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" " Zj1!0 ALBUQUEltQUE. NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY EVENING. AlAKUlI 7, VJOiL KIIMHK r THREE VOTES TIIK STARS AJSD STRIPES .. WILL DECIDE Fate of Foraker Amend ' AGREEMENT IS ABOUT REACHED At Algeciras, Though Re port is Not Officially Confirmed. BRITISH-SPANISH ALLIANCE The Russian Parliament Will Amount to Very Little to the People. ITALIAN AMBASSADOR CHANGED Berlin. March A private con versation between the German aud French envoys at Algeciras has brought aliout almost an agreement In- the Moroccoan police controversy; so near, Indeed, that the foreign of fice here regards a satisfactory issue of the conference as assured. Ger many, it is understood, acknowledges -,hat France and Spain have officers best fitted for policing Morocco; and r ranee accepts tne international con trol In principle, undertaking to sup ply guarantees that the police shall be national In character. It Is the specific form of these guarantees mat remains unsettled and continues to be the subject of discussion. REPORT NOT OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED BUT PROBABLE. Paris, March 7. The foreign office says that it Is unable to continn the announcement from Berlin, about G-ermany'8 yield at Algeciras, by con ceding that French and Spanish of cera ehall be the Moroccoan police. However, unofficial reports today in dicate that Germany is disposed to make concessions having the effect of settling the France-German con troversy. While the foreign office sees some difficulties remaining, the evident pacific overtures from Berlin diminish the gravity of the crisis, and ope nthe way to a possible solu tion in which Germany will concede the police and Franco will concede the bank. NO TRUTH IN THE BRITISH SPANISH ALLIANCE REPORT. London, March 7. "Interesting. lSut untrue,"' Is the comment of the Brit ish foreign office on the story publish ed in Paris to the effect that a for mal political alliance between Great Britain and Spain will follow ye marriage of King Alfonso and Pria cess Ena. GOVERNMENT WILL FIGHT CONCESSIONS TO RADICALS. St. Petersburg, March 7. Although yesterday's manifesto and ukase, re ferring to the national assembly leaves considerable vagueness re garding the exact status of the parlia ment under the new political scheme of the government the vagueness perhaps being intentional and in tending that a future definition will be according to the development of events it is made clear that Russia has not been granted a written con stitution. The cabinet, as in the Ger man system, remains quite independ ent of the majority in parliament. The hope expressed that after the manifesto of October 30ih, that the cabinet would be responsible to the national assembly, according to the British assembly, has not bee nreal ized. The government believes it will control the new parliament and pur poses to fight any further concess ions to tho radical parties. That it expects to succeed is evident by the fact that Witte definitely changes his plans and will not retire upon tho opening of the national assembly. His decisiou Is expected to aid In the ne gotiation for a new foreign loan of which the treasury stands in urgent need. ITALY SENDS ENGLAND A NEW AMBASSADOR. New York. March 7. A cable to the Herald from Home says: Sena tor Thomas Tlttoni, former Italian minister of foreign affairs, has been suddenly appointed ambassador to Great Britain. In place of Signor Pansa, who will now be at the ilis osal of the ministry. This is the first time Tittonl has been an am bassador, and his appointment, with the recall of his predecessor, has aroused much comment in diplomatic circles. HUNDREDS OF BOWLERS GATHER AT SALT LAKE. Salt Lake City, Utah, March 7. Hundreds of bowlers from all parts f the wist are assembled heer to take part in the session of tho West ern Howling Congress, which opens nere today. The local bowling clubs have made extensive preparations for i he reception aud enter, ainment of the visiting bowlers and have arranged a program which will take up every minute of the visitors' time from their arrival to their departure. Besides the numerous tournaments there will be excursions and trips to various parts of interest in this vicinity. NEGRO EXPOSITION IS TALKED ABOUT. Memphis. Tenn., March 7. The Negro Educational and Industrial com mission will hold another meeting here this afternoon and evening to consider plans for the proposed expo sition of the uJ.;rues of the I'nltcdl States. Many prominent colored men from all pans of the state aud ad-j joining starts are hete to lake part! in the deliberations. j ODD FELLOWS OF RHODE j ISLAND ELECT OFFICERS, i Proidcnce, K. I.. March 7. The grand encampment of the I. O. O. F. f Khode Island will hold its annual se.-si.m In re today. The session will tie at the Odd Fellows hall on Snow street. Grand Patriarch Kim rson will deliver his annual address and submit his report f t the pas' year. Then a set of new officers will be fleeted to -arry on the work of the order for the coming yar. ment Now Depends on Three Senators PRESIDENT'S GRAVE FEARS Isle of Pines Made Separate Province of the Cuban ' . Government. INDIAN BILL COMES TO VOTE Special to Evening Citizen: Washington, I), c.. March '.It Is agreed now that the Foraker amend ment depends on how three sen.Vois shall vote. Delegate Andrews has presented petitions from New Mexico asking that the national exclusion act shall be extended tb Japanese as well as Chinese, and also against toe tariff on linotype machines. BILL MAY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD. Wa.shingtn, D. C, March 7. Presi dent Roosevelt today sent a message to congress announcing that he had signed the Joint resolution recently passed, and instructing the Inter state Commerce Commission to niaka examination iuto the subject of rail road discriminations and monopolies in coal and oil. He says frankly that he signed it with hesitation, because It may achieve little or nothing. He indicates also, that if the investiga tion is conducted thoroughly it will result in giving immunity from crim inal prosecution to all persona called and sworn as witnesses. Senate, Washington, D. C, March 7 The senate today passed a bill amending the law relative to terms of United States courts at Evanston. Wyo. Political Contributions by Banks. Senator Tillman will be heard by the senate committee on privileges and elections, on KTs resolution as to contributions of national banks in na tional elections. After bearing Till man, the committee will decide as to whether they shall make an investi gation. Isln of Pines Agreement.' Spooner and Bacon today reached ah agreement concerning an utrtwnd ment to the Isle of Pines treaty, which is intended to protect American Interests. The amendment provides that the island shall bo regarded as a sepai.e province within the mean ing of the Cuban constitution. This would give to the island local self government and representatives in the Cuban congress, whenever the population of the Island shall be suf ficient for such representation. As the Americans are In the majority in the island, it Is understood that the amendment will be satisfactory to them. It will lie offered in the sen THAT REPORTED SALE OF SANTA FE CENTRAL lsv Again Denied Important Negotiations Are Pending, However, Says Colonel W. S. Hopewell. There has been so much said, pro : Santa Fe Central and the Pennsyl and con, regarding the sale of thevania levelopment company. These Santa Fe Central railway to C I.. rAe,l,)orU are erroneous and outrageous. t-i, i . , A" matters with that bank were en ha I. Vr? Vre f "e ,1)aiH'r8 ,lrely and "a'isfactorily settled Some hae had It, tn . . C. Tallmadge, a time ago. On previous occasions I promoter of Chicago, who has ac have been called upon toiXr deny quired considerable land in the Pecos or connrm thlg alleged indebtedness alley country, that a representative to that hnk. n,t i m,,i,,i " iT of ihe Evening Citizen this morning! called upon Colonel W S. Hopewell, ( At this point in the Interview. Col he general manager of said railway, n(.i Hopewell produced a telegram to tit her confirm or deny the publish- j received late yesterday afternoon ed reports. That gentleman. after from General Torrance, which he al some hesitath n, for he had a few j lowed The Citizen representative to nays ago denied the existence of such read. It was ns foil ws a sale, finally said: S. Hopewell, General Manager. .''le kanta J Central has not been' Santa Fe Central, Albuquerque, soi, to the I allinadges or to any other i N. M. ' panics up to the present time. Very I negotiations have been pending for some timo past, 'whereby additional capital will be taken into tile enterprise, and the road will bo completed, as heretof ore staled. Into Albuquerque, also to the Hagan coal pending for some time past, which are m id.-. . at., extended from Torrance to verv satlsfactorilv gen, rally, all Koswell. thus giving a direct line from around, and will undoubtedly be com Albuquerque to Hoswell, and after pleted shortly. tbat the future will determine what "TORIUNCE " tun her ex'enslons will be built. We have surveys to the southeast and A few weeks ago, as stated cor also to the northwest, and to show recily and exclusively at that time, how unreliable and simply ridiculous in The Evening Citizen, Colonel Hope are the statements recently stut out well had a party of eastern capltal- atiii published respecting the exten- su.hs and oih.r mutters. I have only to call your at ten ion to the distances. numeiy: On,. ,f these false Mate - '.""tits, all, ge,l to have been sent out from Piiisburg or manufactured in s me t, rtile. ,vil brain sonn-whoie fine, IMVr Iwelv,. mil' fr-.ni M -i-l-.r,.. a station on the Saii'a Fe Central, to ! Albuquerque, whereas the aetu.it .!!.- tame is forty-fmir miles; and. again, another lalsr- report. kIvcs i),(. ills-1 tain,, iroin lorranc,. to Koswell at s:ty miles, when the distance Is 105 miles. The distance from Frost, a .-'a ion on the Albuquerque Kastern, is thirteen and seven-tent lis miles to :tt- Hanan coal fields. 'Other false statements." contin tied Mr. Hopewell, "which I desire to correct are those regarding the Knter pris? National bank, of Pittsburg, Pa., and tile alleged vast sums of nione being owed tr.'.! Institution fiy tne t c,wm f , ' .. j -r-fif '- IB1'-1- g&, ate when the treaty shall be taken up in executive session. Prospect of Two Speeches. .Washington, D. C, March 7. The senate began its session today with the prospect of hearing two speeches on the railroad rate question, one by Clapp of Minnesota, in support of the measure, and the other by Scott of West Virginia, advocating radical amendments. House. Washington, I). C, March 7. The Indian appropriation bill continued to be the order of business in the house today, but an agreement was reached to conclude the general debute at the end of today's session. MANAGER WALDORF-ASTORIA HAS AMASSED A MILLION. New York, March 7. Thomas M. Milliard, for fourteen years manage! of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in this city, has permanently retired from business and severed his connection with the Waldorf-Astoria today. He resigned his position last month bu remained to assist in settling up all business matters which had been in his hands and required his special at tention. It Is understood that Mr. Hil- i Hard, by careful management of his nuances and lucky speculations in the stock market has accumulated a fort une of $1,(100,000, and lhreupon de cided that he had enough and would retire from business. On May 1, he expects to go abroad for a long rest and upon his return ho will probably resume his residence in this city. It is understood that Mr. Walton II. Mar shall, now assistant manager, will suc ceed Mr. Hilllard as manager. "We have no negotiations whatever I with Tallmadge other than that he would make a proposition for the property. We could not negotiate with linv tfithe. inrri..u ft, an h.. wiih u-lw,m n.mi-.ni v,.-.. i ,. 'st with him on a (our of inspe ists with him o a lour of inspection ii ui'itai j and invest iat in of the Santa Fei I Central. tW surveyed line of the Albu. ; tm- .que Kimch and of Uie Hagan ! coal fields. Thcsf gen'lemen, with (Mr Hopewell, drove overland from; Kstancki to Moriarty, and troiu there tHinr II,.. i 1.. ,,f ll,.. !i:i,iiu.i-fin.. Kast. rn to Frost s-aMon. then.v ov-ri th.. San A.Honlto r ad to the H snan ! llagun : coal Helds. and then. uacK to tne north end of Tiieras ranvon. coming through the canyon to this city These visitors weie highly elated and well pleased with tiu ir investhrai ions, and it is wfili these gentlemen thai im portant iKaotiaii its are now pf-nd-ing. which, from all present Indira tions, will .-n be favorably closed, and announcement will then be made to the effect that work will aain be resumed on the Ablu iiiercjiie East ern and the branch line, which will penetrate the great Hagan coal fields AN AMERICAN GIRL IS FOUND IN SEIN! Probably From Fayettville, Ga., but Her Death is a Mystery. MISS ANTHONY IS BETTER Schwab Was Some Better Today But Mill is Quite Low. May Reach Home. Paris, March 7. The police have requested the American authorities to assist -in unravelling the mysterious death of Ethel A.Brr.-. jellevcd fa be an American, whose body wag re cently found in the river Seine. The body had some Jewelry, but no money or papers. The underclothing was embroidered "Ethel A. Brown." There was a wouud across the scalp, but the police are uncertain whether it was the result of attack or an accident. The body had apparently been in, the water for several weeks. The bnly cluo is the following police record of foreigners visiting Paris In 1903: "fcttie Brown. Aiuerican, torn in fay ettesvllle, November 21, 1872: father, John; mother, Sally Geachy." HOME PROBABLY IN STATE OF GEORGIA. Atlanta, Ga., March ".Miss Ethel A. Urown, who is mentioned as hav nig been found dead in the river Seine, in Paris, Is believed to have formerly been a- resident of Kayette ville, Ga. SUSAN B. ANTHONY HAS CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED. Rochester, N. V., March 7. Suaan B. Anthony, who ha9 been ill with i pneumouis,Ss said by her physicians I In 1... it.. ! . i i: eyuBiueruuiy improved tins morning. She spent a rest fur night and the doctors say she has a fair, chance for recovery. SCHWAB VERY ILL AT EL PASO TODAY. Kl Paso, Tex., March ".The train on which Charles M. Schwab was go ing east, reached here twenty-four hours late. Schwab Is very low and ex pected to die any minute. A telegram from Corona, N. M., this morning, sajs that Schwab is some what better. MAY REACH HIS HOME BEFORE DEATH ENSUES. Chicago. III.. March 7. A tel from the conductor of Schwab'. 8 Ma-V 1,1 tlle l'pr altitude there train, dated at Torrance, N. M.. states I tn'Kut prolong tur life. Old age, how that Schwab is letter ITTan he has ' ever, was steadily creeping, and finally been for two davs. MONTHLY MEtTING CF BENEVOLENT SOCIETY PAYMENT OF FEBRUARY BILLS OF CITY POOR CREATES DE- MtlT IN SOCIETY S FINANCES. ' PUBLIC HELP GREATLY NEED- ED. Mrs. H. H. Riv. Mrs li.-rnard Ilfeld, ! Mrs. I), h. Can;i, M:s Alfred Gruns- i feld and Mrs. 1". W. (V.incy. the ex- ' ecutive committee and active mem- ' hers of the Non-Sectar: in Benevolent! Society, met in the otllce of District! Attorney F. '. Clancy this after- n(w .i .,i I -V""' ",r la-v," "''"lary bills. '"..,.7, uul !,s , ..,S: -'. "?,' '' "' .-,!; r"n'- i ' l.ioad fai . $ 11 . ' : total . ncU "Kl' a 1V1S: dt' Tl ' , , . , Bu . , .. , ... " " " " a-um r-i 7' ?n of fi;'U..es and help !.i 'P , m,),ic du,r llr- ,.,,,..,! MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP MAYOR FOR SEATTLE. Seattle. Wash., Mar. h 7. Judge William Hickman, the lMinieipal own ership camli la-e. j lected mayor by the sunll maj-jritv ..f fifteen votes, after ta(. cl.sist fight in tha history of the city. John S: .'.ii.t'-r. the repub lican candidate, wa I i t y cut in many wards and ran behind his ticket, the other candidates, wi-.h 'he exception of a councilman or two being elected by a big majority. DAY TURNED INTO NIGHT IN CITIES Chicago Covered With Dark Pall and Electric Lights . Turned On. COLLISIONS ARE NUMEROUS St. Louis in Same Condition, Itter Darkness Prevailing at 11:3 J O'clock. Chicago. M mh 7 Cni. n ni.ml.ornf hours today Chicago was covered with a pau of smoke which, coupled with , XU. " prooaoiy last two heavy clouds, made the day as dark I ee.k8 . The flr8t wk nl be devot ag night. At 10:30 .o'clock- this morn- ert 0 th b,1HlnB "Who mine ivork Ing all the stores and offlceg in the ,8 811(1 th0 mlne ownpr8 for the ensu buslness section were lighted as theylInR year' beginning April 1. The sec are at 6 o'clock in midwinter. The'?n.d wf k th mlne owners of the dls street cars ran with headlights, and tr ct wlU mcet ln conference with tho witu all lights turned on. At times it was Impossible to see half a square along the street, and the big build ings wero discernible only by the lights that filled them. The darkness caused much trouble and the col lisions were numerous In the streets. ST LOUIS DARK AS NIGHT AT 11 O'CLOCK TODAY. St. I.ouis. Mo., March 7. A dense pall of fmoke began settling over St. I.ouis this mcrnlng, gradually growing In density as the day progressed, un til at 11:30 darkness prevailed. Busi ness houses and residences were lighted, street lights were turned on, the street cars used electric lights, and the day was turned into night. AN OLD PIONEER DIES i M SSOURI Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Matt. Ridley called at The Citizen office and stated that she had received informa tion to the effect that Mrs. C. W. liaynes died tile other day at her old home ln Macon, Mo. The deceased was one cf the lady pioneers of Albu querque, and for twenty odd years, with her aged husband, whose death occurred several years ago, conducted a second hand business on South First street. When Mr, liaynes died, the old lady, still believing that she would1 live many years to come, although she had considerably passed the age of three-scorn years and ten, went to southern California in the hope that I realizing this fact, she left California,! i canie bad, to Albuquerque and re mained a short time, and then pro- ceeded on to tier home ot many years ia" a! Jtaeiui, -MO., where ncr ileatn ! Mr-, liaynes was about 84 occurre. yeiirs of age. Lead and Copper. Vctk. March 7. Lead, quiet; ',r:i! at IS-'-ilfMK. New '"I'I' REPUBLICANS DOWN . T, nil.. March 7. The re-( publican i lev rtci.uL- rumiinucc iiiiuams ot representation in the con met a' the Maxw ell house . vent ion. For many years this basis Tni! at l i o'c-l ck tnU morning in answer; to tla ca.i l.-siieu uy me chairman. It. M'-fal'.. for the purpose of , .1. ('. Si ! ct in ; ihU the can li'iat. 1 1 in tui - -: a time and place for hold- sutc convention in which j election. Fpon this basis, ami there ; for governor and railroad I is no probability that it will be cTisng n. r -hall be nominated aud ed. th.- conwntlun will have, about .i.ess may be transacted. I al'.l votes. Ctlll r btl.-.l.ei- The C'lii.m ,e consists cf thirty- two in-nihil-, two rroin each of the i ten consjres.Tio'.ia! districts of the) state at. I tweUe from the state at j large. The lu' i r members were ap- j point, i b. the permanent chairman 1 of i.ie i.i-t - at coiucuuwu. in uui-iary tint; I for th, Uiitlee ti.f,L- le-.V .-' a:;'!.-:- tim.. uml tti.. I ,l-.,f.u I Z ! ,V?ir.;l precedents of the FEAR FOR LIFE OF ORCHARD IS Made Pretext to Maintain Great Secrecy in His Trial. ROBBINS CALLS OPERATORS Together to Decide Action For the Approaching Convention KENTUCKY MINERS IN SESSION noise. Idaho, March 7. The six men under arrest here, charged with the assassination of former trovernor Steuuenberg, were not taken to Cald well this morning for arraignment be fore Judge Smith. The authorities here, who are directiUK the prosecu tion, do not state when this will be done. The greatest secrecy Is main tained, and fears are expressed that an attempt nmy be made on the life of Orchard or Adams. There are many strangers In Caldwell, some of whom are known to be from ' Colo rado mining camps. It Is expected that the prisoners will be arraigned tomorrow. PITTSBURG MEETING WILL DETERMINE MINERS' STAND. Pittsburg, Pa., March 7. Chairman Francis L. Iftbbins of the "Pittsburg Coal company, who represented tho bituminous coal operators at nil wage scale conferences, has called a meet ing in this city for next Friday, of the operators of Pittsburg, to decide, what action they will take at the gen eral convention at Indianapolis. The result of the Pittsburg meeting, it Is said, will practically determine the stand to be taken by the miners of the bituminous coal fields. AMICABLE AGREEMENT HOPE FOR KENTUCKY. Louisville, Ky.. March 7. The an- fnhU.a,TTCi?Vrv?n ' D'strlct,N?' 23 ot 1m Y e1 llne )Yorker8 of America, AV k ".v- eBlera iiisirici of Kentucky, opened here at the Coun ell chamber today, with about sixty delegates present. The headquarters of the delegates Is at Bosler's hotel, Second anU Jeftefson streets. The miners and discuss the grievances or propositions if they are presented. It is not known as yet what the demands of the miners will be this year. An amicable agreement was reached last year after a conference between the operators and the mine workers, lasting about ten days. There are about thirty mine operators in the district. SOUTHERN CONGRESSMAN'S METHOD OF REGULATION. New York, March 7. The develop ment of the waterways of this coun try, as tho best means of regulating railroad rates, was advocated by Congressman- Ransdell of Louisiana, In an after dinner Speech last night, at the annual banquet. rf the North Side Hoard of Trade, in Branx. He suld that cheap freight rates prevail against tho McCall estate and An In trance and Germany because ot ,irt,w Hamilton, for the return of numerous canals In those countries, money alleged to have been fraudu and called attention to tho small ; e.ly taken, today expressed delight amounts devoted to Improvement of j over the return of Hamilton to New the rivers of this country. Niw York Money Market. New York, March 7. Money on ! call, easier, at 4V4 per cent; prime mercantile paper. 5V4 per cent; bar j silver, U3V'. ALBANY LEGISLATURE CONSIDERS GAMBLING Albany, N. Y., March 7. The codeisents the Christian Endeavors, tho committees f the senate and the state assembly will hold a Joint meet ing this afternoon, to consider argu ments for ami against tho CassidyJ Lansing bill, which prohibits gambling on racetracks. The hearing was call ed at the request of the Hev. A. a. I (iregg, field secretary of the Interna tional Reform Bureau, who also retire-' ACTIVE IN TENNESSEE republican party, will also fix has been on, delegate for every i!0K votes or fractional majority thereof. cast f r the republican presidential electors a' the preceedlng uatioual i; has beui suggested that an effort would be made to have the committee rescind the action taken two years ago In providing that hereafter ad mission t tlu convention hull would 1 by certificate only, from the score- or tn,- s ate committee. It is I il. ..I.- I, ...... ....... , ... .....oe,e., mai in,, column- '"aK" a"y bUPh fhan " lue rules. RAILWAY NEWS VARIOUS KINDS Erie Train Plunges Down Embankment Without Fatalities. INCOME UP, WAGES CO DOWN Consternation in Kansas Oil Fields Over Action of the Roads. DECLINE TO HANDLE PRODUCT Binghampton, N. Y., March 7. Th9 west bound Erie passenger, No. 7, carrying a number of imralgranTs. bound for the west, wag derailed here today and the engine, mail, baggage and express cars were plunged over an embankment into the street. None of the passengers were hurt. The wreck caught fire but the flames were qulcRljr extinguished . INCOME INCREASED, BUT SALARIES ARE REDUCED. Philadelphia, Pa., March 7. The an nual report of the Pennsylvania rail road, which has just been Issued, shows a net income for the year ot more than $38,000,000, an increase ot alKitit 110,000,000 as compared with. 1904. The report only gives the side of the company and does not say any. thing about the effect of the general retrenchments and reductions of sala ries upon the employes. OIL TRUST SUSPECTED BEHIND THE MOVEMENT. Topeka, Kas., March 7. The action of the railroads entering this state, ln deciding to discontinue transporting crude and refined oil at the rates named in the maximum freight rate law enacted by the state legislature ia year ago, has caused consternation among the independent refiners ofl ! state. The railroads declare that the ra;es named in the law are dls- criminative and confiscatory, and that they would lose money should thejr transport on at tbose figures. The maximum freight rote law was one of four enacted by the Kansas legislature during the height of the anti-Standard Oil company crusade a year ago and ha been the moat crvlcfabIo.; the four. Ti' cut ' t'.e freight rates on oil squarely in two and euabled the independent produc ers to find a market for their low grade or fuel oil. It also enabled the independent refiners to market their product on a parity with tho Standard Oil company In Kansas. Both the state refinery law and the act making oil pipe lines common carriers have already been declared unconstitu tional. The Independent producers and refiners will now make a deter mined effort to obtain from the su premo court a decision confirming the validity of the rate law. Feeling among independent producers here is strong, and there is a prevalent be lief that thp oil trust influence Is be hind the action of tho railroads. SHALL BE NO DELAY IN INSURANCE SUIT. Buffalo, N. Y., March 7. John M. Mllburn, attorney for the trustees of iork. He said: "Andrew Hamilton was sued along with the McCall es tate and the matter will be pressed Immediately In the courts for the re- turn of the money. I shall be in New York tonight and there will be no delay In prosecuting the suit." bockty for the Prevention of Vice. and various ministerial associations. It now appears that the attack on ace' rack gambling originated lu Washington, the prime mover being the Hev. Ir. Wilbur F. Crafts, super intendent of the International Reform Bureau, which has its general htad- qt'-irl n in l la; c.ty. For several nionl s llie bureau has been sendlnz i.teia urc and letters broadcast in this state, urging its members and Sup porters to ask Gnernor Higglns to do something to tdop race grambling. The governor admits that he has ry celved many letters of that kind. Dr. Crafts visited Albany a few weeks ago and interviewed ihe gover nor. He was Informed that the gov ernor was lu sympathy with the legis laiion against gambling on the race tracks. Dr. Crafts drafted the bill which was afterwards tun fnt-, uhmu thejfor intraductlon bv Anthony Corn- stock. The Kev. A. S. Crg-;. who has been lecturing for tile bureau lu Mas sachusetts, was t.hitt, d to Albany and, with the aid of influential friends, arranged for the lu'roductlon of the bill in both brunches of the legisla ture. Mr. dregs will now ghu his entire time, to the interests of lh Cassidy l.aiiiing bill and oUer biiriau work in this state. It Is known that (evern"r Higglns favors the bill. There are also a num ber of senators and assemblymen, not suspected now, who will support tho bill decisively whin the time comes. The principal opposition to tlu. hill will come from the fair aud agricul tural associations, wluse five iter cent tural associations, whjfce five per cent racing receipts would be imperil,,. should the bill become a law.