to col lide with a street car of the Washing ton. Baltimore and Annapolis line at New York avenue and 10th street northwest. The step of the car w*< broken and the truck badly damuscd.