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ASTRONOMERS WILL WELCOME SKY WANDERER Scientists Differ as to Effect of Tail of Halley's Comet on Earth Shower of Meteorites May Ac company Visiting Star on May 18 next Wednesday from the passage of the earth through tho tail of Halley's comet. New England astronomers ap pear not to concur as to the possibility of a luminous display similar to north orn lighU. Prof. David P. Todd of Am herst college thinks the aurora effect probable. Prof. Robert W. Willson of the Harvard college observatory said today that there may be a darkening of the atuiosphere. while Prof. Edward C Pickering, head of the Harvard observ atory, said: "I doubt if there will be any effect *taJl." Professor Will^on said further that "there may be- a shower of charged particles, very small but numerous, which may effect wireless telegraphy. There is no cause for alarm or fear. Cyanogen exists only near the- comet's V.< ad and the tail is a good vacuum." Professor Todd declares that there . Trill be no more sensation than that <aus"»d by the rays of light from a dis tant caodle on a person* hand. A pro portionate amount of cyanogen gas is j-adiat«"l from each, he Fays. Iyon Campbell, another of the Har vard astronomers, thinks a luminous display probaMe. The Increasing brilliancy of the comet as It approaches the earth was chown today when Harvard astron omers found that the body with the cnnifi, or envelope, had reached pro portions of nearly zero magnitude, the highest stage of ytellar brilliance. The rate of increase in brilliancy is indi cated by the two photometric measure ments taken at the Harvard observa tory. The first on May 6 showed the nu cleus to be 7.06 magnitude. Another on Friday, just a week later, showed the magnitude to be 4.41, an increase in apparent size of 2.«5 degrees. Earth Not to Be Affected CHICAGO. Mar 15. — Astronomers of Chicago anJ vicinity, who have lost much sleep in studying Halley's comet since its appearance this year, do hot expert its influence will in any way be manifest on the earth. "There can be but little doubt that the tail of the celestial visitor, being some r.. 000. 000 miles wide, will sweep over the earth, but we will not even feel it,' said Dr. D. J. McHugh, astron omer at De Pauw university, today. "None of the gases of the comet will come closer than say 45 miles to the earth's surface. At that distance the earth's atmosphere is much more dense than the tail of the comet. Friction vith the atmosphere would destroy it at that altitude. As for cyanogen gas, thai Ik mostly around the bead of the comet, although the sun\ repulsion and tho f j,*>ed of the heavenly traveler may have forced some of it into the tail." Professor Will View Comet Ni:\V YORK. May 15. — Prof. Perceval Lowell, the authority on the planet Mars, returned today by the steamer N< vr York from a European lecture trip and after a brief visit to Boston will po direct to Lowell observatory at Flapstaff. Ariz., to make observations of Hall^y's comet, San Francisco Watchers Realizing that Halley's comet will not be visible for another 75 years, San Frsnclsco Is nightly watching for a Ulimpse *>f the starry wonder. Night watchmen all over the city have been converted for the nonce into human alarm "clocks and promptly at 3:30 a, m. yesterday they went ringing the door bells of the residents on their beats, bidding them wake and see the heav en lv wanderer. A large crowd gathered along Hyde and Lombard streets early yesterday morning. Their spirits rose under the spell of the moonlight and ere long they were running footraces up and down Lombard street, cheering and generally having the time of their lives. Sight seers were massed at every van tajr» point in th<» city and thos» who were unable to reach the heights con tentedly sat themselves down on the sidewalk. '- Though hundreds are taking every opportunity of viewing the comet dur ing the early lrours of the morning many are waiting until after May 18, when it will h*> visible in the evening l:ours.' An unusually fine view is ex pected between 9 and 10 p. m.. May 23, when there will be a total eclipse of the moon. Owing to the brilliancy of the moon the comet will not be visible dur ing the early hours of the evening save May 23. but it will appear In all its splendor after the moon has set. TRAVELERS FIND ENGLISH SPOKEN THE WORLD OVER Tourists Need Not JBe Gifted With Polyglot Tongue The traveler of today, unless he is »roJng to Tibet or Tierra del Fuego, can pet along very well with a knowledge <}f the English language. The farther he goes the more he is surprised at finding that English is really "the" world tongue. ; -.-- ,; :.\ "/*• In Frauce and Spain and Italy the American traveler Is craftily "spotted." fays the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He is approached on the streets. by those who would, for a consideration, make him *>el quite at home. One of his chief vorrifs is to escape the pests who can Fpeak English and who wish to apprise liira of the fact. They may not r.fc^sEarny desire to mulct him. Some times they are seeking merely to "show olt.' At any rate they classify distinctly as bores. One may go to Smyrna or Constanti nople or Beyrout and still find the streets plentifully full of English. He may penetrate even to Damascus, and he will find at least a befezzed hall porter who can converse glibly with him, and any number of fluently willing dragomans. He may go to Cairo, and in tho shadow of the pyramids he will find blue gowned Bedouins speaking more than passable English. He may go hundreds of miles up the N'iJe, and may b* steered through the locks of the first cataract by frizzly haired Nubian boatmen who make-Jn slstent demand* for backshish in very intelligible terms. He may wander donkey back to the tombs of the kings Jn the Sahara desert, and be painfully disillusioned by a few words of ' con cise information, or explanation by some barefooted, dusky tent dweller. \u25a0 Th« city of Winnipeg Is literally built »v*r & fwamp. HALLEY'S COMET'S TAIL DECEIVES CAMERA'S PLATE JEROME S. RICARD, S. J. T For a long time astronomers were \u2666 left in doubt as to what sort of a \u2666 spectacle Halley's comet would pre- J sent; but all doubt is now removed. \u2666 When the great masses of mankind \u2666 come to look upon it in the western I sky almost immediately after sun \u2666 set on the 19th lnst. and the fol \u2666 lowing days, they will wonJer how 4 such a big searchlight came to be : t stationed up there, as it were, to \u2666 pry into the private affairs of their \u2666 secluded homes In this part of space. \u2666 Ignorance and superstition, espe t daily In nooks far away from the \u2666 big centers of learning, will wake T up once more and lots of people will \u2666 tremblingly await for the dire re i suits. Their wiser brethren will \u2666 seek to assuage the excitement and \u2666 dispel the fear. But all in vain, t Deep rooted prejudice is like the « sturdy oak of the ancient forest. It t lives on with every succeeding gen . eratlon. /\u25a0, \u2666 In the meantime, it may be con \u2666 soling to know how our sister Venus \u2666 got out safe from 'the ordeal and how she now .looks more beautiful \u2666 than ever in tlte invigorating morn t Ing air. And, yet, she floated in the t projected beam of the searchlight of the universe, being much nearer t to its focusing lens than the leas : . favored earth will ever be. Since the comet passed perihelion X It has grown at sight, yea, grown so \u2666 much as to have nearly passed out + of the control of those masters of \u2666 the heavens whose names appear so \u2666 conspicuously in the flashy head f lines of our newspapers. Yes, truly, \u2666 the comet seems to have outgrown T the usefulness of the telescope, an 4 instrument of very limited field and t more or less segregative power. \u2666 No astronomical camera can any J longer take In the full length of the \u2666 tall, and, even supposing it might, \u25b2 it is very doubtful whether its ex itreme gaseous tenuity would at all affect the most highly sensitive plate. This thing seems to be pain 4 fully evident in the photographs 7 that we have seen published of late. \u2666 It Is to be feared that photography^- applied to comets Is not likely to do 4 them justice, a fact exceedingly to I be regretted. \u2666 To mention a case in point: J Astronomy has so far recognized t that comets have a nucleus. Every 4 telescope that we know of shows a t nucleus. But behold, the camera 4 eliminates it and makes the whole 4 thing — head and whatever part of \u2666 the tail it can grasp — run almost 4 perfectly homogeneous and of equal X density. Shall we assume that as 4 ' . - \u2666»\u2666\u2666\u2666»\u2666\u2666\u2666\u25a0\u2666\u2666\u2666\u2666\u2666\u2666\u2666\u2666»»»\u2666\u2666»\u2666» HUNDREDS VIEW RESTORED MILLET Work of Reconstructing Muti lated Picture Has Been Re« markably Well Done The 110,000 Millet stolen from *its frame in the memorial museum of Golden Gate park March 13 by William Kunze, who became crazed with a de sire to possess and study the master piece, was yesterday returned, to its place in the art gallery. The restora tion of the canvas was the sensation of the day in the park and the turnstiles to the museum registered the greatest attendance of the year. The work of refraining has been so complete and perfect that only I the closest scrutiny can detect where the sharp blade of the student artist's knife cut the picture. Theodore Wores recon structed the desecrated painting. George Barron, curator of the mu seum, Has received letters from all parts of the United States inquiring about the stolen painting. He says that pilgrimages from different parts of the state and from other states have been made to view the frame or the spot where the picture hung. Many com munications have asked concerning Kunze and expressed pity for him. Aside from the restoration of the Millet a real treat was afforded the mu seum lovers in the, unveiling of the statue of Eve. It is a beautiful life steed figure of the first woman, repre senting that momentous instant, "the contemplation of the forbidden fruit." Eve holds the apple aloft, and a hiss ing serpent coiled about the pedestal on which Eve sits lends his counsel. The fig tree and fig leaf are both in evidence about the base of the pedestal. The work is from the shop of An dreonl, a famous Italian sculptor of Rome. It is made of Carrara marble. The statue was bought by Kate John son, the millionaire philanthropist, 30 years ago. On her death George A. Pope of this city purchased It for $6,000 at auction. Last Friday he donated it to the museum. PET DOG SAVES HIS MASTER FROM PRISON Animals Often Know More Than Men, Comments Judge The mute appeal of his pet mastiff saved James Conrad of Elizabeth, N. J., from Jail. The dog had followed a member of Conrad's.' family to the courtroom, where its master was arraigned before Judge Owen P. Mahon on a charge of larceny. The animal put. its forepawa on Conrad's shoulders and licked -his face. When Conrad was remanded and the door closed behind him the dog ran about the courtroom licking the hands of each officer. Finally It. put its paws on Judge Mahon's bench and whined. ( "Dogs often know more than men.? commented Judge Mahon. "Conrad can not be fco bad, after all, if the animal loves him like that." He had :the prisoner brought back from his cell and sent him home with a reprimand. £ . CUSTOMS COLLECTIONS SHOW GREAT INCREASE ; The customs collections at Windsor, Can.;" for the fiscal year ending March 31 were 51.056.099. an increase of nearly •40 per cent over the previous year, notes Consul Harry A": Conant.. The in crease is ' largely due to numerous new Industries locating In that border town.' THE bAN i?'JiANOIb(JO UALL, uVIUJSUA^ MA¥ 16;; I9IU tronomy has so far been wrong and -\u25a0\u25a0\u25bc the camera has shown the mistake. \u2666 Pretty surely this will be the neces- j sary conclusion. True, great tele- \u2666 scopes have a correspondingly great J segregating power and so tend to \u2666 dissolve and dissipate, the thickness " of the 'nucleus; but it is also true <\u25ba that the same powers are equally i applied to the less dense parts. <> Hence the general homogeneousneßs it of photographs is not easily under- <\u25ba stoT>d. . . \u0084 Another serious question about ° which we have seen nothing but \u0084 discrepancy is as to the variability ° or invariability of Halley's comet's o tail. Ik that tail longer or shorter- \u2666 now than it was, say 10 days ago? ,> About that length of time back the Lowell observatory announced a tall <\u25ba of 22,000,000 miles, round numbers. Other observatories had^ enough \u2666 modesty -to announce one-half of T that at about the same time. \u2666 We here, on the morning of the t 12th inst, between 2:45 and 4, took <> every precaution to be exact In our observation. The head of the comet <> stood below Gamma Pegasi, a little .^ to the north, very nearly half the <\u25ba distance between Alpha and Beta Pegasi, 6.nd the tall stretched away, i without any effort of the imagina- I tion. to west by south reaching as \u2666 far as the littlo V shaped "water jug" of the constellation of Aqua- <> rtus. striking a short distance west . o of the jug. By* referring to a star <• map and applying a measuring in- o strument to the points observed, we estimated the tall to be 38 degrees <. long. On the other hand, the comet's distance from .the earth, on that <> date, was 34,000,000 miles, whence, ',[ by an easy trigonometrical manipu- <• lation, the tail's length was found \l to be 22,000,000 miles approximately, " which tallies with the Lowell oh- <| servatory result of the date above referred to. <> In general, however, it is well known that comets' tails do~~change. <> But It Is not so clear that the ]' changes occur in the vicinity of per- <> ihelion. Could it not be that in the '/„ far distant regions of Aphelion the <> tails are just as big and just' as long " as elsewhere, only that telescopes \u2666 can not "butt In" so far nor cam- eras either? If the perihelion hy- \u2666 pothesis is maintained there comes " to be some good ground for holding .. the searchlight theory. ° Halley's comet's tail has, nearly <> to the date of this writing, been bi- *[ furcated; but now the inside has <> filled in and the two branches have \\ united in one. \u2666 Santa Clara, May 15. J \u2666 '\u2666»•»'».\u2666»\u2666 \u2666\u2666\u2666»\u2666\u2666\u2666\u2666\u2666\u2666»\u2666\u2666\u2666»\u2666» PHARMACISTS WILL HOLD CONVENTION Fourth Annual Convention of State Association to Open . Here Tomorrow The fourth annual convention of the California pharmaceutical .association will open tomorrow at the Palace hotel. The first number on the program of social events is a breakfast at the Cliff house. The formal business will be opened by E. T. Off, president of the California state board of pharmacy. A reception at the St. Francis hotel will be held for the women and a smoker at the Fairmont hotel for the men Wednes day evening. A harbor excursion will be the feature of the entertainment. Papers are to be read during the business session, which will be. con tinued up to Saturday, by a number of the most prominent pharmacists In the state. One day will be spent in Oak land and on the east shore. Dr.A. S. Musante, president of the alumni [as sociation of the college of pharmacy, will read a paper on "Medico-Pharma ceutical Ethics," Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. The smoker, which is to be given in the Norman cafe of the Fairmont hotel, Is to"be a spectacular jinks with a bur lesque. A large delegation from Los Angeles', headed by W. R. Dlckenson and T. W. Jones, will arrive today. QUAINT CHARACTERS VISIT BOOK STORE Get Well Acquainted With the Stock, but Never Purchase "Lots of queer people come in here," said the • proprietor of the old book store as he wrapped up a copy: of "Peck's Bad Boy" to send to a retired banker in Forest -Hill. : "That woman who just went out has been a regular caller in the shop for two years. Every morning about 10 o'clock she comes In, looks around a while arid goes away. ! She never buys '.a book or takes one down. She doesn't ask questions, but I Just wanders along the shelves reading the titles. She. knows the stock better than I do. A man was in the 'other day asking for a 'Vicar of Wakefleld." I knew I had. "Vicars' 'to burn, but I couldn't locate one to save my neck. The woman was here, and she spoke up and said: 'You'll find two copies, up there on the fourth; shelf by the win dow/and there's another over by/that Worcester • dictionary. '— And, sure enough, there they were."— Newark News. ; . \u25a0 . - . '"\u25a0\u25a0 ,!' . :;' ' \u25a0'\u25a0••. /;-\u25a0\u25a0 ; WOMAN APPOINTED COLLEGEiPROFESS(Jp Dr. Mary M.VvVolfe has been appoint ed clinical , professor of psych latry\ in the "Woman's medical * college, of : Penn sylvania. She was; graduated /from Bucknell university with ;the> degree -of Al 8.,.in 1896Tand from the medical de partment of the University of Michigan In 1899. \u25a0 ; : BRITISH IMPORTS AND^ EXPORTS ON INCREASE § British foreign trade ~ statistics for February, forwarded- by. Consul General John L. ; Griffiths^from 3 London; 'show Imports to" the J value of $248,962,144, an Increase - of ; '$3,358,926 % over iFebruary, 1909. while the y $154,228,485 - : exports wer. 117,847,490. 1arger.- ; : . FUNERAL OF KING PLANS COMPLETED Removal of Remains of Former Ruler to Westminster a Military Event Grenadier Guards Will Take Charge of Casket Through out Entire Ceremony LONDON, May 15.— The official pro gram for the removal of the body of the late King Edward from Bucking ham palace to Westminster hall on Tuesday was issued tonight. The, re moval will be attended by a military spectacle only less impressive and im posing than the funeral Itself. Following the casket, drawn on a gun carriage, will walk King George, the royal princes and all the kings and princely guests and members of the late king's household, lords and grooms in waiting, court dignitaries, naval officers and the queen mother's house hold. Then will come a procession of nine carriages with the queen mother and all the imperial and royal ladies. GUARDS WILL-T AKE CHARGE Upon arrival at Westminster hall the late king's company of the Gren adier guards, who will have charge of the casket throughout the ceremony, will place the body upon the catafalque for lying in state. All the regalia be ing placed upon the casket, the arch bishop of Canterbury will conduct a solemn service in the presence of the royal mourners, after which the public lying in state will begin. — ' The details of Friday's ceremony are still incomplete, but it has been de cided bluejackets will draw the gun carriage with the coffin at Windsor, where the last solemn service will be held. GUARDS CHANGED HOURIiV King George. Queen Mary, the queen mother and the royal family were pres ent tonight at a solemn service over the body In the throne room at Buck ingham . palace. The scene in the throne' room was deeply moving, one of the most impressive displays being the hourly change of thft guards, who, in full uniform, with hands crossed on reversed rifles and with heads bowed, stand like statues at each cor ner of the catafalque, with an officer in the same attitude facing the bier. Not a muscla is seen to move. At the end of each hour a bugler silently leads the relieving guard in and the change of guards Is made noiselessly. One hour of this immobility has been found so trying to the men that after tonight they will be relieved at more frequent intervals. \u25a0 ' '. The troops which will line the funeral xroute Friday have been assiduously practicing the funeral drill. Curiously not one of these 30,000 men will see the procession pass, for when the cortege approaches, "sections of the troops will assume an attitude with heads bowed over their hands on their rifles and will so remain until the cortege has passed. King George V Praised In a serai- "fid slivered to his congre gation last I'tigh; : fi y Carttra s Meth odist church, P.ev. :; P., .DiUe declared that the present cO: '.'.>'vi. »;i ocUh which King George V obj \u25a0• -\u25a0:* ,j -^.-'bn !n«mlt to the British public. Jjf'»if The pastor praiae.j ;,j?r >'H v. ?rt:vde king and declared hie c&i^i<-nco in his ability to meet, any 'yr ;3ij£s .v-jitch now confronts his adrrinffiratioji. The offensive portion of thy c^rh, he de clared, was only ft rc«i. r< • :>f :in age of religious strife and was no longer called for. He said: That portion of the king's coro nation oath which is offensive to Roman Catholics and which Is the. relic of an age of religious strife, now happily passed, should no longer be retained. It is an insult to British subjects who are as loyal to the English constitution and crown as any in the empire. The young man who comes to the throne and takes upon his shoul- • ders the great burdens of an em pire will have the prayers of all good men and women. Fortunately his private and public record is without a stain; no breath of Bean- dal has ever touched him; he is re garded as superior in mentality to his royal father, and while perhaps not so magnetic in his personality, it is believed that he will be a just and wise ruler, and that even in this hour of crisis and trial "he will keep his throne unshaken still, broad based upon the people/8 will, and compassed by the invio late sea." King Edward VII will go down to history as Edward the Peace Maker, for, like our own Roosevelt, he has used his high office and his great influence ever in the inter ests of world peace. When he came to the throne at the death of Queen Victoria, in "~. 1901 the war cloud seemed' to lower ominously over Europe. FLOWERS MADE TO BLOOM IN DARK Sunlight Not Necessary to Per fect Blossom, Declares Emi nent Woman Biologist After two years of experimenting with nearly every spring flower of this section of the country. Dr. Marian Mackenzie of the department of bi ology Rt Temple university, Philadel phia, has established the fact, that' every kind will blossom as quickly and as beautifully in the darkness as in the light. The; experiments were conducted .in the greenhouses of the botanical gar den at the University of Pennsylvania and extended over, two years, says ;the Baltimore News. The flowering plants were . studied comparatively under con ditions of high and slow Itemperature, in the darkness and. in the sunlight.V; ; ; Among the varieties that .flowered in the darkness were the violet, all vari eties of the maple and' poplar trees, the ..wild azalea, sassafras, the jack in the pulpit aVid the skunk cabbage. The observation "that darkness Vlo^s not're tard the blossoming was so generally true that Doctor Mackenzie thinks- it justifiable \u25a0' to state las : a .result of her experimental work that««Jl flowers of our climate bloom : under these remark ably unnatural conditions. , It was a'matter 6t: some surprise" to Doctor Mackenzie that the ; skunk cab bage, -. thought by even the most * ad miring ; naturalists tto "be a .worthless perennial -plant,' burst forth Into ".'si\ rich bloom;; "when 1 brought indoors." . ; The flowers, Xtoo,;! nqted^the experimenter, are ; more gorgeousTthan^those of. many plants \u25a0-'\u25a0 that •housewives'.of \ today are harboring; in their^homes.;:* ':'-.:, . "ItV would.* really gladden ', one's heart,"' said ' Doctor: Mackenzie, :>\u25a0 "to .watch .', the' i skunk -cabbage "when - !.- it blooms 'after being taken ; into the house.' ..The flowers are delicious." PRESIDENT REPLIES TO KERBY'S STORY Taft Sends Letter to Senator Nelson Telling How He Wrote to Ballinger Only One or Two General State ments Adopted From Draft ' Made by Lawler Continued. Front Page One swer. On Monday, September 6, Mr. Ballinger reached Beverly, accom panied by Mr. Lawler. the ..'assist-... i ant attorney general of the depart ment of justice, assigned to the In terior department. . Mr. Ballinger ,sent to.my house on that "day the answers of the various persons con cerned wttif! a voluminous .record of exhibits. I* had a conference with him the evening of the day he came, September 6, and another* on the following evening, September 7. I talked over the charges with Mr. Ballinger the first evening and asked such questions as suggested themselves, without intimating any conclusion, and said J would exam ine the answers and the record and would s<se him the next day. I sat up until 3 o'clock that night read- p ing the answer^ and exhibits; no at my next conference I was ad vised of the contents of the entire record, and had made up my mind there was nothing in the charges upon which Mr. Ballinger, or the . others accused, could be found guilty either of incompetency. in efficiency, disloyalty to the inter ests of the government or dishon esty. LAWYER DIRECTED TO WRITE . In the discussion of the second evening Mr. Lawler, who was pres ent at my suggestion, discussed the evidence at some length. I said to Mr. Lawler I was very anxious to write a full statement of the case and set out the reasons for my de cision, but the time for my de parture on a long western trip, oc cupying two months, was just one \u25a0week from that day; that 1 had six \u25a0 or seven speeches to deliver at th« beginning of that journey and could not give the time to the ' preparation of such a detailed statement and opinion as I would like to render in the matter. I therefore requested Mr. Lawler to prepare an opinion as. If .he were president. During the Bth. 9th anS 10th I gave such consideration to the Glavls record as was consistent with previous engagements, "but paid no attention to the speeches. On the 9th I telegraphed the at tqrney general to come to Beverly that I might consult with him on the case. He arrived Saturday afternoon, September 11, and, pur suant to an appointment made by telephone, came to my home on Sunday morning, September 12. He than delivered to me the draft of opinion prepared by Mr. Lawler and said he had had an opportunity, on coming from New York, to read the answers of Mr. Ballinger and others. . - \u0084 , , rCOXCLUSIONS ALREADY FORMED I then said to him I had made up my mind as to ray conclusions, and had drafted part of x my opinion, but I wished him to examine the full record and bring me his conclu sions before I stated mine. He took the whole record away. During the day I examined the draft of opinion of Mr. Lawler, but it was 30 pages and did not state the case in the way in which I wished it stated. It contained reference to the evidence which was useful, but its criticism of Mr. Plnchot and Mr.. Glavls I did not . think it proper or wise, to adopt. ' I _only used a few para graphs from it containing merely general statements. The attorney -general returned In the evening with notes of the examination which he had made and reported to me the conclusions which he had made, which were in substantial accord with my own. We then discussed the matter at some length, particularly some points of. law involved, and took up the opinion I had finished and made a number of alterations; and as the result of that discussion I determ ined the final form I employed and signed the same Monday, Septem ber 13. STATEMENT ANTEDATED J The conclusions I reached- were based upon my reading of the rec ord, and were fortified by the oral analysis of the evidence and the conclusions the attorney general . gave^me, using notes he had made^. during his reading of the record. I was very sorry not to be able to embody this analysis in my opinion, but time did not permit. I therefore directed him to embody in a written statement such analy sis and conclusions as he had given me, file it with the record and date it prior to the date of my opinion, to show my decision* was fortified by his summary of the evidence and his conclusions therefrom. . Sincerely yours. WILLIAM H. TAFT. Hon. Knute Nelson, -chairman com mittee to investigate the interior department and forestry service, United States senate. UNCLE SAM REQUIRES MEN AS STENOGRAPHERS Civil Service Examinations Set for June 18 The United States civil service com mission" announces. that an examination will be held June 18, 1910, for the j po sition of : male stenographer and type writer at: the following places: Los Angeles, San Francisco; Boise, Idaho; Phoenix, Ariz. ; j Portland, Ore. ; Billings, Mont.; Reno, Nev.; Salt Lake City, Utah, and i Seattle, Wash. .Applications" for this examination will be accepted only from men who are willing to accept appointment at Wash ington, D..C.;, at an entrance salary of $840: or $900 a year. .Persons : who desire to compete should-apply at once to the local sec retary: at any "of the . placets mentioned, or to the_secretary, of the twelfth civil service district, i room 241, . Postoffice building, 5'5 ' San Francisco, j for , applica tion blank and, full -information.. SIAMESE LANGUAGE I y '. j : MIXTURE OF DIALECTS ; The Siamese language Itself Is a great mixture j of nearly, all the dialects arid languages of the' far,; east,- namely; Chinese, Malay,: Mon,} Cambodian; San skrit.'Pall and others,- but most of these words % have- been .<< transformed. Into monosyllable form, -which. In -: common with I the s Chinese, is^ characteristic of the \ Siamese languaW. , / v: , ' ;v .For home consumption, .last year England Imported 2,167,280,000 eggs. COLLISION MAY COST THREE LIVES \u25a0 ™* ___ Speeding Streetcar Crushes Wagon and Driver Is Killed Woman and Child Perhaps Fa tally Injured, but Hus band Escapes Continued From Page On* his prompt treatment may cave them any serious effects from the accident. B. J. Hughes, conductor of the car, was not placed under arrest. Many indignant citizens who wit nessed the' accident volunteered their names and addresses to Cooney, de claring tha they stood ready to tell of the affair as they saw it. They stated emphatically that all blame rested with the United Railroads. : WOMAN'S CONDITION* CRITICAL Mrs. Cooney's condition at a late hour last night. was pronounced by Dr. J. M. Quigley, - who -is attending her atvthe home of her mother, 2947 Post street, to be very critical. Danger of fatal results from the accident Is ac centuated by the fact that the woman soon was to become a mother. Scott was unmarried. He lived at 1235 Broadway, at the home of Philip Herlihy. He was a d»ep student of science, and his collection of Insects is pronounced to be one of the best pri vate collections on the coast. The team ster had a fine library of books dealing with science also, and in his pockets at the morgue was found a carefully worked out plan of the orbit of Hal ley's comet, with memoranda regard ing the appearances of other comets and other notes concerning astronom ical subjects. Among the witnesses of the accident were George Drake of 1031 Greenwich street; A. J. Smith. 67S Eighth avenue; Toby Bernstein, 656 Fifth avenue, and H. Batler and D. H. Herschler, real estate men, who were standing directly opposite the wagon when the car struck It. SICKNESS DELAYS ARMY WEDDING Mrs. M. G. Jones Removed to Hospital on the Day Set for Marriage to Lieut. Walker Taken suddenly ill after a hurried trip across the continent to meet her fiance, Mrs. M. G. Jones was removed yesterday to St. Luke's hospital the day that she was to have become the bride of Lieutenant J. C. Walker Jr. of the Eighth infantry, where she was found to be suffering from an attack of ap pendicitis. In response to telegraphic communications from her home city, San Antonio, every assistance possible is being given her. Dr. Lewis Whitaker Allen, superintendent of the hospital to which the young woman was taken, is in charge ofthe case. While stationed in San Antonio Lieu tenant Walker met and wooed Mrs. Jones, the daughter of the late Frank Grlce, editor and proprietor of the San Antonio Express. Recently Lieutenant Walker was detached from service in the Ninth infantry in Texts to the Eighth, stationed at Monterey. As soon as things were settled Mrs. Jones, then visiting her mother, Mrs. William Rus sell, in New York, started for the west to meet her fiance. The wedding date was set for yesterday. On the journey westward, however, Mrs. Jones was taken sick. She took apartments at the St. Francis hotel, which had been reserved for her by Lieutenant Walker. Her condition steadily grew worse, so that on Saturday it was determined to delay the day of marriage indefinitely. She was taken to St. Luke's hospital yesterday afternoon. Doctor Allen stated yesterday even ing that while the case was serious there was a possibility that he might not have to operate. Lieutenant Walker was likewise hopeful. ANTIQUE MIRRORS WERE BACKED WITH LEAD A French investigator has lately In terested the French Academy of Sci ences In his researches concerning the glass mirrors which were: used in an cient times in Egypt and In Thrace. They were backed with a highly pol ished metal, the nature of which has been in question. It has now been ascertained that the metal wan almost pure lead, and it is believed that the method of manufacture was'lo pour the molten lead on the concave surface of discs cut from balloons of blown glass. In consequence of their shape, the mirrors minimize the Images of ob jects lookftd at in them. £AN FRANCISCO I g~ ~ MERCHANT (y^fc) ASSOCIATION \^--^ SATISFACTION GUARANTEED UNDER THIS LABEL Widest choice of materials. Strictly correct styles. . Satisfactory *fit. Fair price. Integrity and reliability assured in every transaction. A SQUARE DEAL IN CLOTHES Honor and Reputation of the. 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BOSS, 1 120 Market St. DEAD EXILE'S SON CLAIMS BARONY Arthur yon Gieglingen, Now Butcher Wagon Driver, May Be Nobleman^ Father Fled From Germany After^Fatal Duel; Estates Were Confiscated Continued Front Page One He achieved rank and in this service was the companion in arms of the great Prussian, Yon Moltke. When the Amer ican civil war began. Yon Hodenberg 1 , then known as Yon Gieglingen. wan one of the soldiers of fortune who served the union cause. He was a major at the end o£ the war. Later. It seems. Yon Giegllngen was In Prussia, and there Yon Moltke interceded with out avail for him at Hanover. Serving for a time as major- in the Prussian forces. Yon Gieglingen. as the deposed baron chose to be known, married again and came to America to become a cltizen._ He was connected with the United States mint In San Francisco in his old age. fmd when he died In that city his second wife, the step mother of Arthur yon Gieglingen of this city, returned to Germany. She had taken possession of all the papers, which would go far toward proving the Oakland's claimant's case, and she has th£se documents now at her home, 43 Vj Sorda street. Damstadt. Germany. Reichert, the justlzrat. is commissioned /• to treat with her for tht3 evidence. iMother Died Early Of his mother th« Oakland claimant knows little. She died in his infancy, and It was only from his father's casual talk that he learned of his ancestry. Dutton. the Grand Army veteran, who Is acting as local agent for the young man, says: "His identity as heir to the estates of Sehloss Gieglingen can be estab lished absolutely. I knew his father and I knew something pf his history. With what information I and the bpy had we were able to interest th* propVr authorities In Hanover, and In a short time we expect to hear Just -what can be done to put Arthur yon Glegllns^n in possession of his birthright." "I owe to Mr. Dutton the progress made toward resralnlng my Inher itance," said Yon Glesclingen. "I know very little about my family history, but I will try to prove my rights ami to obtain the title and estates which my father once held. Stepmother Took Fortune "I know that Yon Gieglingen Is not my true or legal name, but was the name assumed by my father in his ex ile from his estate, and shortly before his death my father told me never to drop the "yon" from 'my name, for he said that was a symbol of what my family h<W been for generations. "If I had what my stepmother took to Germany in the way of papers I would easily prove my right. She has every paper my father left, and sh« | has also the family heirlooms. Jewels, and some rare old pipes which my * father brought away when he left Ger many after his duel. The heirlooms alone are worth a fortune." Young Yon Gieglingen drives a wagon for W. J. Lund, a butcher at 4042 Piedmont avenue. • MINNESOTA TOWN MENACED BY FIRE Women and Children Pray in «. Churches While Thousand Men Fight Flames BIMEDJI. Minn.. May 15.— Women and children are tonight In churches praying, hundreds of men are out fighting the flames and two companies of state militia are hastening here from Crockston and Duluth to quench the blaze that is slowly moving down upon the town. The wall of fire started early this morning about four miles south of th«t city, and tonight had eaten Its way through the dried forests and withered bushes to a point a mile and a half from town. A thousand men are out fighting it. The militiamen are rushing here un der orders from Governor Eberhardt. A dense pall of smoke hangs over the town and breathing in the houses and churches is difficult. Unless there is rain soon or the wind changes the town seems doomed. The society of Amis d« Batxac. ha« rented the house in Rue Fortune. Parl?. where the great novelist died. It hopes to get enough money to buy it and make a. memorial storehouse.