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ft'JIB DtBPATCH KOUNDED 1150, ?VyHOLE NUMBER 17,793, RICHMOND, VA., MONI3AY, FEBRUARY 8,1909. TlfE WBATHI3II TO-D.W? Cloti.ty. PRICE TWO CENTS. ED OF SILK HTS -*r i Sudden Jump in Quotations on the Conventional Frock Coa't. ALL ON ACCOUNT OF COMING.TAFtVlSIT So Many Committces Are Namec in Conncction With tlie Evcnt That Many of the Members Find Themselves Unable to Providc Ncccssary Wardrobe. NEW ORLEANR, LA.. February 7.? Quotatlons on lilgh sllk hats am frock ooats have taken a suddei Jump In tho local market. and It's al on account of Judge Wllllam Howari Taft. When it becaine dofinltely knowi that the PrVsldent-elect would returi from Tanama vla New Orlcans ncx Thursday, and that he had nccepted thi Invltatlon of thls clty to be Hs gues for two days, the cltlzenn who aaau'thni the tsuHk of maklng plnns for the en tertalntnont of the dUtingulshed vlstto immedtately got busy. The flrst ste| was tho appolntment of several dozei commlttees and thelr membcrshlp run into the thousands. There ls a commlttee on the lani receptlon and a commltteo on.the rlve receptlon, a commlttee on invltatlon and a commlttee on parade. a commlt tee on automoblles and a commlttc on carrlages. a commltteo on tho ban .|iiet and a commlttee on hot_l accom modatlons. These are but a few of th numerous commlttee.. appolnted. am thon thero are suhcommlttees on men' cards nnd music and dccoratlons an. ?ouvenlrs and many other things. It has been offlclally announced tha everybody who appears ln conncctlo wlth the receptlon before 6 o'clock l the evening must wear the convcntlon.i frock coat and hlgh hat. On accoun of cltmatlc condltlons and for varl ous other reitsoiis thls comblnation ha not beon a popular one In New Or leans, and there are several hundre commltteemen who find the day sc for Judgo Taft's arrival fast approacb Ing wlth thelr wardrobes stlll mlnu the preclous artlclea and little hope r. ?ccurlng them. The Pr-_._dent-e.ect ls to arrlve at th mouth of the rlver late next Wednei day nlght or Thur.day mornlng. Thoi he ls to leave the crulser North Car< llna and go aboard the llght-house ter der Oleander. The Oleander wlll pt him aboard the scout crulser Birmin. ham. and the Blrmlngham wlll brin him wllhln slght of New Orlcans, whei ho wlll be put aboard the steamer Ger eral Newton and brou__ht to the lanc The parade will traverse the princ pal streets of the clty. and wlll 1 brought to a halt at tho Clty Hal whero Presldent-elect Taft wlll 1 formally and offlclally welcomed t New Orleans by Mayor Martln Behi man. The Presldent-elect wlll al_ inuke a speech and, then the parade wl istart agaln and pass In revlew. At 9 o'clock the same evening tl Presldent-elect and Mrs. Taft wlll a tend the ball of the Elvcs of Obero one of the carnlval organlzatlons, i the old French Opera-House. Frlday mornlng at 10 o'clock a n ception wlll be tendered tho Preslden elect by the coiored Y. M. C. A. of Ne Orleans, Mrs] Taft wlll be entertalnt the same afternoon at the country clu The festlvltles wlll be brought to close wlth a blg banquet Frlday evei ing at the Hotel Grunewald. Cardln Gibbons has wlred from Baltlmore th: he wlll reaoh New Orleans Tuesda and wlll dellver the lnvocatlon at tl banquet The Presldent-elect wlll leave at 9: A. M. Saturday for Clnclnnatl, over t) Queen and Crescent route. MR. TAfTs.AILS ?<?_*? ?or Home, Well Satlstled Wl the Cunal Work. COLON. February 7.?Presldent-Ele Wllllam H. Taft and party left he ' _.t 6 o'clock thls evening on board t crulser North Carolina for Now C leans, accompanled by the crulser Mo tana. 'just prevlous to embarklng I* Taft gave out the followlngi "I am not prepared now to make Btatement as to the results of tho ti to the Isthmus, except to say that i havo found the work progressing in i most satlsfactory way. rhe org*nizatl hettor than ever before, the esprlt corps excellent,'and tho determlnatl Df all, even tho humblest laborer, t rected to the buildlng of tho canal. am sure thls has Impressed Itself up every one of the board of vlsiting e glneers, as lt has upon me. "Wlth reference to the type of t canal and the contlnuanco of the pr< ent plans, the engineers promlse tl they wlll be ?able to hand mo thelr l port by the tlme we land at New C leans." Governor Melendez and a large gal oritig were present at the dock to 1 _. the Presldent-elect farewoll, Lleutt ant-Colonel Goethals, chlef engineer tho canal, accompanled Mr. Taft on I North Carolina. Ho will proceed Washlngton to discuss the matter appropriations necessary for the co plotlon of tho work. As the tug whlch transferred the v ltors to tho crulsor moved away, . Taft bowed and called out laughlng "Keep your eye on that subterran. lake at Gatun." Durlng hia ten days here, Mr. Tt accompanled on many occaslons by speclal engineers who came to the Is mus wlth him, vlslted every sectlon the canal. Hls influenco was exer nlno ln bringlng about a better fc Ing between varlous fnctlo'ns that lu been opposlng each othor slnoe the 1 electlon. Hlriiiliii.hnm Dnte Cnnccled. BIRMINGHAM, ALA., February ' It ls announoed that tho rea-son the can'oellatlon of Presklent-E' Taft's vlslt to Blrmlngham thls w iOontinued on Page" Two, Coluran a BRYAN NOT INJURED ArrtrcM at Jnckionvllle Unlnirt, aml llrlil.-n AlllnillJ i li> *< ilih-iil. .TACKSONVILLE, FEA., February 7. ?Wllllam Jennlngs Bryan reached Jacksonvlllo at 7 o'clock this mornlng from Deland, and emphatlcally denles. the story sent out last nlght regard Ing the nlleged nutomoblle accldent near Tarpon Sprlngs, in whlch It was said that ho was bartly Injured aud under tr^atmoht.'in a Tampa hotel. Mr. Brynn. upon reachlng Jackson? vlllo thla mornlng, was met by hls cousln, Wllllam 8. Jennlngs. and taken to hls homo. Upon reading the report of the accldont, he stamped lt as false. saying that ho was th Lakeland untll noon Saturday, when he left for De? land. speaklng there Saturday nlght, leavlng there at mldnlght for Jackson vllln. Mr. Bryan ls In perfect health, and exprnssed hlmself fts belng pleasnd at hls receptlon here. Eong before 1 o'clock this afternoon the Duvall The atre was paeked to standlng-room only, nt least 3,000 persons belng turn? ed away at tho doorB, Tlie lecture, "The Prince of Penc?>," wns delivered here/and was well recelved. Mr. Bryan belng accorded ovntlon after ovntlon. Mr, Ilrvnn left .Incksonvllle at f. o'Hook this afternoon for De Funlak Sprlngs, Fla. NOTHING REVEALED liivrmllgnMon Fnlln to HrlnR Anylhlng to I.tglit ln Murt1*r Can*. DAYTON, OHIO, February 7.? Wltn ^ the concluslon of a mlscroscoplc exam- \ lnutlon of the stomach. In search of the posslble traces of polson, the flnal nutopsy on the body of Ellzaboth Ful hart, of Vandalia, Ohlo, Dayton's lat est murder i ctlm, to-day falled to re veal the lmmedlate cause ot the glrl's death. The only tangiblo theory left, the pollce say, is that the glrl may have been drugged for brutal purposes, whlch accldentally proved fatal, stnd the body thrown Into the aban- . doned clstern to cover up tho traceB of the crlme. Roy Cooley, a close frlend of Mlss Fulhart, who was detalned by the po? llce for examlnatlon, was released to day. Albert Wllkle. reputed to be the glrl's flance, stlll is held, buf it is ex pected' that he, too, will be released soon. Chief Allaback said to-night: "There Is absolutely nothing new. 1 believe, nowever, that we will make at IcaHt one arrost early this week." OBJECT TO* "SALOME" IMillnd-IpIilii Clergymen Wlll Call Meet ?tiK to Make I'mii-ni. PHIEADEEPHIA, PA, February 7.? Energetlc protest to the proposed pro duction of "Salome" by Oscar Ham mersteln, at his Philadelphla opera house Is to be made by the clergymen of this city. The RevTSamuel Upjohn, D. D., rector ! j of St. Luke's Protestant Eplscopal '| Church, Germantown, condemns the ,'opera as indecent and sacrllegious, and rjprotests against auch ""Insults to ' [Chrlstlanlty" belng glven on the stage. ,|The Rev. Floyd AV. Tomklns. D. D., .'! rector of Holy Trinlty Eplscopal Church, also condemns the opera ln .vlgorous terms and x^Ui on other mhi Isters of the city to unlte ln opposition to the production. lt is said that a meeting of the clergy will be called for early next week to make formal protest. TO TEST LAW Ualtlmore Mnungcr Glven Publlc Con cert on Sunday. BALTIMORE, MD., February 7.? Manager Bernhard Ulrich. of the Lyrlc. to-day took another step in hls cam? paign for Sunday music ln this city, when he gave a concert at the house named for pay. The police allowed the performance to be glven, contenting themsetves with taking the names of a number of people in tho audience. These wlll be summoned before the grand Jury whlch wlll pass upon the matter. The concert was glven wlthout the retjuired pollce permlt, the oiflcials taking tlie ground that the law for bldding ln tlils city Sunday concetits, to whlch admission is charged is very expllclt, and'that under it no permlt can be issued. It is this law which Manager Ulrich wishes to test fully. STANDARD'S REQUEST Not to Toke Stnte In Pnrtnerahlp, But Modlfy Conrt Order. JEFFERSON CITY. MO., February 7.?Attorney-General Major, ln a state? ment Issued to-nlght relative to the motlon tor modiflcation of judgment of ouster filed by the Standard Oil Company of Indlana, said: "The proposed modiflcation is not an offer to do business ln partnership With the State, but that the Judgment of ouster be modlfied and the matter held in abeyance, and in the meantUne permlt the company to do business under the oye of the court ot the State. If the court deslred, lt could, under the modiflcation, proceed at any tlme to render a judgment of flnal ouster. "Under the modiflcation as proposed, the State could control. the price of the products and prevent the company from recouplng Its losses in flnes from the people.'V KILLED HIS DOG As a Itenult Two Are Dead and One Mortnlly Wounded. ALEXANDRIA, LA.. February T.? News reached here to-day of a fatal duel at Hlnston, ten mlles south of Alexandrla, lato Saturday. ln whlch Hepry and Bud Barrin'gton, fathei; and son, on one slde," and Robert and Charles Weatherford, brothers, on the otlier, were tho opposing combatants. As a result both of the P.arrlngtons are dead and Robert Weatherford lles mor-. tally wounded. The tragedy is said to have grown out of the kllllng of Robert Weathpr ford's dog by Bud Barrington Friday. Charles Weatherford, who' escaped .be? lng shot, Immedlately, 5urrendered to Deputy Sheriff .Crawford at Hlnston. FLEET PASSES PORTUGAL neiir-Adiiilrnl Sperry Slgtinl* from Flugfthlpi "AH Well." CAPE SAINT VINCENT, PORTUGAL, February 7.?The American battoship fleet, tindor command of Rear-Admiral Sperry, homeward bound from Glbral? tar, passed tht'a polnt at 10 o'clock this mornlng. The flagshlp slgnalled: "All well." To Iletttrn Charter. 1NDIANAPOLIS, IND? Fobruary 7,-? Presldent Lewis.i of the United Mlne AVorkers of Amorloa, announcod to-day that the charter of the Hudson (Ind.) Mlners* Union would be returned, and that tho dlfferences betwe.en the offi cera of Di&trlct No, 11 and the national officors had been settled. This oontroversy was ono of'the 1m portant ones ln tho recent mlnera* con vantion ln thla city. MnOinio L ?irst?itizens of United States 'to Attend Centennial Ceremonies. 'RESIDENT IS TO BE PRINCiPAL SPEAKER 'ardinal Gibbons Unablc to Be Present to Pronouncc the Invo cation?Preparing to Convcy the Crowds tcf Kentucky Farm, Where He Was Born. ' OUISVILLE, KY? February 7.? fcome of the first cltlzens of the ?* .United States wlll pay homage ii Abraham Lincoln at the old homcstead f the Llncoln famlly ln Larue county, ly., on tho occaslon of Presldent Lin oln's centenary, February 12, when ho corner-stone of a marblo memorlal ia!l wlll be lald by Presldent Roose clt. The last preparatlons were made ?esterday. Flve tralns wlll be run to lodgenvllle from Loulsvllle on Feb uary 12 to cnrry the varlous delega lons. Ileprcsentativcs of the Repub Ican and Democratlc cotnmlttees of ventucky wlll havo places of proml ieni:e ln the ceremonies, Cardinal Gibbons wlll not be able to >e present to pronounce the Invoca lon. Mrs.. Koosevelt and Mlss Roose ?elt wlll be members of the President's tarty. When Kentucky women learnod hut they were comlng, they became ilivo wlth Interest and plans for at endlng the ceremonies. Yrrntuscinrnt of Trnlim. The first traln wlll leave Loulsvllle :arly Frlday mornlng to carry mose vho desire to reach the farm ln time o roam OA'er the acres where Llncoln ilayed as a child. The second traln wlll carry a band, slxty militiamen ?ighteen cavalrymen and flfty news laper men. The third traln will bear Federa md Confederate A*eterans, who aro tc ict as escorts to the Presldent; vet srans of the Spanlsh War and Gover? nor Augustus E. Willson and hls staff rtio fourth traln will carry Loulrvlllf business men, whlle the flfth wll bear the Presldent, Mrs. Roosevelt Mlss Roosevelt, Secretary Loeb ant Secretary of War Wright. NATIONAL HOLIDAY IIiij Wlll He Celrbi-nted In Mtin; Placcti AAlth Dlatlm-ralshed Spenker-i. NEW YORK. February 7.?Th. progress at Washlngton of the meas ure to make February 12 a natlona hollday has stlmulated Interest ln th centenary annlversary of Llncoln' birth, which will be observed nex Frlday throughout the country. Strlctly speaklng, there can be a natlonal hollday. for ln thls matte the States make their OAvn legislatlor and thls measure lf It becomes a la wlll apply ln a legal sense only t the District of Columbiu. the Terrl torles and Federal Instltutlons. Eigh States have made February 12 a holl day, but the obserA*ance thls year wll not be limlted to these States. On that day at Hodgenvllle, Ky Presldent Roosevelt wlll.lay the cor ner-stone of a memorlal hall on th old "Llncoln Farm." > i At Sprlngfleld, 111., there wlll "b addresses by Wllllam .1. Bryan, Am bassador Bryce and Ambassador Jus seiand. Presldent-Elect Taft wll speak at a banquet at New Orlean: and Vice-Presldent-Elect Shermanwll make an address at the Chamber c Commeroe dlnner at Plttsb'urg. A noon CJnlted States Senator Lodge wl addross the Massachusetts Leglslatur ut Boston. In New York Clty ther wlll be several notable Llncoln dlr ners. MISSEDTHETIDE Ovotlou. to Captnln Scalby and "Jncli Btnna la Dcluyed.' LIVERPOOL, Februarj- 7.?The Whi1 Star steamer Baltlc, on which Captal Sealby, who commanded the Republ when she went down two weeks a@ off Nantucket, and "Jack" Blnns, tl AVlreless operator, were passenger mlssed the tide in' the Mersey, and wl not arrlve here untll to-morrow mori ing. CroAvds that had been, waitlng 1 glve the two men an ovatloh we) greatly disappolnted. ESTABLISH ORPHANAGE Red Crosa to Ald Queen Helena Hclplug *the Chlldren. ROME. February 7.?It ls offlclal announced that the American Natton Red Cross, through Ambassador Grl com, haa put $260,000 at the dlspos of the commlttee organlzed by Quei Helena, which has undertaken the e tablisbment o? an o'rphanage to 1 devoted to the care of chlldren le homeless and Avlthout parents by- t: earthquake dlsaster. The instltution will be called V. American Red Ci'oss Orphanage, and Is intended to brtng- up the ohlldn as agrlculturists. ?_ SCH00NER ASHORE 'In Sheltered Poaltlon and la Rxpect. to Be Floatcd. WAKEFIELD. R. I., February T, Tho three-masted British schoon Fleetly, Captain Creaser, which H Lunenburg, N. S?^January 28 for Ne York, Avith wood pulp went asho shortly after dark to-nlght about thre quarters 'of a mlle west of Polnt J dlth llght, and inslda Polnt Judlth ho .bor. As her positlon Avas a shelter one, lt was thought she could be floti ed. Her creAv remainB on board. DUEL IN DEADW00D Both Combntnnln Are Dead aa Heai of tbe ISneonnter. DESLOOE, MO., February 7.?Geor Ketcherslde and John Hughes foue a duel in the maln stroet of Deadwoi near here, last nlght, and eaoh b\ fered fatal wounds. Hughes was carrlod to tho homo hls slster and dled twenty mlnu later. Ketchersido avus dead whon". frlends reached hls sldo. i X FORTUNE FOR PETS Woninii In AVIII Ikikiivm lliiMbniid U'lin l-'riind-iiloii lllmrce. HAflTFORD. CON.V., February 7.? The will of Mrs. Mary II. SnoW, wlio dled in thls city on January lOtli. aviih oiiored boforo Judgo AVaido Marvlft in the Probate Court. To tlie huaband Is glven only what the law provtdes. Tho reslduo of tlie estate, AVhlch la valued at about $50,000, ls ioft for the care and niainlenunce of Mrs. Stiow's horses and dogs. Tha will Avas drawn ln 1900. At that tlme Mra. Snow owncd thirty dogs and aaven horses, and lt wnn her Intcntlon that lier estate should bo used entlrely for the caro of these Btilmals. A trust fund of $32,000 is set aslde for the care of tlio liorsc*, whlch are to be tumed ovor to William Putnani, of Boston. He la tu pay .laincs Mo rl.irlty, Mrs. Snow's coacliman, $1,500 a year as long aa any horso survlvos and $900 annually after the last one dlos. The aum of $10,000 Is loft to Miss Phila C. Mlller. of Orftnge. Mass., to bo used ln carlng for tlio dogs. At the death of the last dog the aum wlll go to Mlsa Mlller. ? , All but one of tho horses have dled slnce the wlll Avas drawn, and only ten dogs are now allve, Mra'. Snow waa the daughter of P. B. Francla, of Brattleboro, Vt., and in early llfe was married to Dr. Henry P. Duclos, who Avas conncrted with the Hartford Life and Annulty Insurance Company. In the early part of last year ejhc brought a sult for dlvorce against Dr. Snow. He contested the sult and tho court declded In-his favor. Mrs. Snow gave notice of an appeal to tho Suprnmo Court, and the record of the \nan wais belng prcpared for tho prlnter when the clerk of the court learned that Mrs. Snow had dled on January 19. It is expeeted that Dr. Snow wlll con teat the wlll. ?.-? MAKE WORLD DRY L'nlvernnl Tempernnce Conference I? Propowed by Texn* Stutesmnti. "vVASHIXGTOX, February 7.?A unl versal "water wagon" Is the proposi-^, tion submltted to the Houso by Itepre sentative Sheppard, of Texas. From the North to the South Pole. from Copenhagen to Madrid, from AVaco to the Tombigbee, he would have the thlrsty wayfarer abstain from any thlng that IntoxicateB. He Introduced a bill providlng that the Presldent shall call a world'B temperance confer ence of all natlona represented at The Hague Peace Conference, for the pur pose of conslderlng leglslatlon curtail lng the uso of Intoxicating llquors. drugs, narcotics and other "dangeroua" articles, Includlng tobacco. Accordlng to the provlsions of thls bill, the Presldent is to appoint not less than 100 delegates from the Unlted States, and ls to rcquest other powers to send tAveH'e representatlves each to the conference, whlch- Is to be held in AA'ashington or "somo other seaport tOAvn." The bill was referred to the Committee on Forelgn Affalrs. INVESTIGATING tfURDER Coroner's Jnry Trylnjj tn'dlncover "tt'lio Killed Mlin Konen. OTTUMAVA, IOWA, February 7.?Ten tvltnesses were examlned thls after? noon by the coroner's jury summoned to solve the mystery of the death of Miss Clara Kosen, whose body was found yesterday. Avlth the skull crush ed, a short distance from her home. Joseph Hopkins, a negro employed as government meat Inspector at a packing house, has been detained. A search Avarrant has boen. issued to traco." it possible, the diamond rlng and brooch AVhlch were stolen from Miss Rosen at the tlme she was slaln. It developed to-day that Miss Rosen, who Avas a stenographer, had repeated ly told her employer that a negro had" been followlng her for some time, and had stared at her from street corners. AVitnesses before the coroner's jury stated that on Friday nlght theA' saw a man ln a black overcoat and cap ln the vlclnity AVhere the body was found. but could not tell Avhether he Avas a negro. * At Oskaloosa two suspects are ln jall. THREATEN NEGR0ES Alleged Georgia Xlght Hldcrn Try to Scare Off Carpenters. "WAYCROSS, GA., February 7.?Con 8lcterab!e excitement was caused at Pearson, a small station thlrty milea northwest of Waycrosa, thls mornlng when it became known that five ne groes employed by the Atlantlc Co.i3t Line Rallroad in bulldlng a new depot at that place had recelved warnings from self-styled nlght rldera, to leave the community forthwith. or death ?would be meted out to.thcm. Two notlces were recelved by the negro car? penters as folloAvs: "You negro carpentera, we glve you untll Saturday nlght to leave here un? der penalty of death. (Signed) "NIGHT RIDERS." The dopot at Pearson was burned on October 10, and the origln of the flre ls declared to have been Incendlary. Sfcecial agents of the Atlantio Coast Line have arrlved thero to Investlgate the threats of the so-oalled nlght rlders, and It ls announced that arrests wlll probably follow wlthlVt a few daya. - ? HONOR DEAD RABBI Remnrknble Outpourlnur of All Xntlou nlltlcs at t?e Fwneral. NE"W YORK, February 7.?There was a remarkable otitpourlng of all natlon alltles oAvlng alleglanco to the Jewlsh falth to-day Avhen the thousands nf dwellers on the lower East Side Ilned the streets in the tenement district io wltness the passing of the funeral pro cesaion of Dr. Adolph M. Radin, pastor of the People's Synagogue of tho Edu catlonal Alliance. Men and women promlnent ln financlal and benevolent circles took part tn the servloes In tho synagoguo. Forty-one organlza tlons parttclpated in the aervicea. Rabbl Radin dfed last Frlday at the age of slxty years. For many years he had Avorked unceasingly on the East Side tor the bettorment of thoae ot the Hebrew faith. ? '? ? SC0RES THE STAGE ils Archblahop Fnrlcy Siiyn Some Playt Are "Orglew of ObNcenUy,'* NEW YORK. February 7.?"The stage Is worse to-day than it waa ln thf. daya of paganlsm," sald Archhlahoi Farley ln hia sermon itt St. Patrlck's Cathedral to-day. Ho waa preachlng on the iniluenco of a bad example. The archblahop aald: "All about us men and women aK aettlng evil oxamplea. Men hoary wttl age often lnsplro wlth evil tho mindi of the young. They go to tho puhlli places and lo the theatrea in shamo leaaneaB, and they brlng wlth then youngstera tvho cannot oacape oorrup tion. Wo aoo to-day men and Avomet who ought to knoAv hetter bringlng tht young- to thoaa orgies of obsconltY." IIILTIIIFFI. HEGESSARY american Experts View the Action of the French With Alarm. JNITED STATES MUST PAY MAXIMIIM RATE .11 Other Commcrcial Nations oi the World Are Given the Bene-' fit of the Miiiiminu Rate, Greatly Affecting Inipor tations from This Country. MT7 7ASH1NGTON, D. C, February 7. VA/ ?American tarlft experts do not T " view wlth comptaccncy tlio .robabillty that the French govern nent wlthin the next year wlll put nto operatlon a revised tarlff whlch, t ls belleved, wlll havo the effect ot erlou3ly dlscrlrnlnating against Im ? orts Into France from the Unlted Itatcs. Under the present tarlft law hu Unlted States ls compelled to pa> he maxlmum rate on all .Importatlons, vhlch fact ls sufllclent practlcally- tc .rohlbit the Importallon uf many artl les of Amorlcan productlon. A. very pertlnent fact to be consld ?red'ln thls sltuatlon Is the ne\s .'rench-Canadlan treaty, now belng oncludcd, under whlch, It Is sald, Can ida ls to receive all the mlnlmun ates of the French tarlff. N Affcct* 1/* MOHl. The new French tarlff, lncreaBlng a; t does the dlfference between tho ma.v mum and mlnlmum rates, wlll af_ec! he Unlted States more than any othei lommerclal nation in the world, Thh sountry Is now tho only commerclallj mportant country the Importatlons o .vhlch retnaln subject ln most cases ti :he French maxlmum tarlff. Thi: ihange wlll be sufllclent to entlrel: itop the Importatlon ot the cheape lnes of machlne-made poods, on whlcl ;he margln of proflt ls'small, and th' :arlff dlscrlmlnatlon sulliclent to wlp .ut thls margln altogether. lt is the u/plnion of government ex perta here that such acllon ori the par it France makes absolutely necessar: i dual .tarlff on the part of the Unite. States, and that the new law now he ing framed by Congres" must contitl: provlsIonB for both mlnlmum and mux imum rates. The records of th* Bureau of Statls tics show that the total Imports fror France Into the Unlted States durln; the last liscal year were valucd a $101,999,041, as against $127,803,407 fo the nscal year 1907. Th? exports fror the Unlted States Into France for th last year amounted to .116,123,468. a against $113,604,692 for the year 1907. ?--_ LADYLIKE cows Itoosevcltii Double Tclla Hoiv to Klc vate the Gen.le-Byed Klnr. MIDDLETOWN, N. Y., February 7. The Rev. L. Wllllam Hones, pastor < the Presbyterlan Church at Roscoe, S'u llvan county, wldely known as tli double of President Roosevelt, edlts weekly paper called tho Roscoe-Roc. land Review. In tho current numbt be glves some advlce to dalrymen r( gardlng the productlon ot sanltar mllk. "About a year ago," says Ihe mlt Ister, "we offered Dr. Darllngton soit excellent advlce on the subject handllng mllk In the clty. He dldn act on it, whlch was unwlse as lt w unklnd, We now address ourselvt to the dalrymen.^ He then says amoti other things: "Break the cow of the hablt < wlptng her nose wlth her tongue. TI cure for the hablt ls slmple. Place blt of bltter aloes ln each nostrll thn times a day untll the cow ceasea. hi unlovely task. "Use a sterlllzed medlclne droppe whlch must be employed only one These are cheap, costlng only $3 gross. A dalry of thlrty cows wou: only requlre four gross a week. "When bossy has learned to appri oiate the tender, upllftlng work, plai a handkerehlef wlthin easy reach i the cow. Saturate It with a little sa water untll bossy becomes accustomt to feel the humanlzing eifects of llne Then substltute cologne. These han. kerohlef.! should be of good llnen, yard squa.e, and chan'ged three t!m a day. Llnen bought by the bolt i balo ls cheaper than by the yard. Th part of the new method wlll be a qulred hy the cow anywhere from thr months to three years, accordlng to tl Intelllgence of the cow and the patlen of the dalryman." AN0THER MAflTYR Trnra. Arrented for Slecplug on St nt of Xathnn Hale.,. NEW YORK, February 7.?A belat and seedy wayfarer early yesterd mornlng, seelng a place in the Clty Hi Park that looked as though by recli ing against lt It could support 1 weary body, crossed the strlp ot gr_ ln front of the Nathan Hale statue. Here he curled up and was sleepl soundly as passers-by were golng work on the Broadway slde 6f t park. Right over hls head was cai-v in the granlte pedestal: "I regret tl' I have but one llfe to glve to my cou try." A pollceman appeared later a took the sloeper to the Oak Street Sl tlon. "What's your buslness?" asked t llentenant In oharge. _ "I guess T'tn another mnrtyr," a swered the vlottm. OLDEST INHABITANT Mra. Margaret Murphy, of Mliml__.ii 1)1. h, Aged 103. NAPOLEON, MISS., February 7,?M Margaret Murphy, sald to have be the oldest Inhabltant ot Mlsslsslppl, dead. She passed away at the home of 1 son here yestorday. She was nea 103 years of age, and ono of tho f remalnlng penslonora of tho War 1812, ln whlch her late huahand serv ?? ' ' ? ? ? ? DUtlllery Biiron. LOUISVILLE, KY., February 7.?P of the dlatllllng plant of Bernh* Broe., boyond the plty llmlts, \ burned to-day. The d_.n_.Q_gf. la I7B.C CQvered hy luauroiioo. VALUABLE ESTATE t'nrpnrnllon Lnwyer'a Mnbllltlei- $37' l<!?, tlla A.iscIh -51.41I. NEW YORK, February 7.?Each of Niitban Kllsworth Reed's flfty credltors wlll recelve a fractlon less than 3 cents on the OA'erage, accordlng to Wll? llam E'. Sontherlnnd, the trustee whom tho United States District Court ln Tornton, N. J., appolnted to dlstrlbute Mr. Reed's avallable nssets. Mr, South jerlnnd expressed yesterday tlm hope that tlie credltors ivlll not dlsslpate thn money. He flnda that Mr. Reed's obllgatlons amount to $277,189.39 and hls actiifll cash assets to $1.43, now ln tlio safn of thn Cnrnegle Trust Com? pany, this clty, and carefully giiarded oy tho watchmnn. Slr. Reed applled yosterrlay to be tllscliarged from bnnk ruptey to Referee Adams, of Nowark, whom the court nppolnted ln the ctifl-t*. The cash must be dlstrlbuted before Mr. Reed ls dlschargcd from bank ruptcy. Reed is a corporatjon iaAvyer and bro ker llvlng ln East Oi'tuige, N. J., nnd havlng an offlce at 35 Nassau Street, Manhattan. He fllcd a petltlon In bank rttptcy, which he himself Avrote, last October. Much of tho money which Mr. Reed owes ho said he borrowed In antlcipation of revenue which did not accriio from hls Investments. ln hls schcdulcs, filed wlth hls petltlon, he said he owes men ln Scotlnnd $150,000, men In England $51,000, and men ln Ireland $500. Among his credltors in thls clty are i .lacob Mlller, 120 Broad way. $J,37R: George 8. Blsby, -10 Church Street. $400 for rent; Provldent Havtngs Llfe Oom pany, $1,061.60 for oillce rent; Andrew and Georgo Holland, $1.C60.27; Fulton Bank, of Brooklyn, $6S'?..10, and Jitllus A. Sternberg, $18,720.18. Mr; Ileed stated hls assets as $22, 1+6.33, which lncluderi the cash ln bank nnd $21,000 and odd ln the Antl-Prlc tlon Journal Box Company ot Amerlca. 0PINI0NS DIFFER Trvo lleports to Come un Hill I'rotect Inft the AVnlcr Shed*. WASHINGTON, D. C. February 7.? The wide dlfference of oplnlon among the members of tbe House Commlttee on Agrlculture on the bill which secks to provlde for the protectlon of the water sheds of navlgable streams ls evldenced ln the report Avhlch accom panies the bill. Tbe opinlons of J;he majorlty, as ex pressed by Ropresentatives Weeks, of Mnssachusetts. and Lever. of South Carollna, ave practically those ot the si'lmlnlstratlon. The general scope of the bill permlts the acqulrement of lands ln any part of the United States when consldered advlsable by the Na? tlonal Forest Reservatloh Commission. Avhlch the bill creates. It provldes that tbe Geologlcal Survey must Ilrst determine what the laml to be acqulred wlll promote or protect the naviga bllltrf of streams. Tlio majorltv report declares that the (lood damage In the United States has increased from $'5,000;$00 in 1300 to $118,000,000 tn 1907, and'that tbje great est increascs are on streams on whos-j water-sheds the forests have been henvlly cut. Thn mlnorlty. report, which ls slgn ed by Chalrman Charles F. Scott and four other members. contends that there is no vital connectlon between the forests and the malntenance of navlgability in navlgable streams. These members argue In favor of In structlng the farmers in proper tillago of tho soll nnd in protectlng the forests from flre as more deslrable than tho purchase of lands which would be made unjjroductlvo. and woulfl be taken from ihe local tax rolls. CHILD FOR JUDGE. linexnectedly Gcla l?o**-io*?i*lon ot "nnce Sulrldc FInt" nnby. DES MOINES, February 6.?Mrs. L. S. Fisher, who llves tn the fnshlonable Martlndale apartment house, carrylng ln her arms a pretty ten-iveeks'-ou babyglrl she had adopted flvo Aveeks ago, Avent to the Juvenlle courtroom, preslded over by Judge Jesso A. Mlller. "It cannot be, Your Honor, that a landlortl can make orders forbid'dlng us to keep such a sweet little mltc as this in our own rented apartments. and hat the law wlll sustaln hlm." she said. Judge Mlller looked at the blue-^eyed, golden-haired baby, then reached for a law book. For some minutes he read carefully in tlje code. "I cannot find anythlng here ttiat says landlords may not bar babies from thelr proporly lf they so deslre," he said. ? Suddenly Mrs. Fisher steppod forward. laid the baby in the judge's lap, turned about and scurrted out the door. "Here! Stop! Stop!" commanded the court. But defylng arrest for contempt the woman fled dOAvn thn stalrs and out Into the street. The embarrassed judge handed tho Infant to the woman probatton offlcer, Mrs. Francis McFarland. Later ho de? clared that he will take little Lucllla home untll she can be placed ln a prl vate famlly which does not resido ln what he termed "race sulclde flats." MANY RESIDENCES BURN Flre ln South Macon Dealroya Twenty Slx?Lom, $40,000. MACON, GA., February 7.?Flre orlgl natlng ln a cottago on Wllder Street, In South Macon, thls mornln-f at tl o'clock, drlvcn by a stlff wind, rapldly spread to adjolnlng dAvelllngs. result lng ln the complete destructlon of tAventy-slx resldonces. tho loas on bulld? lngs and personal property amountlng to approxlmately $40,000. The residences, Avere substantlal cot tages sltuated on Pebble nnd Wllder Streots, and were occupled by whlte resldents. The flro being outslde tho city boundary, it Avas somotime before tho clty flre department Avas ordered out. For two hours tho flro burned un ohecked. Approxlmately $11,000 worth of personal proporty Avas destroyed. Pl. STEAMER MUNIN SAFE ArrlA'eaiitDnrleii.OeorKlJi, Afler Crnia Ing Off Slniiige Coast. DARIEN, OA? February 7.?Beoauso on a strange coa&t, and because of the fog and haze that haa clouded tho Ava? ter for several days. Captain Larsen. of the Norwoglnn steamer Munln, out of Noav York, January 26, for Sapolo, Avas afraid to approach too near Sapelo, and was unable to spoak paae Ing vessels. Fur thls_reason, though, he has boeti crulsing up and do>wn oft the coast for several days. whlle many feared he Avlth hls shlp had aunk ofl Diamond Shoals lightship whlle hls shi*: 1ms boen misBlng, though at no time in dangor, He appeared off Tybee to day, and was glven a pllot and oamc Into Sapelo. The report that he wat off Doby Bar Avas oorreot, but ho pui out to tea, beforo r-Llot boats raachec iiiui ii TI BILL Jsing All of His Influence to Prevent-Japanese Legislation. 1ENDS TELEGRAMS ' TO THE OFFICIALS Icnator Newlands, of Nevadfy Givcs ? Out a Statement in Which He Says Question Is Not One for Diplo mats.but for State Lcgislatures. SACRAMENTO, CAL., Fobruary 7.?. ^ Japanese legislation wlll be to the *-'> fore tlils week ln both hranches if 'the California Legtslature. Two illls will bo thc subject of dlscussion or reconslderatlon in the Assembly on" Vednesday. One of theso, alreadj lassed by the House, segregates Japan ise in publlo schools, while the other mpowers mtinlcipallties to segregate n resldentlal quarters all undeslrabla . illens, whoso presence mlght, ln the ipinlon ot the Bciards of Supervlsors, ie Inimlcal to tho purpose, health and norals of the communltles. It is the school bill that most deepljr :oncerns Presldent Roosevelt, and be ween this tlmo and AVednesday lt la sxpected national authoritlea will hrow additional llght on the subject. t Is stipposed that this wlll show tha rue state of dlplomatlc negotlatlons row pendlng between Japan and the Jnlted States and reveal the reason 'or Mr. Roosevelt's numerous tele rrams to the Governor urglng post poncment of further actlon on antl Japanese . legislation. Presldent In Grnteful. The follpwlng telegram has been sent ly Presldent Roosevelt: "Washington, D. C, February 6, 'Hon. Phillp A. Stanton, Speaker of the Assembly, Sacramento, Cal.: "Please accept the expression of pro 'uunil obligation on behalf of the \merlcan people as a wholo for the iilgh and patrlotlc services you are ren lerlng. 1 have unllmtted confldence n the good sense and rtght-mlndedness jf the people of the State of California. 1 know that they appreclate that the national government is at this moment engaged ln dolng everything lt can to achleve the ends that California has ln vlew, while at the same tlme preserv'-"" ing unbroken the relations of respect and good wlll with a-great and frlend ly nation; and therefore I am sure the people of California will support you in taking the position you have taken, which is so eminently in the interests, . not only of the American people as a whole, but especlally of the State ot California. (Slgned) "THE0D0RE ROOSEVELT." The Senate wlll take a fllng at the Japanese iiuestlon to-morrow. The de? bate will be upon the report of the . Commlttee on Executlve Communica tlons, whlch recommended last week that no actlon be taken at this session on any of the bills Introduced in the Legislaturo tending to interrupt the relations between Japan and the United States. Another Roosevelt Telegram. NEW YORK, February 7.?A speclal dlspatch recelved to-night from San Francisco states that Presldent Roose? velt telegraphed the followlng to Gov? ernor J. N. Gillett, San Francisco: "I saw Flint as soon as your messaga came. He has been helplng me in ?very posslble way, and after consultlng with hlm I wired Speaker Stanton a mes? sage which he can make publio If he thlnks It advlsable. Please see hlm. I am astounded at Perklns's conduct. Ha has for the past seven years done what ever he could to hamper us ln tho fipbulldlng of the navy, and has acted against tho real advocates of the navy. Yet now he advises a pollcy of wanton insult. "I have nothing to advlse at the present moment, but I cannot speak too hlghly in pralse of the course you have followed. I supposo by telegram to the Speaker is the best way I can render assistance. Please wire me it there ls anythlng I can do. (Slgned) ??THEODORE ROOSEVELT." Cnliforiiln Not Exclted. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., February lt ?That Callfornlans ln general are not taking great interest in the proposed Japanese legislation at Sacramento ls apparent from replies to innuiries oent by the Associated Pres<kto all porttons of the State. Seemtnjfly, no one ls exclted over the situatlon, but the leg lslators themselves. Aslde from a protest from San Fran? cisco business men against actlon on the subject by the Legtslature at this tlme, there have been no publlc meet? lngs or other demonstratlons for or against the Japanese measures now bo? fore tho Legtslature. Not Tliue <o Talk. LOS AKGELES. CAL., February 7.? Speaker Phillp A. Stanton to-nlght said that the telegram sent by the Presl? dent to hlm on February 6 was not the toiegram on whlch he based hls appeal to the Assembly on February 5, but lt is the only communicatlon whlch he haa recelved from the President whlch he ls at liberty to make publlc. "I do not belleve that It is the tlme for me to talk of this matter," he said to-nlght. "I take it that whatever reason the Presldent may have for wlshlng to provont Japanese legislation at this tlme wlll be dlvulged at the proper tlmo, aml will bo found by tho people to bo sufflcleut." Interest ln Oregom PORTLAND, ORE.. Februsry 7.?Thu dolngs of tho California Legislaturo |n_ regard to tho Japanese. whlle followed with interest ln Portland ure dlseas.-iod but llttle. Santlment ot nearly all olasses Is in favor of discouraglng tho emlgratlon of Japanese to thl3 coun? try, and bills and resohitions are pend? lng or preparlng in tha Legislaturo at (Coatiauia~?R' P??* Twn, Cplumn 61