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THE ABIZONA REPUBLICAN
TWELFTH YEAR. 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, 1902. 12 PAGES VOL. XII. NO. 214. REPUBLICAN PLANS WHITE HOUSE MEETING Important Conference at Which Impend ing Legislation Was Discussed lne Keason w nv tne war Not Be Amended The Gist of the President's! Conclusion in the Schley Appeal A Division of 1 the Credit for the Victory at Santiago - There j Will Be no Further Action on the Schley Case ' in the House. Washington. Feb. IT,. The Iist to morrow will say concerning the con ference of the; president with repub lican leaders of the house and senate at the White House today that the chief topic was th? wayr. and moans committee's hill for the reduction of war revenue taxes. The Post will say that Seaker Henderson and Repre sentative iSrosvenor explained that the reason for pushing that measure through 1 he house wit In nt nermitting sn amendment was the fear of opening the wohle tariff question should any other course Ik adopted. The I'ost further will say: "The con ference, it is understood, resulted in the ( resident consenting to the plans of t lie house leaders and informing them that h-? desired to have the war revenue reduction bill disposed of as iui-k'y as pcfiMe. He shared the belief of th.1 speaker and Mr. (Jrosvenor that dliiy would le menacing to the Chinese? bill pa ssing. "It was Heclded that a conference of the republican member of the commit tee on ways and nvans should be held immediately after the war revenu- bill passes the house for th" purKs? of as certaining how the members stand on th" president's pr:;jfsition for th; re duction of the tariff on utian sugar. It was agreed thtt this should be lv m xt important ijuestion taken up in the house." The Post will also say: "The Schley case was a No under discussion at the conference, th? president being anxious that his disposition of the case should not be followed by action in congress. Speaker Henderson was able to assure t he president that legislation could b blocked in the house, but it was pointed out to him by the senators that the situation in the senate was different, the more liberal rules of t hat body allowing any resolution to be consid ered if it commanded a majority vote. "The president's view regarding the Schley case became generally known last night as a result of the conference. Tt is said he will not undertake to dis cuss in his review any of the events which occurred prior to the battle of Santiago, on the ground that If Schley's conduct was reprehensible, it was ron doned by the navy department and by President McKinlcy when Schley's pro A .MINE KXl'L'I'.iN. I'.oise. Idaho. Feb. in. A bri-r dis patch to the Statesman, from Silver it Idaho, states that two men were instantly killed and another badly hurt in an explosion at the Trade Dollar mine todr.y. The exact cause of the disaster is not known, but it is sup posed that the nowder maaxine ex ploded. Several men were overcome by pas while endeavoring Vy rei'cu; their comrades. Ostrich Farm Now Open Located in the Capitol Addition at end of car line lO minutes driv from . center of city a herd of KtKantic ostriches, standing 7 to V feet high. weiRhin 250 to 4"0 lbs. also h lot of ha by ostrich chicks just hatched, only a few days old. and a. herd of Nubian ostriches just arrived after a two months' voyage, having" been imported direct from the Nubian Desert to Phoenix. 4. :- VISIT our salesroom and see the pret icst display of ostrich feathers to be seen in the United States. Ostrich plumes, tips, boas, collars, fans, pompons, hair nov elties and. In fact, everything mude out of ostrich rear hers. Admission 25 cents. Open dally. Including Sundays. xax Keauction xsiii may i I motion was recommended. As for the battle of Sanlingo. the president is in clined to the opinion, according to his visitor, that the victory was won by all the captains ami that the credit cannot therefore be given exclusively to Schley, although the latter acted cour ageously and. with the Oregon, suc ceeded in preventing the escape of the 'olon.' TH K CEXSl'S BILL,. Washington. Feb. 13. During the en tire session today the senate iiad under consideration the bill establishing :i Permanent census ollice. It was not comi Ie ted. but an agreement was reached to take It up again immedi ately after the executive session that will be held Monday next for the con sideration of the Danish treaty. The great contest of th1 day was over the transfer to the classified service of the employes of the census office who are to be re tained in the permanent estab lishment. It involved th entire civil - Tvcie question and the debate covered nv.ich ground that heretofore has been gone over in congressional debates. THE I1U1IGATION UUX. Washinglcn. Feb. 13. tSpei ial.) The 'inuf? coinniitpe on arid lands held its first meeting today to consider the irri gation bill drawn up by the western meir.b: rs. Mr. Kay of New York pro posed to eliminate the national feature and turn the mony from the sales of land over to the states. There was a discussion almg thus:? lines, but no de cision was reached. Chairman Tongue said he believed the- trommittee- would finally report the bill about the same as the measure proposed by the west ern members, except that it would con tain a stipulation that 30 or 73 per cent of the money raised should be expended l.i tint state; where the land was sold, the balance to go to a general fund. INDIAN LAND LEASES. Washington. Feb. (Special.) The .-nato committee on Indian affairs de cidcil upon a thorough InvestiKation of all oxiptiiK and proposed lases on reservations, mineral and agricultural. It will summon witnesses from the western states. ENTERTAINMENT OF GEN. MAC ARTHUR General and Members of His Staff Visit Whipple - In Phoenix on Monday. Piei-cott. Ariz.. Feb. 1.",. (Special ) General MacArthur. Major Varnuni and f'aptain Brown, of his staff, who are here in the course of a tour of In syection of the army posts of the west, spent the mornlmr driving about Pre ott and examining Fort Whipple They expressed an agreeable surprise at the substantial character of thn buildings .of the city. This afternoon thoy examined the target range and had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Murphy. Later, a lare number of prornlnent citizens wtth their wives paid their respects to tho general and his staff. General MacArthur and his party will leave tomorrow morning for Je rome by a special train, and will return to Prescott tonight. On Monday morn ing the party will visit Congress, and will go thence to Phoenix, where thev will arrive about 5 o'clock on Monday evenlmr. A WEEK OR MORE TO DELIVER GOODS Washington. Feb. IS. The state de- j parlHH-nt has received cable advices j confirming th report that the ransom money for Miss Stone has been paid to the brigand captors. It is nnt known when her release will I occur, bui it W understood tUut th brigands made the condition that they should have a period of a week or ten (iayt in which to inakj .sure of their sitfe retreat ITefore the prisoner is de livered up. NO - CONVENTION 1 To Art in tlie .'use of KnilH'xzK-r Magnify. riiil:iU-lhi i, Pil.. F.'li. ir,. The ref erendum vote of the FIrotherhouU of i'arpenters and Joiners of America to decide whether a sie-ial convention should he called to take action in the case of I. J. MuKUire, general secretary j an! treasurer of the brotherhood, who is umlor bail, charged with embezzling ! funds belonging the union, decides against a special convention. There is ! an alloyed shortage of $10,000 in Ma guire's accounts. HL'UAL DEL1VEIIY. Santa Fe. N. M., Feb. 1.1. The Hint route for rural mail delivery was put into operation today. It embraces a strip of territory containing: twenty one siu;irc miles. The carrier serves a population of 600 persons, residing In ll'O houses. 1IORSK TRAINER SUICIDES. Snlt Iake. Utah, Feb. l.V A special to the Telegram from La rami. Wyo., I says Ocorge Foster, the well-known j horse trainer, committed suicide there ' today by cutting his throat with a razor, no cauee is known for the act. A WYOMI.NO APPOINTMENT. Washington Feb. 15. The president Ir a?,. h t seae!a! of """""g- reappointed. A NEW VOLCANO IN STRICKEN TOWN ! Threatened With a More Permanent Disaster Than Earthquakes. j t'hilpamingo. State of (.ucrrcro, Mexico. Feb. 15. Great alarm prevails here, as well as in hilapa and Tfxtla. at the discovery of smoke issuing from openings in the summit of Temalcat lalco, on the road between this city and i 'hi la pa. There are seven open ings about 130 metres from the t rest of the mountain, from which thick smoke pours, clearly of volcanic origin. The residents of the towns named threaten to migrate to distant parts, so alarmed are they at this new indica tion of a subterranean disturbance, fol lowing the earthquake which lately visited this region. Governor Mora visited the spot and detailed n (ommission. headed by Mi guel Miramon, to make an investiga tion and report. THE AUSTRIAN STRIKE MORE LIKE A WAR A Number of the Trieste Rioters Wounded by Troops Dead. Trieste. Feb. Crowds thronged thu ytr.vty thi mu'-ii'lKuJj" military patrols kept the strikers and publ'e generally moving. All the no.ua res and public buildings are occupied by sol diers and large contingents of the mili tary forces are In readiness for imme diate action. Business is suspended. A number who were wounded when the troops on the Plaza Orande flred a volley into the mob yesterday have since died. Many black Mags are (lying this afternoon and mobs paraded the streets smashing the windows of those who did not display mourning. The re sult was that there were repeated en tounteis between the rioters, soldier3 and police and many arrests were made. One detachment of troops which was attacked ret a Ilia ted by firing on the mob. A number of the rioters were wounded. Three riders were killed. The street lamps are broken off and the gas Ig nited. The police and troops were pelted from the housetops with tiles and slate. The burgomaster, who Is president of the arbitration tribunal, announced that it had been decided to comply with the demands of the striking miners. The town council protests against the action of the government authorities, and has asked for the liberation of those persons who have been arrested. Tho government has applied a spec ial regime to the Trieste district, and has suspended ordinary civil rights. The announcement that it had been de cided to concede? the demands of the strikers had a tranrpjllizlng effect this evening. The total number of persons killed is six, and a score are injured. TEETH AND FOOD. A Help In Time of Need. t-'oiiielimes had teeth cause illness, particularly when they ai'e not fit to lnnfUicate food. A man in Ada, O.. had all of his teeth drawn. He was sick with indigestion and lack of vitality and his teeth were ir. a bad c-ondition. He expected, with a new complete set of teeth, to regain his health by thor oughly chewing his food, but hrJ had an experience that is well worth knowing of. 'Instead of improving I continued to lose strength." he says, "until I was a mere moving skeleton. I tried a num ber of prepared foods but none of them heliied me until I got Grape-Nuts. The llavor pleased my palate at once. I soaked the food in cream anil got along with it nicely. Within a few days I noticed that I was not so tired and Jaded. Gradually I grew stronger, so I left off all other fo'ils and took only Grape-Nuts. My old time vigor camo back and in two months I gained 17 pounds. This was remarkable for I am of spare build. Now I sleep and feel wonder fully well. Inasmuch as I am doing so nicely without teeth I have concluded to wait until my gums have finished shrinking before having a set made. I don't be lieve 1 couid have, gone through the drain on my system had it not been for Grape-Nuts. , There is no doubt about the life-giving and nerve-building force of that food. I talk Grape-Nuts to all of my friends." Name given by Pos tuni 'o., nattle "reek, Mich. CHAIRMAN TONGUE ON IRRIGATION He Is Opposed to Any Pro ject Committing the Government j He Favors Features of the Bill Pre ! pared by the Committee of We3tern I Senators and Representatives, bnt Finds Serious Defects. Washington, Feb. 15. Congressman Tongue of Oregon, chairman cf the arid l-ind committee of the house, does not entirely approve of the general irrlgu- tion bill drawn by the western members ,.Kmj.4j . . nd submitted to Mr. Tongue s commit- lee lor o. tion. He said today: " J gigantic scheme of irrigation that would commit the federal government I to the expenditure of untold millions j from the public treasury, destroying j present farm values and frittering i away the homes of coming generations. I "Such a scheme, backed as It is by ! some powerful interests whose motives are not far to seek, has not the slight est chance of success. Us advocacy re I tarda and may for a time defeat a j moderate measure for just and reason able irrigation. Such schemes are not 'advocated wholly in the interest of the I public good or for thp greatest benefit ! of the masses of the people of the Unit ed States. These great measures incite j cptiotdtion from people in the east and ! middle west, who fear any legislation I for Irrigation, no matter how moderate. mhzht be but n entering -t,lt-. I ing the country upon a policy of which I no man can see the end. "In my judgment the true policy f which the general movement should pursue. the policy which has the best j opportunity to secure the support of f. trt i "t i-onirresB. is to irrigate sufficient arid j land to furnish honiosteads for actual ' lMna fide home builders. This should j lie the object and the limit of any Irri gation la. Thfre is a healHiy natural ; demand for this nnt it should be met Irrigation should keep pace with rural settlement and the natural li.-ulrhv in - crease i.i rural itopulution. !t should not go faster than this. Irrigation will not make population, neither will it In crease the birthright or the stream oZ desirable Immigration into the United States. It is claimed by very respectable authority that people will go front the I city to peek, beautify and adorn rural I I homes. It is certain that the Idle and the vicious will not leave the city. The ind,Uiitio?ist well employed and well ' paid part of the population should not I leave the cities. The present tendency from the country to the city Is a na j tural result of present economic con ditions. It is because city and factory j furnish more remunerative em ploy e j ment than farming or stock raising, j We should not change this condition by converting them from food consumers J to food producers, lessening the demand I and Increasing the supply of food prod j ucts. It is not to the benefit of farmers to increase the number of farms. The j factory and the city are the salvation of the farm. What the great west needs today is not more farms, hut bigger cities biiyri-r factories nnil more of both. As a nation w-e are not in need i of more farm products, but we are in need of more markets for the products we now have. "To build American homes and pro tect the welfare of the home builder, not to make a market for unsalable land grants or more agricultural Imple ments, should be the end and aim of this class of legislation. "The bill prepared under the direction of western senators and representatives is in the main along right lines. It seeks to supply bona fide demand for rural homes and safeguard the welfare of the home builders. In so far as It seeks to accomplish these ends it has my unqualified support, but it is not perfect. It contains many serious de fects which can and should be reme died by suitable amendment. It pro vides that the whole fund raised from the sale of these lands Is to be placed in the hands of the secretary of the in terior to be expended by him under his sole and unrestrained discretion, so it be expended for Irrigation. There Is to be no other control or restraint. By the 30th of next June this fund will be approximately JS.ono.ooO and will In crease at the rate of J3.00rt.000 annually. As this Is expended it is expected to return and be expended again manv times over. "The secretary may expend the whole of that within any of the sixteen states or territories named in the bill, in any one of them or any part of one of them, according to his own sweet will. Such vast power is vested In no other officer of any free country In the world. Con gress is asked to pour all these mil lions into the treasury, deliver the key to the secretary of the Interior, relin quish all control, and then point to the fund thus created and say to all those interested in the expenditure, whether for the public good or to satisfy or ganized greed. 'There it Is now. there it is. now pull for it. lobby for It, scramble for it. scrap for it. and the best and strongest interest take the most of it.' "Every state and every territory hav ing land to irrigate, or whose officers think they have lands to irrigate, every owner of great land grants, every trans-continental railroad, every indi vidual or corporate land grabber, will maintain an organized lobby at Wash ing and will at once strip for the fray. Those portions of the ITnited States most moderate and most Just In their demands will be compelled to keep in fighting attitude and contest vigorously for the expenditure of every dollar they may receive. The secretary of the in terior will not indivdually select a single enterprise. He nrast act through agents. Will these always be above suspicion? Is It best to put temptation In their way? The interests Involved will be tremendous and the pressure beyond description. "An honest official attempting con scientiously and fairly to administer the law will find life one prolonged burden. This fund might become a 1 1 factor In political control. An adminis tration, republican or democratic, might listen somewhat more kindly or attentively to Its political friends. Such things have been known to happen. But all this should be avoided: it can be avoided. We should not depend upon the will of any man to do fair by all the states and territories involved. Congress should do that In the enactment of the law. It should provide that the funds derived from the sale of public lands, or the greater portion of them, should be expended within the sta.te or terri tory from which the money was ob tained. This would be fair to all sec tions. If the object of this Irrigation is to nrovide home for settlers, thev j should be provided where the settler needs or demands them. The sales of ! ,ublic lands will Indicate where the I tide of Immigration is drifting; there , . . 7 ' ,he TP h fo,r, J1""" 1 """.""""w" i Khmilrl nnt f rrr h.-imptU(lAr to go where they do not want to go. "The only objection urged to this is that such states as Nevada, Arizona and Kansas have practically no sales of public lands and have no Irrigation. To meet this abjection it would be suffi cient to place 10. 20 or even 23 per cent of the proceeds of sales in a general fund. The state of Oregon, which I have the honor to represent, exceeds in the amount of sales realized from pub lic lands all other states of the union, passing the leader by 12 per cent. Should this bill as now drawn become a law, notwithstanding the advantageous IMjsition of Oregon in reference to the sale of public lands, there would be an effort made to turn this tide of immi gration to other states. Oregon would , not ure the expenditure of a single 2lla, for ma": yfa .t0 ?om The department of the interior has already eiciea lis lavurue infL. bui trj cu i them, made estimates, drawn plans, ap- proved the projects, and is waiting T w-V. ' VL i! I similar bill to enter upon the works. These works are In Arizona, Montana., "alifornia, Nevada and Wyoming. 'In a letter dated January 29. the director of the neolopical survey states that 'several hundred reservoirs have i ncen examined m various pans 01 me ! arid lesions.' None of these, so far as I have been informed, have been exam ined In Oregon. Washington. Idaha or In the California, except the Truckoe river, the latter being intended to Irri gate land not in California, but wholly within the state of Nevada. If there I w a certainty mat even arter tne construction hi ineM1 wium iiiric would be a fair distribution among ether states this condition could be en dured in patience, but we have no such assurance. The geological survey has largely cunt rolled this matter in the past and would in the future. Its members, while excellent scientific gentlemen, are not fleeted by the people-, are not accus tomed to consult the wishes of the peo ple, and would not be responsible to the people of any one of the arid land states or territories. The inclinations of the interior department have been shown by the fact that while over li.000.000 has been expended for lnvestgatlons and surveys of irrigation, so far as I i know not one dollar of this was ever expended within the states of Oregon cr Washington. "There are some other defects In the bill, there are other particulars in which it does not meet my views. I shall be willing to yield on a great many points, however, and to give the bill unqualified support If it is amended so that the state of Oregon will have fair treatment with her sister states. It is not correct, as has been stated, that I am antagonizing the almost unanimous sentiment of my colleagues. It is true that in the committee on irri gation of arid lands at the last session of congress, composed of eleven mem bers, si-x of them voted against this proposition. At this time most of them were serving more than a second term, there was not among them a chairman of a single committee, and all but one had been defeated for election to the present congress. Agreeing with me are such men as Judge Ray of New York. Mr. Warner of Illinois. Mr. Barham of California, every one of whom was a chairman of an Important committee and had served from six to twelve years In the house. What are the sen timents of the members of this congress or the members of the varioutieommit tees has not been ascertained as yet. It is known, however, that there is a j very strong sentiment in accordance with the views I express anil they will be urged with all the power and vigor I I can command," ...IMPORTANT... The agency of the Orient Insurance Company Of Hartford, Connecticut, has been transferred from J. Ernest Walker & Co. to Dwight B. Heard, corner of Center and Adams Sts., to whom all unpaid premiums should be paid, and at whose office all business of the com pany, of any nature, should be transacted. ' ORIENT INSURANCE COMPANY, of Hartford, Conn. By D. C. OSMUN, JR., Special Agent. IN MEMORY OF TILDEN DEMOCRATIC GATHERING The More Prominent Leaders Wire Represented Only by Regrets Mr. Bryan Forwarded an Editorial From The Commoner. The Meeting Was Made the Occasion for an. Attack on the Present Republican Policy Mr. Cockran finds an Issue, Imperialism and Plunder, Already Cut Out for His Party, and Predicts a Series of Future Victories. New York. Feb. 1." Demo rats prom inent in this and other sections of the country, met at a dinner tonight by the invitation of the Brooklyn Democratic club, at the Oermania club rooms in Brooklyn, to do honor to the memory of famupl J. Tilden. Three hundred and fifty men sat at the tables. Among the guests were former Governor Rob ert K. Pattison of Pennsylvania: W. Bourke Cof kran. liepresentati ve LV Armond of Missouri, liward M. Shep ard. John E. Redmond. I-ewis Nixon. Justice Wm. J. tlaynor and ex-Comptroller Oder, betters of regret were read from ex-President Cleveland and Richard Olney. V. J. Bryan sent a brief expression of regret, and enclosed an editorial on "Steadfastness" from the Commoner. David B. Hill sent a eulogy on Til den. and declared that the party should profit by his great example. Following a brief welcome by Chair RUSSIA SHAKEN HUNDREDS BURIED A later It port Announces the Ee covery of 300 Bodies. Tillis, Kustdun Trans-Caucasia. Feb. 15. Two bodies of victims of the earth quake which destroyed the town of Shamaka had been recovered up to last evening. It appears certain that several hundred bodies are buried in the fissures and the debris caused by the shocks. The quakes continue at in tervals and the work of excavating in the search for victims proceeds with difficulty. j AN APPALLING TREMBLER. St. Petersburg. Feb. 1.1. The latest j news received here from Shamaka con- firms the appalling character of the earthquake at that place and adds that already 300 corpses have been taken out of the ruins. The piles of wrec kage are so vast that the search is necessarily slow. Most of the victims were Musscllnans. The survivors are encamped outside the ruins of the city. ROCK ISLAND WESTERN RATE A Desp Cut Between Chicago and Penver Has Been Announced. Denver Colo., Feb. 13. C. M. Van law, the Henver representative of the Chicago. Kock Island & Pacific rail way, today received a message from General Passenger Agent Sebastian an nouncing a $r rate from Chicago to Denver. Colorado Springs and Pneblo and return, on the following dates: July 1 to 10: August 1 to 1-. Septem ber 1 to 10, inclusive. 'On the- follow ing dates a rate of one fare phra $2 is to be made: June 1 to 30: July 11 to 31: August l.r to 31: September 11 to in. K.-ist bound rates of one fare plus t2 are to be made June 7 and 8, 13 and 14 and June 24 to September 12, inclusive. IMPENDING WEATHEB. Washington. Feb. 13. New Mexico and Arizona Fair Saturday and Mon day: variable winds. Wyoming Partly cloudy Sunday; Snow In the mountain districts; vari able winds Monday- The Evans Loan and Investment Go. ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 15, 1886 Lend Money on Improved Real Estate Have for sale an extensive list of Improved and unimproved city, suburban and country realty, containing many attractive offerings, which Is furnished on application. HAVE MANY RESIDENCES FOR SALE AND FOR RENT. Tender Their Serrica to Conservative Honey Lender J. W. EVANS, ' C J. CORNELL, President. Becretary NO'S. I ANU a W. WASHINGTON 8TRBBT THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PHOENIX. ATIIZONA. Palrt-up Capital, HOO.nrt). Rnrr.1 us and Undivided Profits. 150.000. E. B. GAGE, President. T. W. PEMHEKTON, Vii-e Pres. and Acting Caahler. Li. It. LARIMER. Assistant Cashier. Steel-lined Vaults and Steel Safety Deposit Boxes. General Banking Busi ness. Drafts issued on all principal cities of the world. Directors G. B. Richmond. B. Heyman. F. M. Murphy. D. M. Ferry. E. B. Gage, T. W. Pem berton, R. N. Fredericks, L. H. Chalmers, Frank Alkire. man Metz. ex-Governor Pattison. who was the first sieaker, described the policy of the republicans In the treat ment of Cuba. Porto Rico and the Phil ippines. Congressman DeArmond spoke in the same strain, and Lewis Nixon. Tammany Hall's leader, askad for a united detnoTa-y In Brooklyn, New York city and the state, so that victory in future contests could be as sured. , Bourke Cockran predicted future vic tories for the party. If the lessons taught by Tilden were followed. Mr. Cockran said there was no need to seek an issue, and added: "Imperial ism with its Inseparable object, plun der, was the issue in 1874. as it is and must be the issue now. The same pred atory purposes dominated the repub lican party then that dominate it now. Its defeat is essential to the safety of the republic as it was then." Edward M. Shepard also spoke. BANK WRECKER IS ARRAIGNED Case of theLate Vice President of the Detroit City Savings Bank. Detroit. Mich.. Feb. 13. Frank C. Andrews, former police commissioner, was arraigned In police court Hoay on a warrant, charging him wfth misap plying funds of t&e wrecked Citi .pay ings bank to tTie iiftOUtaV'tfr and upward, while he was vice presi dent of that Institution. His bond was fixed at $15,000 with two sureties. An drews did not have bondsmen in court, and was taken across the street to the county jail. Late tonight one bonds man was secured it was reported, and efforts are being made to secure a second. This is the second warrant sworn nut for Andrews, the result of the wrecked City Savings bank, caused by his over drafts and over-certified checks. He . was arraigned on the first warrant on Monday night, and was released under a $10,000 bond. GIRL SUSPECTED AS LOVER'S MURDER New York. Feb. Walter S. H rooks, a young commission merchant of this city, was found dying in his room In the Glen Island hotel, at West and Cortlandt streets, last night at midnight, and after his death several hours later In a hospital, the police were notified and took charge of Flor ence Burns, a handsome Brooklyn girl, with whom Brooks had for some time been keeping company. A negro bell boy identified the girl as one who came to the hotel with Brooks, but Miss Burns denies that she is that' person. Brooks and some young woman went to the Olen Island earlv on Friday evening and registered as J. Wilson and wife. It was midnight when the bell boy smelled gas In one of the hallways. Brooks room was broken into, and he was found lying across the bed unconscious and the gas pouring from the burners. Dr. Sweeney was summoned, and noticed what he thought was a simple cut on the back of the head. Later he discovered it was a bullet wound, and Brooks re moval to the hospital followed. The girl was arrested at her Brook lyn home. Counsel has been engaged by the girl's father, who is Fred Burns, well known in sporting circles.