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PAGES TWELVE PAGES j VOL LXX. NO 293 PEICE TWO CENTS. NEWnAYE, COOT., THURSDAY DECEMBER tf 190 THE CARRESTGTON PUBLISHING CO. JAPAN'S GREAT ARIY REOECANIZATION SCHEIE TO MAKE THE COUNTRY TOO IORMIDAELEFORASYONE TO ATTACK. "1 Army Divisions to be Recalled J r'm Korea and Manchuria and Two New ones to lie Created Next Year- Term 0f Conscription to be Reduced s From Three to Two Years Empire Win be Abie to riace an Army of 750,000 5ien in the Field. London, bee. 6. The Yokohama cor. respondent 0f the Dally Telegraph cables tbat the Japanese cabinet has aeciaea to piovide in the next budget, ior tne recai of the two armv divi sions now in Manchuria and Korea, ana aiso to oieato two new divisions In 190., avallint itself of the increase In revenue, without resorting to in creasea taxation or "borrowing. Fur thermore the cab.net will endorse the proposal to redact the term lof con scription from thiee to two years. inis, tne correspondent continues, al though it is a compromise with the de imoada of the war offic, means a tre mendous increase in the strength of tne armir. , line Toklo correspondent of the Times telegraphs that th new army scheme signifies an increase of nearly BO per cent. Six new divisions will be furnished for the home establishments, making tho strength of the army nine teen divisions, including the. guards. Three special forces will be organized, jnamely, the heavy artillery, the quick firing field artillery, and the cavalry, All. will be horsed on the best cattle, The wiork of rearmament and restora tion, says the correspondent of the Times, goes on, which the minister of war desired completed., within a brief period, will extend over Beveral years it 13 understood tnat this program occasioned great discussion in the cab- Inet. The minister of war declared the safety of the 'country depended upon the execution of his plans, the sole object of which -was to secure peace by making Japan too formid able for any one to attack her. The other ministers were not disposed to accept that view, but finally they yielded. In conclusion the correspondent says that when this programme is complet ed Japan will be able to place an army of 750,000,000 men in the field. Rosso-Japanese Negotiations Fail. Mukden, Dec. 6. The Russian-Japanese negotiation's for the purpose of joining the two ends of the Chinese Eastern railway at Changchun have resulted in an absolute failure. It is reported that 'Russia refused Japan's proposal to a joint use of the existing railway buildings, valued at $2,000,000. CZIFTON FLOOD DISASTER. One of the Worst In History of Eastern M ' , Arizona. W i Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 6. The flood yes- h terday in the region of Clifton was one .J M-i mv. ..jiat. in hid lliowl vi caiciu l .uu.iu. iui,g uuaiuvi j uouna ivvere reported drowned, but on account of the destruction of telegraph wires no . accurate estimate of loss of life can be jiven. The property damage is -very large. The Gila river bridge went out, outting off all communication with the Clifton section by that route. All wires are down on the main lines, with the exception of one by way of Lordsburg, vvhich is working intermittently. Owing to the isolated section in which !the floods occurred, the work of secur ing exact details of the disaster Is dif- Ificult. TUT TO HA SO NEGRO OA 'IRA IN. Two Texas Cowboys Did Not Like See ing; Him "Putting: on Airs." Topeka. Kan., Dec. 5. Two Texas powboys tried to hang John E. Lewis, a negro of Wichita, on a west bound Santa Fe passenger train between Law rence and Topeka to-day. Three times they placed a rope around Lewis's neck, but each time he got loose, and after the third attempt he jumped from the train and escaped. The Texans prevent ed the other passengers from interfer ing by flourishing revolvers. Lewis wore a Knights of Pythias pin, and the cowboys said they did not like to see a negro "putting on airs." There were no arrest!. BRUCE RESIGNS OFFICE. GItcs Up New York Lieutenant Gover- Lnorshlp for Judgeship. Albany, N. T., Dec. 5. Lieutenant overnor M. Linn Bruce to-day resign- I ed his office and was immediately sworn In by Secretary of State John F. O' Brien as a justice of the supreme court in the first judicial district, New Tork rounty, to which position he was ap pointed by Governor Higgins, to fill the vacancy on that bench caused by the recent resignation of Justice Morgan J. b'Brien. By the fact of his resignation, Senator John Raines of Canandaigua, j as pirsmeut pro tem. oi tne senate, pe nnies lieutenant governor. .ongo Discussion Postponed Inileflnitcly Brussels, Dec. 5. Further discussion n the chamber of deputies of the af "airs of the Congo independent state las been postponed indefinitely. Incorporates Int. S. S. Association. Washington, Dec. 5. Senator Mc- dreary introduced a bill to-day incor- lorating the International Sunday dcliool Association of America. TRIAL OF THE VERMONT. New Battleship Holds Successful Screw Standardization Test. Rockland, Me., Dec. 5. Under condi tions of weather and sea which might easily have been better, the first class battleship Vermont had her screw .standardization tests over a measured mile of the Eockland course to-day, and came fully up to expectations. Her fastest speed with tidal corrections was at the rate of 18.52 knots an hour. The number of screw revolutions pro ducing that speed was 118.47 per mdn Uta. An average rapeed of 18.4S8 was ob tained 1n the three fastest of the four teen runs and the figures computed from the entire standardization trials showed that in order to meet the con tract requirements of 18 knots an hour, tne propeller, would have to make 114.06 revolutions per minute. To-morrow the battleship will leave Rockland for a four hours trial run at sea, on the bafcds of this standardization. GtORQlE CAi'VAA'S WILL. Actress Leaves ?8,000 Estate Life Use for Mother. New York, Dec. 5. The will of Geor gia B. Cayvan, the actress, who died in a sanitarium at Flushing, L. I., No vember 19, was filed in the surrogates office to-day by Daniel Frohman, one of the executors. The will was execut ed on May 7, 1902. The value of the estate is $8,000 in real and $100 in per sonal property., Under the terms of the will the actress' mother, Mrs. Sophia D. Francis of Onset, Mass., will receive the income of the property for life, and her sister, Anna O. Bar low, and her nephew, Llewellyn Leo pold Cayvan, will divide the estate on Jlrs. F'ranciy' death. HOUSE BEGINS ITS GRIND STARTS REAL BUSINESS BI PASSING 2 II It EE MEASURES, One Amends National Banking; Laws to Permit National Banking Associations to Make Loans on Real Estate as Se curityOne of the West's Pet Meas ures Mr. Hill of Connecticut Thinks It Dangerous. Washington, Dec. 8. The house to day, waiting on the report of the ap propriation bills, began its legislative grind by passing three measures: Incorporating the National German American alliance, authorizing tho sec-, cretary of the treasury to duplicate gold certificates in lieu of ones lost or de stroyed, and the bill amending the na tional banking laws, permitting 'Na tional Banking associations to make loans on real estate as security and lim iting the amount of such loans. The banking bill has been one of the west's favorite measures, and- the lead ers in the house from that section lined up generally in favor of the legislation, which, it was asserted would go far to ward popularizing the national banks. The opponents of the bill, democratic and republican, insisted that real es tate was not a proper security for a loan, even though a limit was placed on the loan. The advocates of the measure were too strong, however, and the bill was passed, 2 to 1. 'Representative Hill of Connecticut took the position that the bill had not ueen asKeu iur uy many national nanics, aim expressed me opinion tnat it was aangerous precedent to estaonsn. The brief session of the senate to-day1 reauuea in me nurouucuon or many : whs, resolutions, petitions and memori als, and the receipt of a number of communications from the executive de partments. Senator Foraker's insistence that im mediate action be taken m the pend ing resolutions for information regard ing the discharge of the negro soldiers of the Twenty-fifth infantry, develop ed discussion, but resulted in postpon ing action in the matter until to-morrow. MGOTIATIONS BROKEN OFF. French Government Offered Wright Brothers ?40,000 for Balloon. Paris, Dec. 6. The report received from the United States that the Wright brothers, the aeronauts of Dayton, O., are still negotiating with the French government in the matter of their air ship is incorrect. The Associated Press learns that these negotiations were definitely broken off several months ago. The Wrights submitted general plans to the government, guaranteeing a flight of fifteen miles and asking for $200,000. The height of flight guaran teed was only seventy-five feet. As a height of 900 feet is considered essen tial for war purposes the government declined to give more than $40,000. Lords Advance Land Tenure Bill. London, Dec. 5. The house of lords this evening, by a unanimous vote, passed the second reading of the land tenure bill, the object of which is to ameliorate the condition of the tenant farmers in England and Scotland. Kennebec River Closed. Bath, Me., Dec. 5. The Kennebec riv er was closed to navigation above this city to-day. The last vessel to leave was the schooner Emma F. Angell, which was brought through an ice jam three miles long by three tugs. LEGAL STZPS 10 SETTLE THE CALIFORNIA MUDDLE PROCEEDINGS TO RE TAKEN IA SAN FRANCISCO BY U. S. DISTRICT COURT. Secretary Root Expresses Opinion That it is One Way of Effectually Dispos ing of the Controversy Over Admis sion of Japanese to Public Schools. Viscount Aokl Thanks Roosevelt for His Attitude No New Treaty Tulk of War Worse Than Silly. Washington, Dec' 5. Inquiry to-day disclosed the fact that the legal pro ceedings to be taken in San Francisco by the United States district attorney in tho matter of, the admission of Jap anese to the public schools of that city without discrimination, were inspired by Secretary Ro- t, who expressed the opinion tbat it would be one way of effectually disposing of the controver sy. ' That the president's viewi? on the subject met with the hearty approval of the Japanese government was made evident to-day when Viscount Aokl, the Japanese ambassador, said tbat he had personally thanked the president for what he had said. !A rumor purporting to represent the latrt.it phase of the Japanese question to the effect that a new treaty be tween the United States and Japan was to be negotiated, designed to rem edy any defects in the one now in 6;rce, was set at rest when both Vis count Aokl and Secretary Root un equivocally denied that such a thing was even contemplated. Representative Jenkins of Wisconsin, chairman of the hours committee on judiciary, made a statement to-day on the Japanese situation in which he "There is no sense of justification in talking war. It Is. worse than silly, It is cruel and un-American. All the facts are not before the public and apprehend that but few have carefully considered the law. The people can im plicitly trui'rt President lltoosevelt. He is big enough to defend the honor and dignity of the nation, and at the same time will do all in his power to 'avert war and will be fully equal to the oc casion." WHAT PRESIDEST MEANT, Would Use Troops Only to Protect Jnp- . anese From Violence. Washington, Doc. 5. The California delegation in congreas has received what they consider satisfactory assur ance that the president did not desire to be understood as saying in the Jap anese section of his mesjage that he would use tho military fwee of -the United States in forcing Japanese In to the California schools, in which white children are taught. It is said to have been his purpose to convey tho .idea that he would ui-e the mili tary tw protect Japanese against mob violence. Californluns take no offense at this interpretation of the message, and agree that the chief executive should 3o everything in his power to protect Japanese, as well as all other foreigners against violence. PATRHK TO ASK PARDON. Report That He Has Prepared Applica tion to Governor Higgins. New York, -Dec. 5.-It was said here to-night that Albert T. Patrick, who Is under sentence of death in Sing Sing prison for the murder of Wllliaim M. Rice, the Texas cariltalist. h as spnrpHv prepared an ano cat on to Governor Higgins for a nardon. According M re. ports Patrick turned from his attitude of resolute refusal to seek mercv onlv after pleading by his wife and .brother in-law, J. F. Milliken. Patrick himself is said to have drawn up the applies tion, which is of considerable length, and analyzes his entire case. It is not known whether the document has been sent to Governor Higgins. The general impression is that it is yet in the pos session of Mr. -Milliken or some other representative, who will present It as soon as the United States supreme court has acted on Patrick's appeal, or it has been decided on Patrick's behalf to withdraw that appeal. -None of Pat rick's friends would discuss the mat ter at all to-day. TROLLEY STOUT AGAIN. This Time the Consolidated Hns Ma jority of Stock of C. R. & L. Co. W&terbury, Dec. 5. 'It was learned from an authoritative source by the Republican to-night that the Consoli dated Railway company has already acquired a majority of the stock of the Connecticut Railway & Lighting Co., and is ready to take over the property at any time. No date has yet been fixed so far as the officials of the com pany know, although it is understood it will be within a few days. The signing of a long term lease, ac cording to the terms recently announc ed, has been delayed, it is learned, pending the acquisition of sufficient stock to give the New Haven road con trol. That has already been acquired. Reorganization of Chinese Navy Post poned. Shanghai, Dec. 5. According to the native newspapers, the proposed reor ganization of the Chinese navy would cost $10,000,000, In addition to an annual expenditure of $8,000,000. The provin cial viceroys, the papers add, are pro testing that they are unable to raise the money, and the carrying out of the scheme has therefore been postponed indefinitely. LONG EARTHQUAKE SHOCK. One Lasting Eigthty Seconds Felt on Island of St. Vincent. Kingston, Island of St. Vincent, B. W. I., Tuesday, Dec. 4. A prolonged earthquake shock wan felt here last night. It lasted fully eighty seconds. The vibrations were slow. The people of Kingstown were thrown Into a pan ic. No other isihock felt here has ever lasted so lonsr. The island of iBarbados (about 100 miles to the east) and the inland of St. Lucia, about 20 miles to the north west, also felt the shock. It was most severe on the island of St. Lucia. There has been a continuation of earthquake shocks here, at irregular intervals, and of varying severity, k-Ince last February. 690 iSIALLPOX lASt.S. Conl Mining Town of Nova Scotia Sad ly Stricken. Truro, N. S., Dec. 5. Smallpox, which recently appeared in Spring Hill, a coal mining town, continues tu spread dally and there are now 600 casets dn Cumberland county. District Superintendent Jurvis of the Intercolonial railroad, owned by the Canadian government, to-day issued orders to the conductors of trains to carry no passengers from Spring Hill without a permit from the board of health. HOPE FOR THE GUILTLESS TAtTAGA IN SA IS SUCH NEGRO f-S MAT BE ltr.KfiLl&TED. In His Annual Report the Secretary of War Devotes Considerable Space In Defense of the Discharge of the Bat- tnlion Severe In Ills Condemnation of the 'Non-Coni missioned Oflle Comradeship Should Not Prevent Telling of Truth. Washington, Dec. 5.-In his annual rer irt Secretary Taft devotes consid erable space to a defense and explana tion of the course of the war depart ment in connection with the discharge without honor from the military ser vice of the battalion of tho Twenty- fifth infantry, which was. stationed at Brownsville, Texas, last irummer. The secretary details the events of the night of August 13, involving the "shooting up of the town" of Browns ville by anywhere from nine to twen ty members of. this battalion. He is very severe in hlg condemnation icf the non-commissioned ofllccn; of the bat talion for falling to discover and re port the perpetrators of the outrage and of the enllsted'men of the battal ion, who, by maintaining silence when, as he says, they must have known the guilty parties, connived at the crime. He insists that no obligation of com radeshlp should prevent the men from telling the truth but indlcaten that such of the men as are guiltless may be re-enlisted. PROHIBITS STOVES IN CARS , Rill Introduced in the Legislature of Vermont. Montpeller, Vt., Dec. 5. A bill pro hibiting the use of stoves In any pas- enger cars on railroads in this' state was introduced In the house to-day by Representative Jackson, of Barre. Un der the preseent laws the use of stoves Is prohibited in passenger cars, with the exception of those attached to mix ed trains. :Mueh interest attaches to this bill, because of the fact that pas sengers who wore on board the mixed train which was wrecked at Vergennes last Saturday declared that the fatal fire which broke out immediately aft er the collision was directly due to the presenco of stoves In the passenger cars. ELEVAIOH'S FA'IAL DROP. Three Killed and Six Injured at Waynesboro, Pa. Chambersburg, Pa., Dec. 5. Three men were killed, one was fatally Injur ed and five others were severely hurt at Waynesboro to-day by the fall of an elevator in the Gelser Manufacturing company's shops. Eleven men were on the lift, together with a five-ton milling machine and heavy truck, when a cable parted. The men were dropped twenty-five feet with the machinery into a pit, and George Freeman, John Lorson and Larar Paplan were crushed to death. Nicholas Bunson was fatally Injured. All of the injured were brought to the hospital in this city. l-LVGGEK OA 17 ft STAND. Tells of Methods Employed by Team sters to Win Strike. Chicago, Dec. 5. Exposure of the methods employed by teamsters to try to win a strike in 1905 was given to-day in the trial of President Cornelius P. Shea, of the Teamsters' union, and his fellow labor leaders, netore Judge Ball in the criminal court, by Joseph Schultz, a lugger, who, with Albert Toung, turned state's evidence. Votes for New York Lite and Mutual. New York, Dec. 5. Up to to-day it was stated tnat avu.wv vuies nave been cast for trustees of the Xew York Life Insurance company, and the Mutual Life Insurance company. CHARGES OF DRUGGING SENSATIONAL DISPUTE OVER MEMPHIS GOLD CUP OF F1CIALLT ENDED. Decision by Bonrd of Review of Na tional Trotting Association Finds That Major Delmur Won Trophy on Merit Driver George AV. Speur Tes tllics That Smothers Asked Him to Open Negotiations With Ed. Saunders to See if Lou Dillon Could Not be "Fixed." . New York, Dec. 5. The Memphis gold cup dispute was officially ended to night when the board of review of the National Trotting association decided that the trophy .had been won on mer it, and dismissed the charges against Elmer E. Smathers, the New York horseman. The case grew out of the alleged drugging of Lou Dillon, at Memphis, Tenn., on October 18, 1904. Smathers, who owned Major Del mar, and- drove him in the race, was charged with hav ing been cognizant of ill-treatment of C. K. G. Billings' mare, which result ed in the latter's withdrawal from, the race, and the winning of tho $5,000 gold cup by Major Dehnar. When the charges were made suit was brought by the .Memphis association, but it was stopped by Injunction. To-day's hear ing was for the purpose of determining the facts. The case occupied the whole day, but was decided soon after the board re tired for deliberation to-night. Many affidavits were introduced and several witnesses examined. -Some of the testimony was sensational. One af fidavit read was made by Ed Saunders, who originally made the charges against Smathers. -Saunders In his ear lier affidavit had sworn that Smathers had paid him $5,000 to Inject eight ounces of drug into Lou Dillon's body, so as to stop her in the race. In the affidavit read from Saunders to-day he said that he was paid to make the charges against Smathers and that the were absolutely without foundation. George W. Spear was the most damag ing witness against Smathers. He swore orally that Smathers had requested him to open negotiations with Saunders to see if Lou Dillon could not be ".fixed." Spear said that Saunders had offered to do the job for $10,000, but Smathers thought that too much, and told him to drop the Job. The defense immedi ately brought witnesses who declared that .Spear's character was bad. Through .an affidavit Louis Streuber, described in the deposition as a "di rector of many corporations," said that after the charges were made against Smathers he went to St. Louis and In terviewed Ed Saunders, brother of Lou Dillon's trainer. Edward Saunders, the affidavit -states, was formerly Mr. Streubcr's betting commissioner, and the witness knew he would tell him the truth. Saunders, said Mr. Streuber. told him that he had made the charges against Smathers for a money consideration. He had been approached, he said, by George Spear, Smathers' former train er, and then was placed Into communi cation with Murray Howe, secretary of tho Memphis Trotting association. He met the latter In Chicago and received $5,000 for making an affidavit that Lou (Continued on Eighth Page.) HARD IXPERIEXCE AT SEA Cnptaln Dies of Cold After Reaching Land Through Breakers. Digby, N. S., Dec. 5. Death from the .Icy cteld of the wintry western coalst of Nova Scotia came to Captain Berry after his vessel, the three masted schooner Emma R. Harvey, had gone to pieces, and he and all but one of his crew had forced their way through the foaming breakers to land. One seaman was drowned but the lother members of the crew found shelteer and were revived from their enfeebled condition. Almost at the same time, and only eight mlleis away, the crew of the three masted schooner Rebecca W. Hudd'ell were passing through a terrible exper ience, Hut they saved their vessel by bfH'chi.ig her. The secKind mate of the Huddell was severely frost bitten and the captain and crew were exhausted by exposure and' lack of rest. The Emma R, Harvey was built at Hartford, Conn., In 1872, and register ed 239 tonis not. DEFER CONFIRMATION. President's Cabinet Nominations Held Up for Time Being. Washington, Dec. 6. The senate in executive session to-day decided not to confirm any of the appointees to the president's cabinet until favorable action has been taken on all icf the cabinet changes by the committees to which the nominations were referred. Therefore Chairman Hull of the naval committee did not treport the nomi nation of Mr. Metcalf to be secretary k.f the navj-. Twelve Horses Perish in Fire. Greenwich, Dec. 5. Twelve horses perished to-night in the burning of a barn located in th elumber yard of Jo seph Brush. One horse was saved. The loss is estimated at $3,000. Orders Another 650 Foot Ship. London. Dec. 8. The Dallv Mall savs that the White Star Steamship compa ny has ordered another 650-foot steam shin frjm Hariand & Wolff for the .American passenger trade. AMERICAN PROSPERIIT British Paper Attributes It to System of Protection. London, Dec. 6. The Daily Mail com ments this morning upon the "Tale of Amazing Prosperity" told in .Secretary of the Treasury Shaw's report, which It attributes almost entirelv to the svs- tem of protection. The paper says the stniung tact about this dazzling pros perity is that it Prevails in a. cnnntrv which British free traders, fifteen years ago, predicted would be ruined by pro tection. The Daily Mail regards Secretary Shaw s currency proposals as a bold statement, but says they would not be feasible except for the slxtv milli- in duties, collected from the foreign countries. , The Standard contending that the re port shows that the duties usuallv as sociated with the gerat state banks of Europe are to be assumed by the treas ury of the United States, says It is a highly interesting experiment, which win De watcnea nere with more Inter est than anxiety. CLERK DID NOT COME BAiK. Went Looking tip Game for Secretary Root Arrested for Desertion. Boston, Dec. 5. Frederick Gustaf Bcnnick, clerk to Captain C. McR. Winslow, of the cruiser Charleston, was arrested upon his arrival at this port to-day from South America as a pas senger on the steamship Harmodius. The charge is desertion, and is based on Bennick's alleged failure to secure a quantity of game which had been ordered for Secretary of State Root on the occasion of his recent visit to South America. Bennick is declared to have deserted from the Charleston instead of carrying out his orders to procure the food. Bennick claims that he was delayed on his mission, and that when he arrived at the port his ship had sailed. NEW HEAD OF SOUTHERN RY IF, TF. SIN LEY, OF WASHINGTON, ELECTED BY DIRECTORS. Has Been Second Vice President of the Road Since 1800 and Active In Rail road Work Since 1873 Officials of the Road Begin Formal Investigation of the Thanksgiving Day Wreck. t New York, Dec. 5. The directors of the Southern railway to-day elected W. W. FInley, of Washington, president of the company to succeed -the late Sam uel Spencer. Mr. Finley has been sec ond vice-president of the road since September 15, 1896. He has been active In railroad work, since 1875. Prior to entering the Southern's ser vice Mr. Finley was second vice-president of the Great Northern railroad; before that he was third vice-president of the Southern railway. For two years he was chairman of the Southeastern Passenger association at Atlanta. Mr. Finley was at times associated with James J. Hill. Washington, Dec. 5. Officials of the Southern railway to-day began a for mal Invesigalon Ino he causes of the wreck at Lawyers, Va., Thanksgiving day, in which President Samuel Spen cer and several others were killed. The inquiry will not be concluded before to morrow afternoon or Friday. The hearing is being held behind closed doors. J. J. Jacobs, the South ern telegraph operator at Lawyers, and G. D. Mattoax, the tower operator at Rangoon, upon one of whom it gener ally is supposed the responsibility for the disaster rests, were witnesses to day. Their statements do not agree, and one of the purposes of the inquiry is to ascertain, if possible, which' is correct. In addition to Jacobs and Mattoax, all of the Southern operatives who had anything to do with the running of the two trains which were in collision will be examined. ILtCTION OF U. &. SENATORS. Representatives of States Sleet at Des Moines at Call of Governor Cummins. Des .Moines, la., Dec. 6. 'Responding to the call of Governor -Cummins for a meeting of representatives of states to discuss methods of changing the man ner of selecting United States senators, about half the entire number of dele gates met to-day. Preliminary to the meeting the question was discussed In formally, it being the consensus that oongress should take the first step, and that pressure should be brought to bear on this body toward the end sought. Governor Cummins delivered the opening address, discussing the electing of United States senators by direct vote of the people. He declared that in such method the senate would be di rectly responsible to the people. The conference will probably continue a week. Captain of V. of P. Crew. Philadelphia, Dec. 5. H. A. Emig, of the class of 1908, to-day was elected captain of the University of Pennsyl vania crew. Emig was stroke on this year's crew. He is twenty years old and comes from York, Pa., where he attended the York Collegiate institute. CHEAP COIOSIST BATES 10 CALL FOBXIJ. Via Washington-Sunset Route. Per sonally conducted excursion. Sleeping cars without change from Washington. Berth, $8.50. Southern Railway, No. 228; Southern Pacific, No. 170 Wash ington street, Boston, SOLUTION OF ATHLETIC PROBLEM AT CORNELL PRESIDENT SCHURMAN IT L1EVES IT HAS AT LAST BEEN REACHED. So Tells the Students at a Celebration Last Night All Students to be Re quired to Take Regular Physical Training This to Consist of Drilling Under u. S. Army Officer, Gymnastics or Athletics. , Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 5. Speaking at a Cornell celebration to-night, President Schurman said that he believed that Cornell university had solved iha v,. lem of physical training and athletics for students. , For the first two years of the course, whether academic, technical nr sional, all students are required to take regular physical trainine. Which fnn- sists of drill during the first year under an oTilcer of the United States army, and gymnastics or athletics during the second year, unless the student prefers to continue drill. Within certain lim its the student is permitted to take his gymnastics or athletics . in the form which is most attractive to him. Referring to football. President Schurman congratulated friends of the game on the good effeat which the nnr rules had achieved. He said he believ ed that one improvement was st!!l rail. ed for, namely, the stricter enfnrcpment of the rules by the officials in charge of tne games. Tne national intercollegiate rules committee has already made some modification of the rules as suggested by the experience of the season, he de clared, and that it was still more im portant that next year they should In sist that the rules be promptly and rig idly applied. STILL iOO MUCH POLITICS. Civil Service Commission Finds Classi fied Men Indulging. Washington, pec. 6. The annual re port of the United States civil service commission Issued to-day states that there is still too great a disposition on the part of persons in the classified service to participate actively in politics In spite of the executive orders issued from time to time. The sentiment in favor of the merit system is steadily growing, the -com mission says, not only in congress but among states and cities. IDuring the year 122,034 persons were examined, of whom 95,035 passed and 41,877 were appointed. -From 40 to1 68" per cent, of the highest ellgibles de clined appointments for various rea sons, principally on account of the low salaries offered by the government. - "The government cannot hope to com pete with private employers unless it pays salaries that measure up fairly well to the standard of private busi ness," says the report. HAH VARD MASS PLUCK. Springs From Sick Bed and Attacks a Burelar. - CNew York, Dec. 5. E'dtoa.rd Ciwn- inshleld, a Harvard liitudent, now ill with fever at the West End avenue home of his father, Frederick Crown inshleld, the artist, , sprang from his bed tij-night and despite the protests of his nurse gave battle to two burg lars whose operations had attracted his attention. With unaccountable strength the patient had gotten the better of one of the intruders when the man's pal came to his rescue and the two overpowered Cronwinshleld. The struggle aroused the sick man's father who arrived with a revolver and drove the burglars In flight through a rear window. The young' man was hurried back to bed having, according to physicians1 who were has tily summoned, experienced no fcertoua results In his midnight encounter. SUIT IOR $50,000 UP. Good Government Association of Bos ston Charged With Slander. Boston, Dec. 5. The suit to recover $50,000 damages brought by former Judge Henry S. Dewey against the ex ecutive committee of the Good Govern ment association for alleged slander of him during his campaign for mayor of Boston last year was before Judge Fox in the superior court to-day on a de murrer of the defendants. The latter contend that the plaintiff has nothing upon which to rest his action. The case raises the question as to what extent a candidate for political office can Be made the subject of comment. Hit.. V.., ....Ntn, Immigration Officials Think the G cor nets Have Trachoma. New York, Dec. 5. Leon and Emil Georget, who arrived last Saturday on the French line steamer La Lorraine to compete as the French team In the sisx day bicycle race at Madison Square Garden next week, are being detained at the Immigration station at Ellis Isl and on the suspicion that they have the eye disease trachoma. If it devel ops that they have it they will be de ported. The men were the winners of the last six-day bicycle race held In Paris. Shipping News. New York, Dec. 5. Sailed: Steamers Oceanic, Liverpool via Queenstpwn; Statendam, Rotterdam via Boulogne; Vaderland, Antwerp; Liguria, Naples and Genoa. Lizard, Dec. B. Passed: Steamers Batavla. New York for Hamburg; Ol denburg, New York via Baltimore for Sreiuen.