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For best matting in the city Value, 25c yard. 25c Yd. For Best China or Japanese Mattings. Values, 35c and 40c yard. $5.75 For Good, Solid Oak Refrigerator, Value, $9.50. Agents for the i-elebratod Zero and Buffalo Refrigerators and lee Boxes. Are noted for their rich design, beau tiful finish and splendid construction (charcoal filled>. THIS COMPLETE BED OUTFIT Bed Heavy white enamel, with brass rod and vases. Spring Genuino woven wire. And soft Cotton Top Mattress A 1,1. FOR $8.75 Value, $15 FRANK T. KNOCK FURNBTURE CO., 311 SEVENTH STREET. OPPOSITE SAKS & CO. EUROPE IS NERVOUS Published Rumors of Franco Russian Friction. DISPUTE ON CHINESE LOAN Incorrect Reports as to Differences of Ambassadors. MINISTERS WERE AT ODDS! Settled Plan of Common Aims Will Be Devised at a Conference in St. Petersburg. caMpgrnm to Tbo St.ir. BERLIN, June 15.?A section of the ontln<?ntal press which is l?ent on throw ing doubt on the smooth working of the Ki anco-Russian alliance has partially fUccrtdcd. Kurope is l>foom!ng nervous. Russia's interests are said to clash with France's in the near east and the far ?sst. The czar's foreign minister, the Paris papers affirm, has requested the French foreign office to withdraw Its ambassador. It is said Russia was on the point of recognizing Italy's sover e gnty over Tripoli, but was prevented by that ambassador, to whose sturdy vourage Russians owe it that they are not committed to a breach of neutrality. All thfse allegations are false. M ffozanoff never instructed the Russian ambassador to urge the recall of M. Louis. Again. Russia never contemplated recogi nizlng the annexation of Tripoli, or treat ing the matter as a domestic affair of Turkey; still leas d.d she adv:se tn? promulgation of the decree. Distinguish ed Italian roliti ians say that they ex pected M. Sazanoff to treat Ubya as an Italian province, but the expectation was groundless. Every chancery in Kurope. and also those same Italian politicians themse've*. deprecated the decree of an nexation as an irremediable blunder. It would be astonishing to learn that the Rus?ian foreign office tock a more favor able view, it cannot be denied that Rus sia s interests, economic and political, can best be served b.\ peace, and M. SazanolT accordingly favored it vigor* but he nevtx swerved from strict neutrality. Consequently, for the inter vention of the French ambassador there was no scope. Difference Over Chinese Loan. That certain differences have cropped up between France and Russia since last January is indisputable The first rift in the lute occurred in January, not between the French ambassador and the Russian minister of foreijm affairs, but between M. Sazanoff and M. Poincare, in Paris. It turned upon the ''hinese loan, * hich the Russian minister would have nothing to do with under the conditions thpn proposed, his reason being that Russia had special interests in the far east for which due allowance had not been made The French premier was naturally de sirous of working the matter out to a happy issue before M. Sazanoff quitted Paris, but the uncompromising attitude assumed by the Russian foreign secre tary received the unqualified approval of the prime minister. And the entire im perial government steadfastly persisted in this course until circumstances changed sufficiently to Justify their mod ifying their refusal to participate in the Chinese loan. That was the first cause of divergence between Russian and French views, and the ambassador, M. lx>uis. had nothing to do witli it. Ministers at Odds. The second incident turned upon near eastern affairs, and the source ol dissension was again Paris?. M. Sazanoff had made his proposal that the powers should take certain steps in Rome with a view to clearing the ground for mediation, should it seem feasible. Pourparlers had been going on for some time arid the Russnan foreign office might, perhaps, feel that consid erable headway would shortly be made, when M. Poineare unexpectedly cam? forward with an independent suggestion, which, although in name appearing to be but tacitly different from M. Saza noff's. was, in consequences, hardly dis tinguishable from radical dissidence. Here, again, the ambassador of France made no positive contribution to the lack of harmony, and he cannot be blamed for making M. Poincare's view his own. And M. Sazanoff would be the last man to demand bis recall for that. As it was the two ministers who differed, it is they who will shortly meet in St. Petersburg, and bridge over the dis tance that divides them. It should not be forgotten that the in terests of the powers of the triple alli ance differ largely from each other at times, and always much more consider ably than those of Germany and Austria. That is a necessity rooted In their re spective geographical, historical and economic characteristics. A certain sec tion of the continental press would have us believe that these differences, which in an atmosphere of friendship would melt rapidly, are portentous. Russia's Foreign Policy. Russian yflley under M. Saza#o?( tends visibly toward the accentuation and special preferential cultivation of Rus sia's own needs, claims and privileges. Thus she has special interests in Man churia. Mongolia and China, special in terests in Persia, special interests in the Dardanelles and the near east generally, and for each set of special interests which she refuses to pool with those of her friends she demands special recogni tion of such a substantial kind as is never granted to any power without a corresponding set-off. If solicitude for these special interests, rather than pur suit of common alms, continued to shape Russia's policy, it wou.d be bound to produce conflicting expediencies among the allied powers. Consciousness of this source of danger has engendered a sense of disquietude in Europe. To remove the general anxiety by checking theae ab errating tendencies and to devise a set tled scheme of common aims and a definite system of diplomatic tactics and strategy constitutes the main objects of the French premier's forthcoming visit to St. Petersburg. PATERNO REMAINS SILENT. Alleged Slayer of Countess Trigona Refuses to Talk. Special Cablegram t? The Star. ROME. June IS ?Lieut. Vineenzo Pa terno, who is being tried for the murder of Countess Trlgona, lady-in-waiting to <Jue?n Elena, saw his father .or the first time since the day of the tragedy. The aged Baron Paterno was bowed with sorrow. He fell on his son's neck sobbing, and could only say, "Oh, my son. my son"' The doctors, fearing that the strain would be too great for Doth, cut short the interview. At the examination today, Paterno re fused to answer questions. The trial was adourned until Monday next to allow Paterno's lawyers to appear for the Ca morrists at Viterbo, and In order that Paterno may receive treatment for an ulcerated tooth. Paterno has become very religious, and has asked that Images of the saints be placed in his cell, where he spends much time in prayer. He is In an advanced :<tage of consumption, and the doctors think he will die within a year. Senator Watson With Fishing Party Special Dispatch to Tlic Star. KBYSER, W. V?., Jun# 15.?A party of seventeen. Including United States Sen ator Clarence W. Watson and H. L,. Helntzleman of Fairmont. W. Va . spent Thursday night in Keyset* and left yes terday morning for the fishing waters of the Trough in the south branch of the Potomac. They traveled In five automo biles and took the route of the new Twin Mountain and Potomac railroad as far as StaciUabfo 1 CANNON DRAWS FIRE Asks $250,000 to Enforce the Anti-Trust Law. DEMOCRATS' SHARP REPLY Assail Both Roosevelt and Taft Administrations. DISTRICT ISSUE GOES OVER Government's Claim of $750,000 Not Acted on Before House Adjourns. Instead of the House reaching: a dis cussion on the $750,000 which the ap propriations committee says the District owes to the federal government for the support of indigent patients at the Gov ernment Hospital for the Insane for the last thirty years, the members of the lower body adjourned suddenly at o'clock yesterday afternoon. It had bee*i run ired that a late night session would be continued until the sundry civil bill had been thrashed out and passed. The nearest thing to excitement during the discussion of the bill in the after noon, after The Star's report closed, was former Speaker Cannon's attempt to in crease the provision for the enforcement of anti-trust laws. The bill carries $209,0f;i> for that purpose. Representative Cannon suggested $250,000. The discus sion drew fire Representative Fitzgerald of New York and Representative Bart lett of Georgia assailed the politics of the republican party, and said sharp and scathing things abolit the Roosevelt and Taft administrations. Fling at Department. "If the Department of Justice," said Representative Fitzgerald, "would em ploy men who can produce results we would get a prosecution of the trusts that would amount to something and not cost so much money. "The conduct of the prosecution of these trusts under the presetit adminis tration has been idiotic and futile.' Representative Mann took up the cud gels for Col. Roosevelt when Representa tive Bartlett began to tell the House that the present aspirant for a third term is a friend of the "big interests." "The colonel has scared you," shouted Mr. Mann. "The democratic party makes these attacks on him because they fear him. The colonel has scared the demo crats to death." "Yes. and he has the republican party skinned to death," retorted Representa tive Bartlett. The House laughed and cheered. Hopes for Roosevelt's Defeat. "If this country must suffer another republican President I trust it will not be Roosevelt, and that if we must be inflicted again we will have Taft for a President," continued Mr. Bartlett. "I do not know who will be nominated," returned Mr. Mann, "but whoever is the choice of the convention at Chicago will be elected in November." Appropriations under the Department of Justice made trouble all the. after noon. especially the items for the mainte nance of. penitentiaries at Leavenworth and Atlanta. Of interest to Washington were the items for the lighthouse service, including the administration at Washington. The House, In committee on the whole, adopt ed the appropriation of *4,972,780 for this service without a word of dissent. It Is one of the items which suffered no de crease from last year. For the coast and geodetic survey the committee ap proved the entire appropriation of fl, 002,120, a reduction of ?3,000 from last year. At this point the committee rose and the House adjourned. PANIC IS THREATENED BY RIM THEATER HUE ? ? ? ?? ? v Music and Words of Assur ance Quiet Throngs of Children. | Special Cablegram to The Star. L/3NDON, June 15.?An exciting inci dent occurred at the queen's Picture Pal | ace, Rosebery avenue, Clarkenwell, owing i to an alarm of fire. About 400 children had gathered in the hall for the weekly children's matinee. When the program was about half way through a film of the cinematograph machine caught fire. The iron screen which shuts off the operating b'ox from the rest of the hall was immediately closed, but not before a considerable quantity of smoke had poured through the apertures into the hall. This frightened the children, who showed symptoms of panic. Before they had time, however, to make a rush for the exits the" situation was grasped by the manager, Fred Boustead. who at once gave orders for all the exits to be thrown open, and, taking his stand In the midst of the children, he assured them that they were in no possible danger. Audience Is Reassured. In the meantime the pianist, with ready wit, struck up the well known refrain, "We All Go the Same Way Home." By this means the youthful audience was so reassured that some of them began to dance to the strains of the music. Mean while, Mr. Boustead and his assistants marshaled the children nearest the op erating box and marched them out. So expeditiously was the maneuver perform ed that in little more than a minute every child was safe outside. As a matter of fact, they were at no time in any danger, since the precautions against tire are cotrfplete. By means of the iron screens the operating room is en tirely cut oft from the public part of the hall. and. with the ample exit provision, there is no risk of anything approaching a serious accident from tire. Parents Grow Excited. While the hall was being cleared smoke was issuing through the ventilators into the street in thipk volumes. This caused the tire brigade to be summoned, and it also greatly alarmed parents who had children in the hall. The local population comprises a consid erable foreign element, and men and women became greatly excited when they imagined that their children were In dan ger. So much was this the case that, had there been real danger, they would have interfered seriously In the work of res cue. Thev crowded round the doorways, gesticulating wildly, and were only paci fied when they discovered that every one was safe, yi the evening the perform ance went on as usual. Spanish Railroad Abandoned. MADRID, June 15.?The negotiations which have been in progress for several months between the Spanish government and an American financial group for the construction of a trunk line railroad of European standard gauge from Madrid to tho French frontier have been sua jj^aded, i n ? nnwi?il| PASS ARMORY BILL Senators Act on Measure for National Guard Home. AMENDMENTS ARE MADE One Provides District Must Fay Half of the Expense. TOTAL COST TO BE $1,750,000 Mention Made in Debate That Build ing Could Be Used for In augural Balls. The bill authorizing the erection of a great armory and convention hall for the National Guard of the District of Columbia at a cost of $1,750,000 was passed by the Sertate late yesterday after noon. Tae bill was reported favorably from the public buildings and grounds committee of the Senate Friday. When the bill came up for considera tion Senator Culberson of Texas objected to that provision authorizing the imme diate appropriation of $50,000 for detailed plans and specifications for the armory and for beginning the work. He pointed out that the entire $50,000 might be used to pay for the plans. After con siderable discussion the Senate amended the bill so as to make $25,000 available for the plans and specifications and left out the provision for beginning the work. Question of Cost. Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia wanted to know why the federal government should pay the entire $1,730,000 for the armory, as provided in the bill. He stated that armories in other cities were not paid for by the federal government. Senator Sutherland, w'no had the bill in charge, replied that the National Guard of the District was a federal force, but to this Senator Smith answered that the militia of all the states is also part of the National Guard now, and part of the federal forces. Senator Gallinger. who introduced the bill, admitted the force of the argument made by Senator Smith, and said that he would have no objection to having one-half of the cost of the armory paid for out of the District revenues and one half out of the federal Treasury, as al most all other appropriations for the District are made. Senator Sutherland agreeing, this amendment was finally adopted and the bill passed. It was brought out during the debate that the armory will not only be a home for the National Guard, but will also pro vide a long-felt want in the National Capital, a suitable convention hall. For that reason, it was said, the large sum asked for had been placed in the bill. Might Be Used for Balls. Senator Gallinger referred to the fact fhat future inaugural balls could be held in the armory. He said that in the past it had cost the government about $:H?,000 every time an inaugural ball was given in the Pension office building, and that he had his doubts whether that building could be obtained again, who ever the next President might be. "We are interested In who the next President will be and we do not wish to have to wait until a new armory is built before he is inaugurated." chorused Sen ators Culberson and Hoke Smith, amid a general laugh. The new armory is to be erected on the northern portion' of the government res ervation bounded by B street south, B street north, 12th street west and 14th street west. mra? FOR RED HENS' EGGS Experiments Being Made in England to Alter Color of Fowls7 Product. Special Cablegram to The Star. LONDON, June 15.?The imaginative experimenters who control the Cambridge School of Agriculture are now engaged in the interesting endeavor to make hens lay red eggs. There is always the best market for hens* eggs which are of me richest red-brown, a color that Is natural to the eggs of several varieties. Unfortunately, the most prolific layers will not follow the fashion, with the re sult that the eggs of the different varie ties, for example, leghorns and buffs, have a quite different market value. The Cambridge "Mendelians" hope that they will be able to produce at will a brown egg-laying hen of prolific habit, Just as'they have produced a strong rust reslsting wheat of high yield, by working on this curious law of Mendel (i.e., by selection of the ' parents" and then of certain of the ??offspring" to be "parents" in turn). Law Works Well on Hens. Hens have so far proved admirable ex amples of the working of the law. In respect of single and double combs, and in respect of color, they are perfectly obedient to the proper scientific principle. They ?"behave" as they ought, to use the technical verb. Why should not the eggs behave equally not less well than the feathers and the comb? There also Is the subsidiary question of food/ A good canary breeder can make his birds the right color, merely by the right selection of foods He can at will make a Norwich canary orange, or a bullfinch black. Similarly, it may be posible to alter the egg color by food as well as by hereditary influences. If mustard, as has been lately proved, makes hens lay better, why should not colchicum or what not make them lay more marketable eggs? Some day, per haps, Cambridge will achieve the poultry man's ideal of a hen that lays per an num 250 two-ounce red eggs. No one will then say that English universities ? are not practical or even commercial. SOLONS IN FREE FIGHT. Wild Scenes in the Hungarian Lower House. Special Cablegram to The Star. VIENNA, June 15.?The Hungarian low er house elected Count Tisza speaker amid scenes of uproar and violence, and despite the frenzied protests of the op position, led by Herr Justh. When Vice President Redethy o er ruled all speeches qn points of order, and announced that the election of speaker would take place at once, he was greeted with shouts of "Infamous scoundrel." Deputy Kovcs, member of the oppostion, rushed up and overturned the voting urn, but waa himself knocked down and belabored by members of the majority. A free fight followed around his pros trate body, but the minority were soon overpowered, and Herr Kovacs, bleeding and disheveled, managed to crawl out of the chamber. The members of the oppo sition then left the chamber as a protest, and Count Tisza was declared elected unanimously. It pays to read the want columns of The Star. Hundreds of situations are filled .tUrougJi them. North South East West STOHLM AIM'S GOOD LUCK BREAD Acknowledged best |-i I! ."'H '' ? AT ALL GROCERS' Musicians of London Honor Brethren on the Titanic. MAMMOTH CONCERT GIVEN V Orchestra Players, Numbering Five Hundred, Participate. HISTORICAL CABINET FOUND One Which Belonged to Prince Ar thur, Eldest Son of Henry VII, Located at Farmhouse. SpoHa! Cnhlrpram to Tlio Star. LONDON, June 15.?It was a wonderful tribute which the orchestral players of London paid at the Albert Hall to the ' memory of their humbler brethren of the profession, who perished in the Titanic disaster. They gathered together a mammoth or chestra?probably the largest symphony orchestra that has ever played in London and apart from the impressi veness of the occasion, they provided a conceit of unique interest for music lovers in cre ating this wonderful body of players which was heard under many of the best conductors of the day including Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Henry Wood. Herr Mengelbarg. Mr. Thomas Beeeham. Mr Landon Ronald, Mr. Percy Pitt and M Fritx Gonaldi. ./orthe A"! time in their histories, all the rival great orchestras of London sat together on one platform in their common desire to honor the dead musicians. The oOO instrumentalists were the Dick nf seven orchestras-the Philharmonie the Queen s Hall, the London Symphony, the New Symphony, the Beeeham Symphonv the Ro>al Opera and the London Opera House-and the s.ght of them alon^ in th Albert Hall was worth seeing The players reached almost from floor to ceil ing, overflowing from the usual orchestra as;.M'" ors*"???? fs; There were more than 30-) "strinjrs"? show.ng a perfect forest of bows when they played?in front were six harn* ?^ ISST* ?"? ?r"" ??or!5 o" d,'ums while high up in the galleries was a g,"a; | ?Jaf of trumpets, trombones and tubas a matchless body of brass?twenty-four horns, twenty trumpets and twenty-four trombones and tubas. 1 Ioul Vast Audience Hears Concert. The concert itself, listemd to with breathless interest by a vast audience Ailing the hall, was an unforgettable ex perience, with many moments of superb grandeur of tonal effects. The opening with the Chopin Funeral March, played amidst a striking silence - ^h hK 'n.,tS drama?ip impressive "?8',he haunting efTect of the drums and the overwhelming majestv of th* th?,?8 ?"max*s ln th<* ^11 orchestra werl Vhi. l remain long in the memory This honor to the musicians' memorv over, the audience settled down to enjoy a wonderful program of familiar master-1 Pieces, conductor after conduct? ap pearing on the platform to direct' this mighty orchestra. One heard this work given in a way which is not likely to oc cur again very often, time after time the superb sonority of this great mass of tone delighted the ear. and it was re markable with what tine precision and finish such a large body of player" tn swered to the batons of the different conductors. To mention each perform ance In detail would not be possible one can only jot down some Impressions An emotional moment came airBin th. do., of th, concert, Wood conducted his orchestra! arrange rnent of "Nearer, My God. to Thee " fhe simple granduer of which obviousiv af fected the audience ereatly. Prince Arthur's Cabinet. j The most remarkable historical -find- 1 of recent years is an oak cabinet which belonged to Prince Arthur, eldest son of Henry VII. and which has be?n discov ered in aa old farmhouse aear-j^udlow. Shropshire. It has been purchased and presented by Robert Mond to the Victoria and Albeit Museum. The cabinet is actually a livery cup board. It stands slightly over five feet high, agd has beautifully carved panel doors, the central one containing an elaborately designed "A." The inter stices of the carving still show the ver milion color which once covered the whole exterior. Originally, it was made for Prince Arthur, and was used either at Ludlow Castle or Twikenhall Manor, where the boy prince brought his fifteen-year-old bride. Catherine of Aragon. Fives months after this romantic marriage he sickened of the pia?ue while on the way to Lud low Castle, where he died in April, l.Vrj. Catherine afterward married bis brother, who became Henry VIII. The history of the chest from that day is unknown until a few weeks ago it was found by a small country dealer in a farmhouse near Ludlow. At first it was supposed to be only an old piece without any exceptional interest, but one of the officials of the Victoria and Albert Mu seum found it to be of priceless value. ACTRESSSHOORlOVER AND THEN DISAPPEARS Mile. Louise Logsr, Who Was Spurned, Cannot Now Be Found. Special Cablegram to The Star. PARIS, June 15.?Mile. Louise Lop-er. an actress at the Varieties, whose voca tion was comedy on the stage, showed a preference for tragedy in real life ?>' tiring two shots at her lover and then disappearing. Her lover was a musical amateur, twenty-three years old. The pretty creole, Mile. Loger. had caught his fancy on the stage of the Varieties. For eighteen months the two were on ex cellent terms. But his ideas suddenly changed, or perhaps he became too ab sorbed in his music. At any rate, he in formed Mile. Louise I*oger that all was up between them, and that he would not see her any more. To prove that he moved from where he had been living and took up new quarters. The pretty acress managed to dis over him,* and lured him to her flat < n the statement that she had something very ! Important to tell him. As soon as he was inside her door she threw herself at his knees and implored him not to leave her. saying: "Life will no longer be worth living, and I will throw myself into the Seine." The musician was very sorry, but he said: "I have made up my mind, I*ouise; we must each go our own way. You will not see me any more " Life Not in Danger. "Is it really so?" she asked, plain tively. "Yes,"' replied the stern lover. | "Then I will kill jou," said the pretty I actress, who suddenly fired at him anfl | then fled. The reports of the diminutive firearm were heard by some other peo I pie in the house. They rushed to the room and found the joung man bleed ing and in a faint. They laid him on the bed. and he was afterward con veyed to a hospital. His wounds were examined, and though one of the bullets had struck him near the temple, the wound was not dangerous. It lodged just under til*' scalp." f-.nd had barely grazed the bone. Another bullet had lodged in his aim. near the shoulder. Both bullets have been extracted with eape, and the voting man's life is not in danger. He txill leave the hospital in a few days. Mile. Loger left a note on her table to say that she was going to commit sui cide. She hi^s been s< arched for in dif ferent places1 and not discovered. But It is not believed that she carried out her threat of self-destruction. Senate Passes Apache Bill. The Senate yesterday afternoon passed a bill authorizing the transfer of all Apache Indian prisoners of war. now held on the Fort Sill military reservation in Oklahoma to their old home on the Mesca>re Apache reservation in New Mexico. O^ly those who desire to return i to New Mexico would be sent there. The I House has yet to act on the bill. PARLIAMENT DELAYS "WHITE SLAVE" BILL Cannot Find Time Necessary to Pass Law, Though All Classes Favor It. Spociftl Cablegram Tl??* Sur. LONDON, Juno IS.?It Is a sad reflec tion upon parliament that it can devote many months of fts precious time to crip pring a i'hristian church and yet cannot alTord even the few hours necessary to discuss and pass into law such a modest, urgent and universally desired reform a" the "white slave traffic" hill. This Is no ordinary "private bill." if measured by the extent and horror of the evil that it seeks to mitigate, or by the intensity and volume of feeling that exists in its favor. It is equally supported by all classes, all political parties and by both sexes. And the cry of the girl children, though inarticulate, is surely heard above all. It is, moreover, an "agreed" bill, in the sense that it embodies the concentrated experience nf all the princi pal societies engaged in fighting this traffic, and has received the full and cor dial approval of the home office. All th.it remains to secure its passage Is a few hours of [ arliamentary time for its dis cussion. and this the government alone can provide. it is not a bill which attempts the hope less task of making people virtuous by a t of parliament, nor does it attempt to effect i< complete cleansing of the augear stables of vice. Its main and simple ob ject is to paralyze the activities of those sinister creatures ?ho make a commer cial business of decoying, kidnaping and ruining yoi.ng ami innocent girls, and to punish the degraded paraaiteC who ive upon the earnings of those who have fallen into their clutches. Royalty to Attend Regatta. As the king and queen will honor H< n ley royal regatta by a visit Saturday, July <>. to witness the finals of the rac ing. the regatta will bt one of the big gest social functions of the year. Tills will be the lirst visit of a reign ing monarch to the regatta, alhough the 'ate King Kdward paid Henley a visit when he was I'rince of Wales. It is probable that the king and queen will take a trip down the course in the stat? barge. It is also hoped that the queen will, consent to distribute tha medals te the successful competitors. The racing should be exceptionally in teresting. for several of the crews for the Olympic regatta will compete at Henley before leaving for Sweden. The French and t'anadian eights are likely to be seen in the grand, and the New South Wales crew hopes to get its entry accepted for the same event Both the English Olympic crews? 1/eander and New <"ollege (Oxford)?are likely to row for the grand. Protest Canings in the Navy. The committee of the Humanitarian League has addressed a letter to the first loid of the admiralty with regard to the large number of caning* still inflicted in the royal navy?a number estimated by Mr. McK-nna to be 1 ."?<*? annually, or a little under .'$o pt r cent of the boys in the fleet. The committee states: "While we glad ly recognize how much has been dona by the admiralty during the past si* years in this matter of discipline?e. g.. in the abolition of pub ic flogginus and in the discontinuance of the birch, we venture to press on your attention the desirability of limiting w nat appears to be an excessive use of the eane, by re stricting so se\ore a punishment to of fenses of a grave kind, and by Issuing a yearly return of the number of caning* inflicted, instead of classing them, as now. among the so-called ?"minor" pun ishments. We would remind you of >our predecessor's promise to inquire further into the practicability of making such a return." A rep'y has been received from Air. , Churchili stating that "the question of caning is receiving the consideration of the committee which is inquiring into the system of summary punishments in the joiaJ uav}."