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LEAGUE PRESIDENT WILL BE ELECTED ON JAN. 10 MOrT THE OUT BISIVEBS LEM TO BE TRANSACTED. MEETING OF DIRECTORS WILL BE HELO HERE. JACKMHITIU.E HAS ALREADY EN DORSED GRANTLAND RICE. Elfotion Wan Deferred At the Last Meeting With the Statement That There Wn* Not Available Material In the Eield—Bayer It Willing to Accept Presidency Again—No Ar rangements Have Been Made tor a Park in Savannah. At the meeting of the directors of the South Atlantic League, which will be held here on Jan, 10, the most Im portant matter to come up will be that of electing a president for the ensuing year. Just why the chief executive of the league was not elected at the time specified in the constitution and by laws has never yet been made ap parent, but It Is a safe guess that President Charles Boyer knew what he ■was doing when he advocated, with several others, the postponement of the election of a president until the January meeting. When the meeting was held, right after the close of the season, Mr. Boyer was not a hot favorite with certain members of the board of directors. None knew this better than Mr. Boyer himself. He stated that he wan not again a candidate for election, and the excuse given for the failure to elect a president was that there was not a candidate in the Held on whom the di rectors could agree. There are no more in the field now than there were then, and so far as any suggestions have been made none will offer. Grantlnnd Rice Endorsed. At a meeting recently held the di rectors of the Jacksonville club in dorsed Mr. Grantland Rice of the At lanta Journal. The directors of the Jacksonville club are Mr. W. C. West, Col. Max Mverson and Mr. J. B. Lucy. Mr. Chase and Mr. Dozier, former part owners of the club, sold their Interest before the closing of the season. Immediately following Mr. Boyer's announcement that he would not again ■be a candidate for election the Morn ing News suggested Mr. Rice for the nitty HICKS HAS RETIRED FROM THE FOOTBALL TEAM OBJECTED TO UEISIU SI BSTITI TED AT FESTER AT PRACTICE. MILD STIR IN RANKS OF THE BLUE AND WHITE. PRACTICES ARE SOW HEIM; II Ki ll MUHTI.V IN ARMORY YARD. • Advance Sale oj Seals for Clirlnlmns Ossie InOirnlra Thai All Former Records In Attendance Will Be llrokru—Large Crowd of Jay Root rr Eigecl to AI lend the Usmr and file Contest Itself Will Be One of the Hardest llanght Played This Season. A mild stir was created in local foot ball circles last night when Right Guard Billy Hicks became offended and left the practice grounds after stating the cause for his refusal to play substitute center at practice. Everything was progressing smooth ly at practice when the little scene between Capt. Cope and the veteran guard took place. Futch, the regular center, was absent, and in the signal practice Hicks was asked to take his Place at center. Johnson and Black were at guards. After snapping the bail two or three times Hicks sudden ly came to the conclusion that he did not want to play at center, and calm ly walked out of line and donned his sweater. Capt. <"ope called to him to come back, not knowing what was the matter. Hicks replied that he didn’t come out to practice to piay all the positions on the team, and did not want to act as substitute for everybody. He was ask ed to turn in his uniform, but this is his personal property. Hides' Retirement Rea relied. While Hicks’ retirement is generally regretted, the fault is all his own. No one will underestim'ate his value to the team and hie hard, conscientious work, but now is not. the time to ask questions and balk at any work that is asked. There must be one in absolute au thority In every game of sport, as well as in every business, and the fact thiat he was asked to pass the ball while the men were being put through signal practice was in no Wise a reflection on „his ability as an athlete, or his stand ing on the team. It is hoped that the little difference can be patched up—if for nothing more than the regard that all Savannah has for every man who has fought ao valiantly for the Blue and White. Prom now until the very eve of the Christmas game, practices will be held on every available night. Within the last ten days there has been a wonder ful improvement in the physical condi tion of the inen. The cool weather has permitted of the hard training necessary to get each muscle to the highest tension and endurance keyed to the highest notch. face Fast and Kraular. Two weeks ago the run from the Turkish bath to the armory was slow, and there were many stragglers. Now the pate is fast and regular, and not a man lugs by the wayside. The game Christmas Bay is a dan gerous one for Hsvannah In ths tens of the game which means so much to the Blue and White. Bwal en thusiasts would prefer seeing Jack sonville win by an overwhelming more than to ess Charleston even wig on g fluke. With the Charleston geme, hut seven days off the man will hard ly have time to get the soreness and suffuse. out. for this raasog It Is tuoie than pooh kCgddka&at hey, hag. position of president, but objections were interposed for several reasons, none of them, however, in any way reflecting on Mr. Rice’s abiHty to ad minister the affairs of the league. Since the meeting held here in Sep tember offers have been made to Boyer for the sale of the Savan nah franchise and a contingency under which he agreed to sell the Savannah franchise was that he was to have a written guarantee from all of the clubs that he would be president of the league so long as it should last. From this it would seem that Mr. Boyer would not be averse to again accepting the position, and if he does make an effort to get it there is prom ise of some lively times at the Janu ary meeting. Clubs Haven’t Decided. So far Jacksonville is the only club to openly avow Itself for a candidate. Augusta favors an older man than Mr. Rice. Just how Ashenback stands Is not known. He made a statement here during the last meeting that he did not care much who was president if he understood the management and se lection of umpires. Felix Kohler, of the Macon team, has announced no choice. Savannah Is th.e keystone to the lea gue, and without Savannah as a play ing town the league cannot exist, flight .here there is a problem which the lea gue directors should do well to look into. There has as yet been no ar rangements for a park for the coming year. Mr. Boyer stated when he left Sa vannah in September that he would return In November and make arrange ments for a park. So far he has failed to show up here, and so far as can be learned no one has heard from him. The Bolton street grounds will not be available next year, and the establish ment of a park any distance from the city might seriously affect the attend ance. PHILLIES WILL NOT TRAIN IN SAVANNAH. Dnfly Relieves His Team Wns Huo- Doe<l Here I.ast Year. Hugh Duffy has made arrangements for the cellar champions of the Na tional League to take up their spring practice near New Orleans, away from the eyes of all critical observers. Duf fy had to do something by way of a change. He couldn't do It when the Phillies were losing. Manager McGraw, of the Giants has not yet stated whether he will come to Savannah for spring practice, but it is highly probable he will not. as there are no grounds available for practice. able that every substitute on the team will be used Christmas, especially if Savannah gets any kind of a lead. Already' several hundred septs have been reserved at Israel's pool room. Manager Melntire requests all who intend attending the game to get their seats in advance. This will not only help the management In handling the crowd, but will also enable those who attend the game to get in promptly and get their seats. With the substitution of Frank Me- Intire at fullback and Johnson at guard the line up for Christmas seems to have worked its own solution. Just where the weak spots will be in a game cannot be told now, and it is for this reason more than anything else, that the calling off of the game by Fort Screven was disappointing. JACKSONVILLE GUARDS WILL PLAY CHRISTMAS. Guine of Foolbnll Has Been Arrang ed With Ocala Train. In the absence of Jacksonville's first team Christmas the home guard will play a team from Ocala, and from all indications the fact that all home tal ent is on the team which will play there Christmas excites even more in terest in this contest than in the one which will be played in Savannah. There are conflicting statements as to who will be on the Jacksonville line up when the team comes here for the holiday game. Kirby Smith has stated emphatically that he would not play against his old brother in arms. Harris Cope and Council, of Virginia, has written a letter to a friend In Sa vannah in which he stated that he did not expect to play here Christ mas. AT NEW ORLEANS. New Orleans, Dec. 16.—J. W. O’Neill was the only beaten favorite to-day and the fact that the colt showed sore ness going to the post and that Gan non took him through the worst of the going accounted satisfactorily for his defeat. Summaries: First Race—Seven furlongs. King’s Trophy, 9 to 10, won, with Ranger, 7 to 2. second, and Tom Shelley, 8 to 1, third. Time 1:38. Second Race—Six furlongs. Marco, 3 to 1, won, with Chamblee, 12 to 1, second, and Miladi Love, 8 to 1, third. Time 1:17 1-5. Third Race—Mile and an eighth, sell ing. Aladdin, 9 to 10, won. with Home stead, 2 to 1, second, and Barkelmore. 17 to 1, third. Time 2:00 3-5. Fourth Race—Handicap, six fur longs. Astartta, 6 to 5. won, with High Wind, 40 to 1, second, and Jake Greenberg, 13 to 1, third. Time 1:15 4-5. Fifth Race—One and a quarter miles. Lady Fonse. 8 to 5, won, with George Vivian. 5 to 1, second, and Semper Vivax, sto 2. third. Time 2:14 1-5. Sixth Race—Six furlongs. Janeta, 9 to 10, won, with Kitty Platt, 9 to 2, second, and Fruit, 18 to 6, third. Time 1:16. HOBSON HAMII ETTBD AT MACON. Mr Coleg** Fraternity After His I-ee lre at Wesleyan. Macon, Gj., Dec. 16.—Wesleyan Chapel wus scarcely ably lo contain the audience which thronged It to night to hear the brilliant lecture of Cxpt. Richard Pearson Hobson on "America's Mighty Mianioi.” On the stage were representatives of Macou military. Col, K, I), Huguemn, of the Second Georgfs Regiment , Capt. pol hill Wheeler, of the Macon Hussars; Capt. W'. A Starr, of the Floyd Kibes, and Capt. Robert <*, Haselburst, of the Macon Volunteers. After the lecture the members of the local Chaptet of the Kappa Alpha Fra ternity. Including the alumni, and ttia members of the Men o < ‘hap*ei, tend ered Capt. Hobson x banquet, he hav ing Jollied the organisation while be was at college in Alabama, SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY. DECEMBER 17. 1904. Values Extraordinary To-day. Former sl4. 9J5 and sl6 Suits, fashionably made of fashion able fabrics, at the net price of $9.00 Top Coats and Long and Me. dium Overcoats, late patterns and stylishly shaped, full sls values, at the net price of SIO.OO Don't Miss this opportunity of giving yourself a Christmas Gift. AMERICANS WILL LOP OFF SALARIES GREAT SCALING OF PRICES. THOSE WHO JUMPED FROM NAT IONAL ARE NOW KICKING. American League Was looked on na Rooster of Salaries—Announced That National League Will Raise Prices Coining Senson—Claimed That High Salaries Paid Players, and Luxury Which They Demand ed Will on the Rond Ate lip All the Profits of the Lame. Not since the American League hag been in existence has there been such a scaling of salaries as this year. Some of the players caught a. shrink age of their incomes before 1904, but nothing like the extent to which it has been suggested this year by the owners of the teams, says a special from New York. The players, of course, who are hit are making quite an ado about the matter. They have been taught to be lieve that the American League is the great original booster of salaries, and they do not quite relish the notion of losing any part of their pay through action taken by those who induced them to jump their first contracts with the National League. That such would be the eventful out come was repeatedly pointed out to the players, but with their usual accept ance of the theory that it is better to live in the present than to think of the future, they made the leap, and now are in a position where they have no power to help themselveß If they had the inclination. In the meantime, strange as it may appear, and to some extent not the re sult of philanthropy, but of business rivalry, the National League will pay more liberal salaries this year in many instances where there are conflicting clubs in the same city. This is where the player In the American League feels that the boot is pinching his foot particularly hard. It is partly the outcome of long time contracts, which were signed in order to retain National League players, and there has beeu no effort to reduce the salaries, nor is there likely to be. .That the American League would some time have to put a cold com press on war time pay was long ago conceded. Flayers were eating up all the receipts of the game, and owners were being left with not enough to pay their ground rent. When the suggestion of cutting sal aries was first made there were some players who asked that they be re leased outright, as they wanted to re turn to the National League, but the American League owners, after the hard fight they had made to get the men, could not see it that way, and could not be blamed for their stand. There has been no favoritism in the matter of salary cutting. Even the champions in Boston have heard the sad news, although there is none of the Boston men who will be unable to provide himself with bread and butter next summer by the hard-heartedness of Mr. Taylor, the owner of the club. All will draw liberal salaries In spite of the fact that they are not quite so high as they were when the American and National Leagues snorted fire whenever they talked about another. It is a well known fact that the Chi cago Hnd Philadelphia American League clubs are not high salaried at the best, and there isn't very much probability that the players In those organizations have been asked to ac cept very much lesa. unless it be some man who has not lived up to the terms of his contract or has fallen ofT so in play that ho Is no longer considered so valuable to the team. Macon Car anal Ughtlug Cos. Friends Again. Macon, Dec. 16.—The trouble between the Macon Railway and Light Com pany and the Macon Gas Light and Water Company, with regard to the disturbance of a water main by the former which caused the water com pany to secure a temporary injunction against the laying of double tracks by the street car company, haa been set tled. "ijoea your annual salary never dis turb you?” asked the conscientious ellltwn. "Do you feel that you are giv ing the voters anything for your mon ey?” “I confess." said Menator Borg ham. "that 1 never thought about It In that light I have been Interested In seeing whether the Voters i ouid be persuaded to give me anything for irty money.”- Washington Blai. ——— —* a i—- *■ - “ Good-night." “Good-night." said Mr, Btaylate, finally breaking away, “f'va enjoyed myself Immensely Now. neat Bungay night, I ■*! espe-c to pass you# bouse and —* "That will be nice, flood - night?" said sin end shut the gout. - Philagaljdtia Ledger. URGED THE RATIFICATION OF THE ARBITRATION TREATIES Prominent Men Spoke at a Mass Meeting Held in Carnegie Hall. New York, Dec. 16.—A mass meeting, called to urge the prompt ratification of the arbitration treaties recently signed by the iState Department with several of the leading foreign Powers, was held to-night at Carnegie Hall under the auspices of the New York Executive Committee of the American Conference on International Arbitra tion. John Crossby Brown, In an opening address, expressed regret at the ab sence of Andrew Carnegie, who was to have opened the meeting, but who, he said, could not be present. Mayor George B. McClellan presided and was the first speaker. He was fol lowed by M. Linn Bruce and Arch bishop Ireland. While the Archbishop was speaking he was interrupted by a man who cried: ‘‘Give somebody else a chance." The Archbishop immediately sat down. The audience hooted the man who had shouted and ushers tried to find him. but failed. Then the audi ence applauded until Archbishop Ire land resumed his speech. He said, In part: "A great nation it is—this America of ours. The three millions who watched over her in her infancy are now the eighty millions. The latent opulence of her soil and climate blos soms forth in richest profusion, and pours into her bosom unrivalled fruit age. The native ingenuity of her sons, quickened into feverish activity by magnificent opportunities, makes her the unchallenged queen of industry and enterprise. Her commerce moves triumphant across all oceans, over all continents. And her power of self-as sertion is mighty; defiant ever of sub jugation, fitted ever for the aureole of victory, however potent the opposition. "And now America is conscious of the greatness into which she has grown. So rapidly had she been grow ing, so earnest had she been in effort and life that no pause would she make to measure her stature and for long she knew not the hights to which she had been soaring. But the revelation of herself at last came to her. The Spanish - A merican War was the occa sion; America wait thrilled with the sense of her mightiness; she heard the returning' echoes of her world-embrac ing prestige and influence; she under stood that great she is at home, that great she is abroad; she understood that no Atlantic, no Pacific coast sets limit to her name or to her work; and that to be truthful to herself and truthful to humanity she must, wills she it or wills she it not, hold herself to be great and resolutely assume and play amid earth's nations the role of greatness. America, a leader of Autinno. By the very force of her greatness a leadership in the affairs of human ity is assigned to America: she can not refuse herself,; to it. What shall that leadership be? Be it worthy, we pray, of America! Be it such, we pray, that humanity must bless the day. When the republic of the West rose into dignity ’And power and was enthroned as queen amid the world's most queenly nations. “What shall thef-lbadership of Amer ica be? The President of the republic and his Secretary of .State have spoken, and their words .have reached the ut termost bounds of the earth. ’ Address ing the diplomatic officer?..of the United States accredited to the governments signatories to ThA Hague convention. Secretary Hay wrote: ‘The President has charged me to„intruct you to as certain whether the government to which you are accredited is willing to conclude with the government of the United States an arbitration treaty of like tenor to the arrangements, con cluded between Prance and Great Britain on Oct. 14, 1903. * The leader ship of, America, if our chieftains in terpret aright the thought of the American people, is the leadership of peace and good will, the leadership of Justice and righteousness; and the ad vent of America Into greatness betok ens nought but love and joyousnees amid the nations of earth. What It Might llnvr Been. “It, might have been the leadership of strength. Intoxicated with the pride of mightiness America might have al lowed herself to be, as of yore the Greece of Alexander, or the Rome of Caesar, a bold, ambitious power, mak ing her sole appeal to her trusted sword. Anew menace were she to peoples and to trihes, anew peril to the weak and unoffending, one more disturbing element in the family of mankind, and naught else, should her standard have symbolized but the Irre sponsible prowess, the brute force, which has so often already crimsoned deely with human hecatombs the pages of the world’s history. No; such be not, .America, thy ambition and tliy glory: rather be thy message to the world that of the Saviour: 'Peace to men of good will;’ by thy reign anew era in the life of nations—the era of love to all, the era of justice to all.’’ A Plea for Peace. Throughout, his address, which was lengthy, was an appeal for a universal peace. In conclusion, he said: “Amer ica may strive for the best: but un til the best is secured beyond peril, she must be ready for the worst; and so long as war is still possible, so long as it remains the sole arbitrament in defense of vital interests, so long must America put faith in her army and navy. “The army and the naval! We hon or them, we praise them. Their prowess was ever heroic, when in the past America needed their service; it will ever be heroic, should America need it in the future. But. becuuse we honor them, we wish that seldom in the future need shall be that Amer ica bid them to the fray. The army and the navy! glorious they are when justice and righteousness Invoke their sword. Glorious they are, when in their aim Is peace and honor. Peace 4 Let Me Cure Your Kidney Trouble. SEE IF YOU HAVE IT. Thousands suffering from kidney trouble, from urinary disorders, from rheumatism and uric add poison make the mistake of buying ready-mude remedies at drug stores, and wonder why they do not get well. No two teases of kidney trouble are exactly alike, and each re quires a different treatment. The only way you can hope to be cured is to get the Individual attention of a specialist of recognised ability and experience. I know positively that I can cure any case of kidney trou ble, rheumatism, bladder trouble, Bright's disease, dia betes, weuk back, etc., no matter how stubborn' and deep-seated. My announcements have appeared In the papers of this city a longer time than that of any other one man, and that in itself proves I have been curing my patients, or I would not have been successful so long. There are certain symptoms that Indicate kidney trouble, and those who have on# or more of these symp toms should call at my office and get the benefit of a free consultation with me; or, if they cannot cull, they should write me for tb-if • Kxamlnatlon blank booklet, lilt IIITIMU AV etc,, snd 1 will give them the same benefits by nialli Itrrognlscrl ss lit# sieo free. Call on me or write me If you urinate too OUiot I sisbllelied often. If your akin la dry. pale, harsh or wsxy, If there nud Most KeltoMe i* nausea after eating. If the Joints pain and ache, If the Mpccialiet. urtne is dark and <u>*dr. if the flesh under the eyes is bloated if the fieraptratlon has a bad eder, if there ie a ootretant bad taste In the mouth, if you have a chilly, clammy feeling These are but a few of the many e>mptofns but they are all iMsarortejlt, and yog should loss ae Use- getting piopcr treatment, Call or write and 1 will make a thorough egsMitnetlnn free of cheige and advise yog fuel whet te do be be agree My addraae Ml J. Newton Hathaway, si. n JRA lirysh street, ttsvannah, i)s ■ <tfie House tm w. to It mi., |lti,ils Iy. m, Mond.ye 1C tk ru. As | if. m. k and honor 1a the sole justification of war, and only until peace and honor cannot otherwise be secured, should the soldier unsheathe his sword. The home ever of the brave, may America be no less the home ever of justice and of peace—a blessing to her peo ple, a blessing to all other people— the realization upon earth, of the reign bf Him at whose coming angels sang —"Glory to God On High, and On Earth, Peace to Men of Good Will.” Letters from Grover Cleveland, Carl Schurz and John Mitchell were read. . I.etter from Carl Srhor*. The following, in part, was the letter from Hon. Carl Schurz: I am very sorry X cannot comply with your kind invita tion summoning me to speak at tne meeting to ‘be held in behalf of inter national arbitration. The appeals of that cause to the intelligence and mor al sense of mankind have of late been so effectual as to put to shame the dreary pessimism which had so long stood in its way. For what else is it than downright pessimism, dull, dismal and mischievous pessimism, which, having no faith in the elevating influ ences of progressive civilization, In sists that there always will and must be wars, and plenty of them, to satis fy the combative and brutish impulses of human nature, or to keep up the virility of the human race; pessimism, which with a cynical affectation of su perior wisdom, sneers at the advocates of peace as sentimental and weak minded dreamers; which not many years ago 'belittled international arbi tration as a feeble contrivance applica ble only to petty bickerings about trifles, but not to really dangerous dis putes among nations; which scoffer at the idea of a permanent international peace tribunal as a “barren ideality," because it would have no power be hind it to enforce its decisions or awards, and which incessantly con jures up imaginary dangers to our safety, to prove the necessity of con stant preparation for war, and of keep ing up, to this end, vast and costly armaments, even in time of peace. The Decrease la Wars. How does this pessimism stand in the light of day? It is true, war has not yet been abolished. But who will deny that the number of "wars has grow less from century to century, and that many and many troubles whidh at earlier periods would surely have led to war, have been peaceably 'composed? Who will deny that the ab horrence of war as the cruel scourge of mankind and as an odious relic of barbarism is growing more universal in civilized society every day, and that the terrible conflict now going on in the Far East, has immensely intensi fied that abhorrence and hids fair to serve as a tremendous warning exam ple for all time? And now behold international arbi tration, not many decades ago rarely resorted to as a doubtful experiment, become practically the “fashion” of the time, as an English statesman re cently expressed it. The Hngn Court. Behold The Hague Court of Peace, suddenly risen into practical activity as by enchantment, and turning the ridicule upon those super-wise pessi mists who buy yesterday, as it were, pronounced such a permanent interna tional tribunal an impossiblity dreamed of only by fantastic visionaries! 1 Behold the prompt reference to that tribunal s>t such case as the bloody attack by Russian warships upon Brit ish fishermen, which at a time not long past would have been very likely to set the guns of the interested powers booming against each other without muoh eeremony—a case which even at this day some sincere friends of peace would have hesitated to class among those clearly fit for arbitration! Truly, the pessimists who believe in warships and heavy battalions and not in the moral force, as the most poten tial factors in human affairs, have been strikingly belied by palpable events. The cause of peace has in its progress outstripped the forecast even of some of its leaders. We may well have faith in the enlightened intelli gence and the moral sense of man kind, and in the ennobling tendencies of advancing civilization. •A Plea for Arbitration. Indeed, there should be no doubt— and I trust there is none—of the speedy confirmation by the United States Senate of the arbitrable u trea ties between this republic and various powers which are now pending before that body. There should be oo doubt of it even If those treaties were less timidly bmited In scope than they are. Let us, have faith then—as we well may—that the day will come, and that our children, if not we ourselves, will see it. when the reference of any in ternational dispute to The Hague Tribunal will seem as natural, as much a matter of course, as in pri vate life the reference of a dispute about property to a court justice is now. . The Spectacle of “Armed Pence." When any nation going to war with out the extremest necessity generally recognized, will stand dishonored In the estimation of civilized mankind, and when the spectacle of so-called "armed peace"—a spectacle which would seem ludicrous, were it not so sorrowful—each government watching with nervous anxiety every other gov ernment that may add another bat tleship or battalion to its armed force, then following suit with hysterical haste, thus continuing and stimulat ing the ruinous competition and heap ing (burden after burden upon the nocks of suffering peoples will be a thing of the past to be looked back upon by a wiser generation with cu rious wonder at the sort of statesman ship which carried on and encouraged so wasteful and oppressive a policy, and at the patience of the peoples that so long tolerated it. 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Explorer Will Visit a Rrmnrkable Island in Srarrli of n Fortune. From the London Express. A trim little vessel, which is now lying off Greenhithe, will soon set out on one of those "Treasure Island” quests that send a thrill through the heart of the explorer. The auxiliary steam yacht Pandora, owned by Mr. T. C. Kerry, is a stoutly built vessel of 424 tons Thames regis ter, barkentine rigged, and not unlike the famous Discovery. Originally a British gunboat, she passed into the hands of Sir Allen Young, and about Nov. 15 she will sail to the Atlantic on a double mission. The Pandora’s first objective is the island of Tristan da Cunha, the lone liest Islam} in the Atlantic, situated nearly midway between Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope. Here Mr. Kerry will assist the Colo nial office by distributing parcels and mails to the islanders, who seldom re ceive more than one visit a year from any vessel. It is generally a British warship that makes the call. The In habitants, who number about 70, are all descendants of castaways—soldiers, sailors and women, mosi'y of British blood. But the Pandora has another mission to perform. Mr. Kerry has acquired from the government three islands, in each of which he believes there is a fortune to be found—not In gold, sil ver or copper, but in that valuable commodity, guano. Mr. Kerry has had a remarkable ca iy.gr as an explorer. He has crossed the “untrodden paths” in every quar ter of the globe, come unscathed through countless adventures, and was one of the pioneers of New Guinea. Interviewed by an Express represen tative yesterday, he gave gome inter esting details of his coming journey to the Atlantic. "We shall probably remain about a week at Tristan de Cunha,” he said. "When I visited Tristan about twelve years ago 1 found the Inhabitants per fectly hHPpy and contented. At that time a sailor called Green was looked upon as the lending man. "The island Is about forty square miles In extent, and Is very fertile. No money la circulated among the Inhabi tants, sheep and cattle being the me dium of exchange. The grass, though ralher coarse, makes excellent pasture for bullocks, and the Islanders raise potatoes and even cultivate grapes. “They are coarse-skinned, strange looklug people, but extremely hospita ble and peaceable. Every child born on the island has a place of ground allot led to It. Intermarriage and Iso lation have not Improved tbe Intellects of this strangs colony of castaways, and they are very childish In their manner. "About IM miles sway from Tristan are the Islands which I have taken from the government an a twenty-one years’ lasse. They sre nsnied Gough, iMM-eceetble and Nlgtitlngsle ”f am not exaggerating when | say that there are trite of niilltnns of Vitro* on Hirer islands One cannot plat's one's test down tssebst* on Lit eg at Bis or High (Inga is island without stepping on them. They look llko massed regiments, “The birds which contribute the best guano deposits are the penguins, but there, are 'also stormy petrels, boat swain birds, Moley hawks and Cape pigeons. “If the discoveries prove as valuable as I anticipate I shall bring the Pan dora back to England at once. I shall take several of the Tristan de Cunha people with me on the yacht to assist In the work on iny islands. They are strong people physically, and wonder ful boatmen. The government has pre sented them with a fine canvas boat, which they use almost daily. “With the Tristan people, the scien tist accompanying me, and my crew of thirty, I shall have all the assistance I require. “The islands are surrounded for a mile out to sea toy an extraordinary growth of seaweed, which serves to break the force of the ocean, but makes navigation in small boats very diffi cult.” —Larry—"When th’ doctor came to raocinata yez did yes roll up yea slave?” Denny—“Shure. 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