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BRITONS MAY GET BACK TROPHY AMERICAN NIBLICK KNIGHTS ARC CONFIDENT Travis Refuses to Make Another Ef fort on Foreign .Links— lnter* national Match on PresU wick Course Interest In the golfing world soon will be centered on the famous Prest wlck links In Scotland, one of the "clas sic" courses. Beginning May 22d, the amateur championship of Great Britain will be held there. The event is of unusual Interest here because an Amer ican Is the holder of the coveted trophy. Walter J, Travis of the Garden City Golf club has said on more than one occasion | that he would not return to Great Britain to defend his title, gained so brilliantly last May at Sandwich. There will be more or less pressure brought to bear on the "Old Man," however, and many golfers will not b« surprised to see him try again. When H. Chandler Egan, the na tional champion, announced that he was going abroad and Intended to play over the . famous courses In Great Britain, it was thought that the Harvard boy would certainly follow Travis' example and compete in the amateur tourney at Prestwick. Egan says he has no Intention of playing In the champion ship. .. .For forty years Charlie Hunter has been In charge of the Prestwick green, and to show its appreciation of his ser vices the club »is going to have his | portrait painted. It will be hung In the I clubhouse, and a smaller likeness ■will be presented to Hunter. ' An Old Golfer ' With the exception of old Tom Mor ris, Hunter is the only golfer left who ■ played for the first championship belt and cup. Hunter was born In 1836, and .; played golf before the Prestwick club ■was founded. In the first champlon y ship In 1860, Hunter secured sixth place. ! His best record -was made In 1862, when he finished third. /' Jin the home-and-home matches be tween Prestwick, St. Nicholas and Kins James. Vl. clubs. Hunter was on the winning side on two occasions. About this time he joined the professional ranks. •He. did not retire from competitive play until near the close of the '80s. He was a better match than medal player. The veteran is the father of Dave Hunter, the popular professional of the Essex Country club. " Although the Prestwick course covers a scant 6000 yards in actual playing distance, it Is one of the best natural elghteen-hole circuits' In Scotland. There are tricky holes at which all the famous golfers, both amateur and pro fessional, have come to grief, but when everything- is going just right it is possible to get round In low figures. ; Robert Maxwell, former amateur champion, made a sixty-six. The pro fessional record is sixty-nine, made by John Hunter, son of Charlie. The distances of the holes are: Out— 300, 150, 400, 350, 175. 350, 175, 400, 495— 2795. In— 4oo, 315, 500, 410, 325, 300, 250. 400, 255—3155. Total— s9so. SAN FRANCISCO TEAM SHUTS OUT CHICAGO Coast Players Bat Out Three Runs and Nationals Get a Goose. Egg By Jluocla'ad Press. I'- SAN FRANCISCO, March 19.— The Ban Francisco team shut out the Chi cago club today by a score of 3 to 0. ; The locals put up a fine fielding gam*, the feature of which was Mohler's ■ work a^/second. He handled thirteen chancy*. Whalen pitched the first thrfee innings for the home team with / out allowing a hit. He then gave way to Wheeler, whose slow ball puzzled the visitors. Chicago tried three pitch ers, the second being Brown, against whom three runs were scored. Score: R. H. f.. Chicago ...0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—o0 — 0 4 4 San Francisco ..0 0 030000 z— 3 4 0 BattsrlM— LundgTrn, Brown, Wrlmrr and Kline; Whalen, Wheeler and Wilson. I'm plrs—Perrlns. Looking for Thief 'If a man carrying three hard-boiled eggs, a pint of whisky, a pair of eye glasses and $4.40 In money is found loitering around Los Angeles he Is li able to be hauled in by the police and booked on a charge of burglary. It was early Sunday morning that the enter prising thief made his way into Max Moeller'B room in the Hoffman house on North Main street and carried away the booty mentioned. Moeller was away from home at the time and aa soon as he discovered the stuff was missing he reported it to the detec tives. ■' ;.//' Ball Game Today ■ "Weather permitting," the Chicago nationals and the Looloos will play on the Chutes park diamond this after noon.. Rain again prevented the game scheduled for yesterday. Today will probably be the last time that the Cubs will play in Southern California. >',• Penroße Quill — You are back soon; did you have a good lunch? I Miss Poser— Well, hardly. I Indulged in one of those counter-irritants you read about. — Pud". Persian Nerve Essence HEBTORRS MANIIOOD-Hu oursd thousands *f esses of Nervous Debility, Insomnia and Atrophy. They clear the brain, strengthen tbs circulation, mak. <*.ljrestlun perfect and Ira-* tsit » magnetic vigor to the whole bslnaT. All (■tins Mid lohh stopped permanently, II per best I boxes, ■ guaranteed to curs or i efund money. 19. Mailed sealed. Book free. Persian Ued. Co.. M Arch St.. Philadelphia. Pa. g»!d to Los Angeles only by Owl Pruf Co. TRAVIS, WHO MAY PLAY IN .INTERNATIONAL GOLF. MATCH ASCOT ENTRIES First race, selling, one mile and seventy yards: ■ ; ■, GB4 Churchlight 117 682 Gentle Harry *H2 558 Mammon ,>11.2 588 Bandlllo '112 542 Emily Oliver .:.. HO 523 Rose of Hilo 110 586 Tomhawk '...;.'... .............. 107 579 Punctilio 107 268. No Friend ........... 107 579 Louwelsea 105 682 Lauretta Phillips '......•lO5 559 Aminte ...1..' ....... '..... :.,*1W 579 Flora Bright ......M0 500 Mai Lowery ..........;«100 Second race, selling, 3-year-olds, Slauson course: , . 537 Buchanan 112 578 Platt 110 472 Rubiana .....*lO6 554 De Grammont 106 535 The Borglan 106 530 Kins Promise ;'./ 106 1 (576) Linda Rose ......... 105 690 Mart Gentry .'lO5 535 Homebred 103 642 Lady Nlnora 101 578 Philanthropist '98 558 Miss Powell '96 588 Dlxelle »96l 578 McJetta '. .......96 Third race, purse, six furlongs: 593 Felipe Lugo .. 105 593 Fireball 105 574 Brlarthorpe 102 692 Lord of the Heath 101 587 Albert Fir 98 568 Azellna 93 Fourth race, purse, mile and one-six teenth: 592 Orchan 107 592 Sheriff Bell 105 557 Gorgalete 105 593 Judge Denton 100 567 Harbor 100 574 Atlantlco 100 655 Borghesl 100 650 McGrathiana Prince *97 650 Robador 95 Fifth race, selling, one mile: 662 Warte Nlcht *107 365 Ray 107 827 Potrero Grande 105 576 Lurene 101 594 Tryon '100 471 Golden Light ...' »98 572 Bronze Wing "98 661 Slnlcudo . »95 (688) Meadowhorn 92 564 Huapala »82 564 Del Coronado *86 Sixth race, Belling, six and one-half furlongs: 678 Klngthorpe 110 677 Gene Handlon ..»110 665 Denzil no 639 Heautlful and Hest *108 088 Bailey ...107 070 Chief Aloha »105 (083) Klnwnun 105 675 CVdurburg ..' 105 691 Dusky Hecret »103 684 Winlfreda »103 658 Dollle Weithoff "103 211 Tangible »iO3 570 Sea Hick .95 588 Jerusha ejj 'Apprentice allowance. LOS^/ANOELES HEkALD i MONDAY MORNING, MARCH ao, X 905. TRACK NOTES Tichenor & Co. are endeavoring to secure Tod Sloan to ride Loretta M, In the Kansas City derby. ; However, they may fail as. Mr. Corrigan has a num ber of entries and It is almost a cer tainty that the "green' and white sash" will be on parade derby day., James McLaughlln Has written to Kansas City for. eight stalls.. McLaugh lln always races In the east, where he made his reputation as a • jockey, and Kansas City will only be a -stopping r lace for him. He has two -good ones in Pasadena nnd Oxford. - - ■■' , The Carter handicap, which will be run at Aqueduct April 15, will be worth nearly $10,000 this year. .The distance of the race is seven furlongs. It costs $100 to start for this event, and $50 !f a horse remains In It up to the day of the race but fails to go to the post. Any owner not satisfied with the weights, which .will be .nnonunced March 22 by Handlcapper- Walter S. Vosburgh, may withdraw his thor oughbred on payment ". of $10. The horses that are eligible are: r; /. Beldame, Goldsmith, Ormonde's Right, Belle Strome, Tencress, Czara phone, Walter Mirror, Leonldas, Can teen, Waswlft, Jack Ratlin', Sidney C. Love, Incubator, Buttons; Big Ben, Rapid Water, Burlelghl Sinister, Blu cher, Chryistls, St. Valentine. Trapper, Monet, Genade, Ocean Tide, Incanta tion, Coy Maid, Merry Lark, Chieftain, Lrlttle Em, Cannon Ball, Katie Caffrey, Toscan, Diamond Flash, Jim Beattle, Atwood, Telescope, Floral King, Hazel wood, Lord Badge,' Palette, Orthodox, Right Royal, Pelham. Sir Brlllar, Martinmas, "Consideration. Montreson, Emperor of India, 'Workman, Red Knight, Austin Allen, Buttling, Black Prince, Roseben, Liberia, Astarita, Bo hemia, Santa Catalina, Kinjamuck and Preen. FORM OF THE HORSES First race — Gentle Harry, Mammon, Aminte. Second race — Philanthropist, Mart Gentry, De Grammont. . Vc V Third race— Albert Fir, ' Fireball, Azellna. Fourth race — Borghesl, Judge Den. ton, Harbor.' Fifth race— Bronze Wing, Tryon, Warte Nlcht. Sixth race — Kinsman, Jerusha, Sea Sick. .« . > Americans to Compete By Associated Press. LONDON, Murch 19.— For the Ox ford-Cambridge sports at the Queen's club on March 21, the Oxford commit tee limh elected the Hhodexiun scholars, P. M. Young of South Dakota, uh first man in the teum for the high jump, and W. K. Schutt of Cornell as third man in the team for the three mile run. A Safe ('uiikli Mt-dli'lne fur (lillilrru In buying a cough medicine for chil dren never he afraid to buy Chamber lain's Cough ltemedy. There is no danger from It,, ami relief la always sure to follow. It is especially valua ble fur colds, croup and whooping cough. For sale by all leading; drug gists. HEALTHS GROWTH OF ATHLETICS INTEREST IN AMATEUR SPORT RAPIDLY INCREASING Every Institution of Learning Throughout the Country Recog. nlzes the Necessity of Phys. leal Culture The growth In Interest In college ath letics In the last twenty-five years has been remarkable. The amount of time devoted to physical culture nt the dif ferent Institutions of learning In gtend lly Increasing. A review of the condi tions of n quarter of n century ago nnd today will show that no department of college education hfls undergone such changes nnd enlargement ns the field of athletics. A generation ago the en- tire equipment devoted to the physical man consisted of a bnrn-llke place called, by courtesy, a "gym," while to day every college of pny prominence pays particular attention to Its syni- nAsium and the training therein ob- tamed. In not a few Instances the equipment Includes n swimming pool and running track. Twenty yenTs ngo it was prnctlcally Impossible to per suade the faculties of the different uni versities to give n few hundred dollars for athletics, while today thousands of dollars are being subscribed without solicitation. A generation ago It was optional with the student whether or not he would take gymnasium exercise. Now it Is compulsory. Every student must Include a few hours of gymnasium work each week In his course. The op position on the part of some to phy sical training in colleges Is fast dis appearing. The need of athletics is conceded without argument and ' ad vances are being made along this line as fast as possible. „ Appropriations of thousand; nnd thousands of dollars have been made for the Improvement of gymnasium fa cilities of all of the eastern universities, and now the western institutions are straining their resources to Increase their equipment along this line. Ex ercise of the body Is conceded to be quite as necessary to educational ad vancement aa exercise of the mind, and by fitting out their gymnasiums well and adding to their attractiveness of exercise generally the colleges are in creasing the desire among their sudents to take up physical culture. College athletics are the purest form of amateur sport and have become an Important part of American life. No better evidence of this is necessary than the immense qrowds that attend football games all over the country. Throngs of 30,000 persons saw several of the big contests in the east last sea son and the Important western games were considered unsuccessful If 10,000 were not in attendance. Interest in football is of course greater than in any other department of college sport, but baseball, track athletics and other departments are . attracting more and more attention each year. Violate Amateur Spirit That the average youth In deciding what college he shall attend gives deep consideration to a comparison of the athletic standings of the different In stitutions may be a matter to deplore, but It is nevertheless a fact. Often the athletic prowess of a college is the one thing upon which the selection Is based. Whether a boy be interested enough in athletics to take active part or whether he desires only to be a spectator, he takes the utmost pride In the victories oMils alma mater. It is this spirit that has made competition In college ath letics so keen. Of late there has been much said, but little done, regarding a better govern ment of college athletics, and the problem is really a. very great one. Competition is increasing to such an extent that a hint of professionalism! has crept into college athletics. The in tense desire of the alumni, the student bodies and even the faculties to de velop teams stronger than their rivals has not made them any too particular as to the manner they get their ath letes. It is no uncommon thing for a college to secure an Athlete's patronage by practically agreeing to pay his col lege exppnses. This is done in an In direct sort of a way In order that the letter of the law of. amateur athletics may not be violated, even if the spirit Is. For instance, the athlete upon ar riving at college will be given a job of Borne sort which requires little or no work, but which yields, a good enough salary to pay his living expenses. It Is Job, really. In name only. However, this is only one of the methods resorted to. A number of colleges are making a conscientious effort to stamp out this evil, as evil It Is. The rules of amateur- Ism cannot be too stringent. • TO CORE A COUGH IN CNK DAT r»« Adams' Irish Moss t'nugh Balaam Prescribed by the hest physicians for Coughs. Colds. Hoarsenen. Bronchitis and ell throat and lung troubles. 2So. 60a AI ENTKHTAINKU AT TASO ROBLES Travelers Enjoy Two Days Among- Glorious Hills 1 Tonlo mountain air, hot water and mud baths and beautiful drives make l'aso Jto bles an exceptionally tine place fur a day between San Francisco and I.ns Angeltm, sold by Southern PaclAo agents for 121 travelers are allowed a stop-over . and two days' entertainment at Hotel Xl l'nso d« nobles, without extra expnnsn. Children's rate,, $18.60. i'rlvllrgn of thirty-day stop over. Axil Southern VarMe agents about It. »•-•::. 80 TO NKW VOKK INCI.I'DINU M.KIll'KIt It saved by using the elegant excursion cars, personally conducted, via Bunset- Fledmont Air Line. Diner all the way, meals a la carte. Atk Southern I'a clflc agents or Grove Kelt hum. No. 207 West Third street. Lot Angeles. SPORTING GOSSIP AND COMMENT Paul Bartlett A certain momentous question now .imitates the hnsebnll world. It I* .1 subject pregnant with future po«sl« bllltles and promises to require the services of an arbitration board If actual warfare Is to be avoided. This regrettable utate of Affairs Is caused by the determination of James F. Mor ley of Los Angeles and San Francisco, principally the former, however, to pre vent the eastern baseball moguls from knocking him on the head and rellev- Ing him of his most valuable asset, Hal Chase, In. a felonious and unlaw ful manner. James F. Is nulte naturally averse to having the New York Amer- leans secure the services of the Santa Clara lad In anything but a strictly legitimate way. When Messrs. Hart, Hanlon ani Johnson journeyed to California In Ihe Interests of "pence" last year they vernally agreed that no played would be drafted from the Pacific Const league until November Ist. In the enst Sep tember Is the month that the majors reach out and annex promising ma terial. Tn California the season alwnya continues until November, and the drafting of pliiyem two months before the season ended would exercise a de moralizing effect upon the Pacific Coast league clubs. It was rensonei and admitted without hesitation upon the part of the pence delegates that a player who knew thnt he hnd a place secured for the next season In one of the big leagues would not go to any great exertion In advancing the for tunes of his club. It now remains with the national commission, composed of Garry Her man, Ban Johnson and Harry Pulllain, to consider the contentions of the Pn ciftc Coast league. It will be recallei that Morley endeavored to learn of Johnson's stand In the matter and whether the president of the American league would disown his verbal agree ment with the Pacific Coast league managers. Johnson has never replied to the weighty communication dispatched by the local magnate, but declares that the preserves of the big leagues will be "protected" and young Mr. Chase bundled along east. The lad In ques tion would prefer to pursue the sphere on the coast and there seems to be "some little" work ahead for Clark Griffith. Southern California baseball enthusi asts will probably have an opportunity of witnessing a Japanese baseball team In action during the . month of April. The athletic management of Stanford university has' arranged for two games with the University of Toklo team on the Stanford campus the second week In April, and a game or two will also be played with the Berkeley collegians. Professor Harvey Holmes of U. S. C. Is doing a. little dickerln' , along this line himself, and the Jap ball tosserj are likely to have, the U. S. Cteam on their schedule when they arrive from the Orient. It would certainly be a unique attraction and would un doubtedly add to the duties of the Jap bursar. The brown men are credited with but one peculiarity or national characteristic on the diamond. A towel rbund about the headpiece and they are. ready to play ball. The idea ,ls recommended to the Seraphs, it might increase the batting 1 averages and will assuredly act as a hair, preservative, . On the last day of the month -in San Francisco Marvin Hart and a shadowy 'pussun by the. name of Johnson will step over the ropes and mix things In the accepted mode and fashion. Hart's home port is located south of Mason and Dlxon's line and, "other things being equal," there is certain ■ to be some trouble when the' dingy and aris tocratic southerner squares away with the mlts. Hart occasionally tacks the word "champion" to 'his name,' but the acquisition is' never taken seriously. Hart has defeats by Gardiner and Root tabbed up against him, while Johnson could undoubtedly cause' acute distress to both of these gentlemen,- judging: from a strict interpretation of "dope." If the two mit . wielders do not talk things over before March Slst some thing of a disturbance in Woodward's pavilion Is certain to occur. . ' James Edward Brttt, property owner and native son, has waxed quite confi dent of disposing of Jabess White, F. R. G. S., L'ohdon," England, during the April argument in San Franclßco. Jem ' Bowker and White are the best that the realm of King Edward has to offer this year, and while White cannot claim a clear title like his fellow islander, he will not lack backers when he opens his debate with the pride of the Olympic club. Battling Nelson is naturally quite wroth at being left nut In the rain, and his fol lowers threaten dire vengeance, al though the fiddling; mayor of the north ern metropolis has taken his promoting friends by the hands and admonished them to live in peace and good fellow ship. Nelson thinks he is as much entitled to a little pin money on the side as James Kdward, and there did the* trouble He. So Jabez, and not Battling, will be the one who will en deavor to apply a Jolt to' the vulner able part of Mr. brltt's anatomy. Morn's the pity. l ,"'.'' No little confidence la felt among the ailiulm'H of the ancient and honorable game of tennis in Southern California ai to the outcome, of next summer's play for the Pacific states champion »liip In the men's singlet. Alfonso Bell, who lost the title to Drummond MHiuvln In 1004, will not have to face that racquet wlelder over the net. to re gain hi* lost honors. Me Gavin will not defend the championship this year for , a variety of masons. As a consequence the men of the first division. ■will fight It our srrtong thAtns«lv*». while "Drum. Is dllla-etuiy pronpeetitmt for gold brick* am) other phenomena, on the South African veldt. Bell was greatly handicapped last summer by the method* of the manage* merft of the Ban Rafael tournament, and there are many who believe that McGavln's aspirations would have been destined to disappointment If our Alfonso had on opportunity to stretch himself a hit after the overland trek before going on the courts. Southern California, has one champion and would like a few more. TO RACE ACROSS THE CONTINENT ROAD RUN PLANNED FROM NEW YORK TO PORTLAND Managers of Lewis and Clarke Expo. sition Will Arrange Endurance and Bpeed Contest — Differ. ent Routes The Lewis and Clarke exposition will organize nn automobile race or endur ance test from the Atlantic coast to Portland during the summer. Invita tions hnve been sent to automoblllsts, clubs and manufacturers for sugges tions. It is planned to have the run start some time In June, with the eastern cars leaving from New York. The na ture of the prizes or how they will be awarded has yet to be decided. Judging from the preliminary out lines, the run will be a go-as-you-please affair. The drivers may .pick out their own route and go as fast or as slow as they desire. It takes five days for a traveler to go from New York to Portland. One automobile made the trip from New York to San Francisco last summer In a little less than thirty-three days. With the improvements made In motor vehicles, since that time, it is confi dently expected that the time con sumed by the more successful contes tants in the cross-continent automobile race will be less than a month. The distance by the shortest route is about 5000 miles. Most of the eastern contestants will center at Chicago and three different routes are advised from the latter place. The southern route, by way. of Dcs Moines, or some other lowa. point, would take the automobilists to Spo kane, Kan.; thence along the Sante Fe trail to Southern California, passing through southeastern Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. From Southern California the way would lead up the coast through San Bernardino and Los Angeles, through the San Joaquin val ley to San Franclßco. Thence to Port land, following the coast, the route would be easy. The middle route, which h»s been taken by one daring chauffeur, is more difficult In some respects than the southern, but is shorter. This route takes the traveler from Chicago across Illinois and Indiana into Iowa; thence to Omaha, Neb.; thence to Salt Lake City, across the mountains Into Cali fornia, and thence north into Port land. The northern route, the practicability of -which is a matter of question, would lead northwest from Omaha, crossing Nebraska, the Dakotas, Mon tana, Idaho and Washington, going thence south to Portland. This would include some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in the world. WILL HONOR SHERMAN Equestrain Statue to Be Feature at French National Salon By Associated Press. PARIS, March 19.— Auguste Rodin, the sculptor, has written to Ambassa dor Porter, saying that the colossal equestrian statue of General Sherman will be' the central feature of the com ing national salon. The statue is from Carl Rohlsmith's cast from which the original, now on the south front of the Treasury building at Washington; was made/ Mr. Rohlsmith is here sup erintending the exhibit. The salon authorities have decided to accept the statue, although the en tries are already 2000 In excess of the limit. Little Johnny— Must I go to sleep In the dark, dada? ■ Father (who Is trying a bit of Spar tan training)— lfes, defer. Little Johnny— Then you must wait a say my prayers more carefully. — Ally minute, please, while I kneel up and SlopeK Always. 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"It is worth its weight in gold," |H(ll||f*l* X says many who have used it. $1.00 per lllvlllWfi <J bottle at drug stores. Book containing valuable information of interest to all women, will B*btvs aw* A fee stint to any address free upon application to B ■^BtT SflflH •vtABHUD REGULATOR 00.. AUmntm. oa. I I fiVBBVB NEW TWISTER MAY LIFT TENNIS CUP CHAMPION WARD DEVELOPING NEW SERVICE Will Apply His Discovery In tha Ap. preaching International Trophy Matches— Will Go South for Practice When the tennis experts of the United States go to England In June to try to bring back the Davis cup, Holcomb* I Ward, national champion in singles, will use a new service he Is busy de veloping. Its nature Is a carefully guarded secret, but It is said to be even more puzzling than the famous "reverse twist" Ward Invented. This service Ward used when the first English team— Gore, Black - an<l Barrett— met him, and they were com pletely nonplussed. The new twister, it Is predicted, will be an Important factor at the International matches at Wimbledon. International competitions for the Davis cup, an Increased number |of clubs In the Metropolitan Tennis league and the early start of the society tennis players Indicate the most active eastern season the sport has ever known. Overshadowing all else Is the Interest taken In the formation of an Amer ican team which will endeavor to re turn the blue ribbon of the tennis courts to this country. Within a few weeks players who will compose this team will go south for practice, and already the use of sev eral of the best southern courts has been offered to the executive commit tee of the United States National Lawn Tennis association. Secretary Palmer E. Presbrey has been in correspondence with some of the southerners, and It seems likely that the practice will be held at Nor folk, Va. Among those' who will go south are "Ward, William A. Lamed, ex-champlon; Beals C. Wright,' the Massachusetts state champion and former Harvard expert; Krelgh Collins, the western champion,, from Chicago, and Raymond D. Little, the former Intercollegiate title holder, of Princeton.' That the German emperor should take a decided Interest in the competi tions for the Davis cup Is not surpris ing to those acquainted with his liking for the sport. Germany will be repre sented, and with Australasia, Austria, Belgium and France In the preliminary tournament against America, the matches should be of the highest class. Americans will -gain much by the pre liminary tournament, as relatively they # outclass the Europeans and should win. QUARREL ON WARSHIP RESULTS IN MURDER Colored Mess Attendant on the Cruiser Boston Shoots a Ship, mate Associated Presn. VALLEJO, March 19.— Growing out of a trivial quarrel between two col ored mess attendants, >a murder was committed on the United States cruiser Boston this morning and James A. Cooper is now In jail here charged with shooting A. Dorsett to death. Before the men arose Dorsett, it is' said, began nagging Cooper, who is a small man, and the trouble was re newed when the men went to the' mess room to prepare breakfast, f Lieutenant Miller, executive officer of/ the ship, hearing a disturbance, en-'f..,;' tered the room where he saw Cooper ' bending over Dorsett, who, was lying', on the floor. Lieutenant Miller thought , Cooper had a knife in one hand and ' ' hastened to the pair. He was too late,' however, for Cooper quickly fired three I bullets into Dorsett, who died' in a ' few ' minutes. Cooper was at once placed in irons and brought ' here, as the case is a civil one, ' the Boston being at anchor. Cooper says he acted in self-defence as he thought Dorsett was about to attack him with a razor. After the first quarrel Cooper took a revolver from ' the room of an officer. Forest Fires Raging By Associated Press. HONOLULU, March 19.— 1t Is re ported ' by wireless telegraphy that a forest fire is burning at the Olaa Home steads, Hawaii. A forest fire Is raging, also at "Wahiawa, this Island, and -is visible from Honolulu. The drouth con tinues. The fires do not threaten the cane fields, but valuable forests and the cattle of Hawaii island are suffering,'