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VOL. XLIII. NO. 13,338.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1903.
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TOBACCO SMUGGLED IN.
Treasury Officials Arrest a Dealer on
the Confession of Sailors.
NEW YORK, Sept 9. The examination
of Joseph Waherman, a dealer in leaf to
bacco today, before United States Com
missioner RIdgeway on a charge of buying
smuggled tobacco, brought out the fact,
If the confessions of two sailors arrested
Monday are to bo believed, that thefe
are a number of tobacco merchants In
New York engaged in illicit traffic in to
bacco. For many months, the Treasury agents
have been investigating what they felt
assured was a 'well-laid conspiracy to
smuggle into New York leaf tobacco used
for wrappers on expensive cigars and
bearing a very high rate of duty. It can
be purchased in Holland for SO cents a
pound, and easily disposed of in the
United States for $2.50 per pound. Much
of it is smuggled, it 1b declared, from the
Netherlands by sailors, particularly the
men in the stokers' rooms, and the Fed
eral officers have been unable to get their
hands on the receivers or purchasers.
Sunday night, two Treasury officials fol
lowed two sailors of the Koenigen Louise,
giving the names of Thome and Schoon,
who, they say, delivered smuggled to
bacco to Joseph Waherman. Today, when
the three men were arraigned before the
commissioner, the two sailors made con
fessions and testified in behalf of the
Government and against Waherman. The
Commissioner held Waherman for trial
in $1500 ball which was furnished. Waher
man denied the charge and Insisted he
was a victim of -circumstances. The sail
ors were paroled.
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NEW WAR ON NEGRO.
London Refreshment Place Refuses
to Serve Them.
NEW YORK. Sept. 9. London has be
gun to draw the color line, eays a Herald
dispatch from that city. Complaint has
been made to the magistrate at the Marl
Dorougn-sireet police uourt by a negro
who said that he and some friends had
been refused refreshments by a publican
because of their color. The applicant
wished to know whether he and his friends
were to be treated no better than wild
beasts. The magistrate said:
T sympathize with you and think the
publican's refusal a very foolish and un
kind act, but I cannot alter the law as it
The magistrate then entered Into an ex
planation, the gist of which was that.
while a publican was bound to supply any
one with food as a traveler, there was
nothing In the law to compel anyone to
sea anything to anybody.
COLONY FOR NEGROES
New Mexico Townslte Company In
corporates for This End.
DENVER Sept 9. A special to the Re
publican from Santa Fe, N. M., eays the
Blackdom Townsite Company was incor
porated today with a capitaV stock of $10,
000. The purpose Is to establish a colony
6f negroes from the Southern States In
Chaves County, tha name of the' town to
Consuls in Salonica
APPEAL TO POWERS
Bulgaria Said to Be Mo
ITALY HOLDS FLEET READY
Macedonians Organize New
COTTON LANDS MEN AT BEIRUT
Guard Sleeps at th American Con
sulate, and the Men on Board
Slilp Are Under Arms, and Have
Selected Landing Places.
IS DRAWING CLOSER.
The uncontrollable sentiment 'of lite
subjects seems likely to sweep the
Sultan ot Turkey Into a war with
Bulgaria. This latter nation Is now
said to be mobilizing Its forces.
Admiral Cotton reports the situation
at Beirut as improving, but he Is al
lowing marines to sleep in the American-
Consulate, and the men on the
ships $re held in readiness for trouble.
Fearful of dynamite outrages, the
Consuls at Salonica have asked the
powers to send fleets for their protec
tion. Consular versions 6f the Beirut "af
fair show Turkey's assertion that the
Christians were the aggressors to be
LONDON, Sept. 10. Except that the Con
suls In Salonica are again asking for the
protection of warships, there is little di
rect news this morning from the seat of
the Macedonian troubles, but there Is a
plentiful crop of sensational statements
Impossible either to confirm or deny,
Among the latter is the assertion made
in a Sofia dispatch to the Seclo of Milan
to the effect that it has been decided to
mobilize the Bulgarian army. This is con
trary to the avowed policy of the Bul
garian government, but It cannot be re
garded as unlikely, since the Turkish
troops are concentrated at Geoktepe, five
miles from the Bulgarian frontier.
In Paris there Is a persistent rumor that
M. Constans, the French Ambassaaor at
Constantinople, intends to resign as a pro
test against the apathy shown by his gov
According to a Sofia dispatch to the
Dally Express, the British agent there has
already notified Bulgaria that Great Brit
aln lnsjsts that she prevent the passage of
hands Into Macedonia-
Little credence Is attached to a story
published In the Vienna Die Zcitung that
Turkish troops have been ordered to cross
the Bulgarian frontier.
Powers Again Discuss a Policy.
Count Goluchowskl, the Austrian Chan
cellor, had a long conference with Em
peror Francis Joseph at Budapest yester
day, and common diplomatic action by the
powers against Bulgaria Is again said to
be In preparation.
The Italian fleet is beld In readiness at
Sicily, so that It could reach Turkish wat
ers in 48 hours, but Italy will not take any
action except In accord with the powers.
The Daily Telegraph's correspondent at
"Varna reiterates the determination on the
part of the Bulgarian government to hin
der every manifestation liable to lead to
war. He adds that Prince Ferdinand Is in
dally receipt of menacing letters, and as
a result the palace is strongly guarded
the locks have beeir changed on the doors
and all persons desiring admission are
Organizing Rebel Bands.
The Associated Press learns from Phil
lpoppolis that the Macedonian committee
Is actively organizing new revolutionary
bands, of which 170 have been formed In
Eastern Roumelia and Macedonia since
Boris Sarafoff assumed the direction of
the Adrianople committee. The leaders
of the band during the last six months
have imported 109 kilogrammes of dyna
mite, mostly from Austria, together with
large stores of rifles, which have all been
warehoused in the suburbs of Phlllpop-
From Vienna It Is reported that Bulgaria
is trying to contract In Hungary for 15,
000,000 Mannllcher cartridges.
The Porte has appointed several com
missioners In the vilayet of Monastlr to
restore plundered property to its owners.
AMERICANS GUARD CONSULATE.
Cotton Puts Men Ashore at Beirut
and Prepares for Trouble.
BEIRUT, Syria. Monday, Sept. 7 (via
Port Said). The Moslem section of the
city from Friday Tip to last night was in
a state of anarchy, and 30 persons were
ftineu, among wnom, nowever, were no
foreigners. Tho shops are closed, the
streets deserted, and the government Is
seemingly unwilling to assure the safety
of the residents.
The arrival of the. American cruisers
Brooklyn and San Francisco' was most
opportune. Admiral Cotton is on the alert,
and signal men and a guard slept at the
United States Consulate last night. The
men on board the warships are under
arms, reaay 10 aisemoarK on a signal
from the Consulate.
The boats of the Brooklyn and San
Francisco have reconnoltered the coast be
low the property of the American mission,
in order to select landing-places In case of
The American mission authorities thave
demanded guards from the Governor for
the protection of the mission printing of
fice and' the mission property. An at
tempt to enter an American residence on
Saturday was frustrated.
The Americans here think the United
States Government should 'insist on the
dismissal of the "Vail of Beirut, a notorious
bribe-taker, and to whom all the disor
ders are attributed. The oplnlpn here is
that the powers should take action with a
lew to Urlnglng Beirut under the juris
diction of an autonomous Christian gov
ernment for the Lebanon district.
Vice-Consul Magelssen, when he was
fired at recently, was near a police booth.
His assailant Is not yet known. The au
thorities are Indifferent and thus far have
given no satisfaction.
REBELS TO SEND NOTE TO POWERS.
Intend to Resort to Reprisals for the
SOFIA, Sept. 9. The Macedonian organ
izations are preparing a memorandum to
be presented to the representatives of the
powers, in which they will declare that
the Insurgents Intend to resort to re
prisals for the Turkish atrocities. The
memorandum declares that 6a,000 men.
women and children have been slaughtered
and 120 villages burned.
The memorandum repeats the state
ments recently issued by the Insurgent
general staff at Monastlr that the Turks
Instead of fighting the Insurgents have
instituted a general massacre of the Chris
tians. The organizations declare they are
issuing the present memorandum because
they are no longer ablef to restrain the
bands from retaliation, and henceforward
the responsibility will rest with the great
powers, which instead of attempting to
moderate the Turkish barbarities are call
ing on the Turks to speedily end the
CONSULS WANT WARSHIPS.
Officials at Salonica Are in Great
Fear of Dynamite Outrages.
SOFIA, Sept. 9. The Dnevnlk says the
Consuls at Salonica have requested their
Ambassadors to send warships to that
port, as they are In fear of dynamite out
A band of COO revolutionaries engaged
the Turkish troops between Melnlk and
Demirhlssar. The Turks are reported to
have lost heavily.
Eight thousand Turkish troops have
gone from Losengrad to the Bulgarian
frontier. The towns of Prllop and Mona
stlr are surrounded by troops, and no one
Is allowed to enter or leave them.
The Inhabitants of the District of Okrl-
da have armed themselves with rifles and
joined tho Insurgents In the mountains.
The Turkish authorities In the Adrian
ople Vilayet have ordered the destruction
of mills and granaries. Thousands of
women and children In the district are
hiding in the mountains and are starving.
COTTON REPORTS BEIRUT QUIET.
Situation Is Improving and Public
'Confidence Is Being Restored.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9. The Navy De
partment has received a cablegram from
(Concluded on Pago 7.)
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER-
Senators Mitchell and Foster both seek
place on tho Commltteo of Commerce.
Stern, the Baltimore manufacturer of postal
fraud fame, gives himself up at Toronto.
The Balkan Situation.
Consuls at Salonica ask powers to send fleets
for their protection. Page 1.
Bulgaria is said to bo mobilizing its army.
American marines sleep in tho consulate at
Beirut. Pago 1.
Italy holds fleet in readiness for dispatch to
Turkey. Page 1.
Turks' desire for war may drive Sultan to
move against Bulgaria. Pago 1.
Consular reports show Christians were not
the aggressors at Beirut. Page 2.
China strongly objects to two conditions of
Russian note on Manchuria. Page 3.
Famine on Cape Verde Islands Is causing
fifteen deaths per day. Pago lL,'
Londpn begins to draw the color lino on the
negro. Page 1.
Oregon delegation is given a royal greeting
by Mining Congress and begins a cam
palgn for 1003 meeting in Portland. Page
Catholic priests will not giro absolution to
men who take oath of Printers' Union.
Fire on automobile bursts at New York races
and In wild run of car one man Is killed.
New York fuslonlst conference decides for
renominatlon of Mayor Low. Page 2.
Ohio Democratic campaign is opened and
Senator Hanni is made the issue by
Johnson and Clarke. Page 2.
Governor Dole, of Hawaii, will not be a can
dldate for re-election. Page 2.
Scores of Pacific Coast League: Portland 8,
Sacramento 1: Oakland 4, 4. Seattle 3. 3
L03 Angeles 12, San Francisco 10. Page 6,
Butto defeats Seattle, 3-0. Page 0.
Sammle VIgneux w'ill be retained as man
aser of the Browns. Page C.
Major Delmar lowers the record for mile
trot lor geiamgs. .rage o.
Commercial and Marine.
Review of the .local produce and jobbing
trade. Page 15.
"Wheat closes firm and higher at Chicago,
Stock trading dull at New York. Page 15.
Trial trip of new Siuslaw tug. L Roscoe.
Steamer Excelsior strandedtln Alaskan wa
ters. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Earl W. Hood attempts to commit suicide be
cause girl refuses to marry him. Page 12.
Marcus Hechtman.jf kidnaped 15 years ago,
walks by chance into his father's store.
Oregon is sending heavy delegations to Irri
gation Congress at Ogden. Page 10.
Lieutenant-Colonel Booth convicted by court
martial of permitting irregularities in his
department. ' Page 1C.
William M Cook, millionaire, may build ho
tel in Portland. Page 12.
Chorus of one hundred trains for Multnomah
carnival. Page if.
Street-cars are running in Seattle; only 50
men said to have gone out. Page 1.
Harrlman 'may take up projected road to
Central Oregon; Mohler goes to meet him.
Senator Dubois will object to seating of
Smoot In Senate; test oath for Mormons.
Burke and McKamara break, out of the Hllls-
boro jalL Page 4.
Mrs. Samuel Harvey loses footing at Santiam
ford and is drowned. Page 5- ,
. . 1 , ,
BO WANT IT
Mitchell and Foster
COMMERCE IS THE PLACE
Oregon Senator's Chances
Are-Improved by Jones.
SEEKS HONORS IN THE HOUSE
Northwest Is Almost Sure to Be
Given Good Recognition When
Congress Fills the Vacancies
'at-' Coming Session.
ON THESE COMMITTEES.
Coast Defenses, Chairman.
Pacific Islands and Porto Rico.
' Postofflces and Post Roads.
tWoman Suffrage (select.)
Library of Congress (select.)
Coast and Insular Survey, Chairman.
Agriculture and Forestry.
District of Columbia.
Pacific Islands and Porto Rico. f
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington Sept 9. In the 57th Congress, the
Pacific Northwest had no representation
on any of the really important commit
tees of the United States Senate.. It 13
probable, however, that this section will
be accorded more fitting recognition
when the committees of the 5Sth Congress
are formed early In the coming session.
When the committees Tof the last Congress
were formed, neither Oregon, Washington
nor Idaho had a Republican Senator
who had been continually In office for
more than two years, and shortness of
service operated against good committee
assignments. Senator Mitchell having re
entered the Senate after four years In pri
vate life was treated as a new Senator,
while Senator Foster, with two years'
continuous service, was treated little bet
ter. The Washington man, however, Is
now entering on his fifth year, and in
view of .this fact will no doubt be given
better appointments.. The fact that Sena
tors Fulton, Ankeny and Hepburn are all
new men will debar them from securing
any very Important assignments.
Place the Northwest Wants.
Tho eyes of the Northwestern Senators
have all turned toward the two Repub
llcan vacancies on the commerce commit
tee which handles and virtually shapes
the river and harbor bills. To a North
western Senator this Is tho most lmpor
tant committee In, Congress, as It pro
vides larger appropriations for North
western stations than any committee in
the Senate. Senator Mitchell aspires to
one of the vacancies. Senator Foster en
tertains like ambitions. The new Sena
tors, of course, are Ineligible to such an
Important place. Either Mitchell or Fos
ter will probably be appointed to the com.
merce committee, as the Pacific Coast,
since Turner's retirement, now has but
one member, Perkins, of 'California. The
fact that Representative Jones, of Wash
ington, Is almost sure to get on the river
and harbor committee In the House may
prejudice Foster's chances, although Fos
ter"s present seniority over Mitchell will
tend to offset this handicap. Besides Cal
ifornla Is represented on both the Sen
ate and House committees.
May Act on Finance- Committee.
On the appropriations committee there
are now no vacancies, while In the
mighty finance committee that will
handle any currency reform bills that
may be offered, Including the Aldrich
bill, there are one Republican and two
Democratic vacancies. The far West has
no representation on this committee, at
present, and there is a very remote pos
slblllty that Foster or Mitchell may se
cure tho vacant place, but under no cir
cumstances would either secure a place
on this committee In addition to com
Were It not that Senator Ankeny is a
new man his vast banking experience
under conditions that have brought him
in close touch with the farmers, whom
it Is claimed will be benefited by an
"elastic currency,"' he -might reasonably
be reckoned a3 a possibility. As It Is he
cannot hope for the appointment.
The determination to stave off tariff e
vision until after the presidential election
will deprive the finance committee of
most Important task In the coming ses
slon, but later on, when the tariff ques
tlon is taken up, this committee will
handle all tariff bills. An appointment
In the coming session is, therefore,
doubly desirable. Foreign relations is
committee of growing Importance, but
there are no Republican vacancies. Sen
ator Mitchell will no doubt retain his
chairmanship of the committee on Coast
defenses, but may have to sacrifice post
offices, Interoceanlc canals, or Pacific
Islands and Porto Rico If he Is given
more Important assignment. His other
committee places are inconsequential.
Next Best Place for Foster.
Senator Foster will retain the chair
manship of coast and Insular survey com
mittee, but would no doubt relinquish any
other committee place he now holds for
tor a more aesiraDie position, ae nas no
assignments of particular Inportance to
the Pacific Coast, and should he fall to
get on commerce, will look on naval af
fairs as the next best thing within reach,
place that Is Important to his state on
account of tho Puget Sound navy-yards.
Unfortunately, there is now no vacancy,
although one may be created In the ex- I
change that will eventually take place.
Senator 'Dubois, for a Democratic Sen
ator, now fares exceptionally well, being
on Indian affairs, postofflces, privileges
and elections and Philippines. He Is not
likely to receive material advancement.
Of the three new Senators nothing def
inite can be said. Each will secure the
chairmanship of some unimportant com
mitted which carries with It a committee-
room, and each may acquire appointments
on one or two of the secondary commit
tees, with four or five additional places
on .unimportant and inconsequential com
Republican vacancies, besides commerce,
are a3 follows:
Indian affairs, one; Interoceanlc canals.
one; Irrigation, one; judiciary, one; mil
itary affairs, one; postofflces, two; priv
ileges and elections, one; public buildings,
two. To Western men, several of these
committees are desirable, particularly
public buildings, which distributes funds
for erecting federal buildings in' growing
cities. Public lands, which will again be
called on to repeal or remodel certain
land laws, is another, and territories,
dealing with Alaska problems, is a third.
The work of the irrigation" committee Is
not now important, but may become so
later, but Indian affairs handles a large
appropriation bill, and Is of considerable
Importance to an Oregon, Washington or
As the Smoot case Is likely to die out,
privileges and, elections will not be very
important in the next Congress. Other
committees named are desirable only In
a general way. From this list of vacancies
must come the promotions of Senators
Mitchell and Foster, and the more Impor
tant places that will be assigned to Ful
ton, Ankeny and Hepburn.
ARMY OFFICERS CHANGED.
North-west Transfers nnd Assign
ments in Artillery Corps.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
Ington, Sept. 9. The following transfers
and assignments In the artillery corps
were made today to take effect upon the
arrival at Fort Casey of Major L. H.
Walker, artillery corps:
Captain Isaac N. Lewis, from the Sixty
third Company Coast Artllley to the un
assigned list; First Lieutenant Harrison
S. Kerrick from the Seventy-first Com
pany Coast Artillery to the unassigned
list; First Lieutenant Fred T. Austin to
the Seventy-first Company Coast Artll
Captain Lewis will proceed to Fort
Flagler and report to the commanding of
ficer of the artillery district of Puget
Sound, for duty as Adjutant, to relieve
Lieutenant Austin, who, upon being re
lieved will join the company to which he
New Orccron Postmasters.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept. 9. Edith Hoffman was to
day appointed postmaster at Chase, Or.,
vice Ida E. Bohannon, resigned.
Ernest E. Madden was today appointed
regular rural carrier, and Roy Wright,
substitute carrier, at Colville, Wash.
Washington Lands Are Withdrawn.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept. 9. Pending a thorough ex
amination to determine Its desirability for
National irrigation purposes, township 17
north, range 40 east, in the Spokane Land
District, Wash., has been withdrawn from
all save homestead entry.
Teacher for Klamath Indian School.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Sept. 9. Louisa McDermott, of
Berkeley, Cal., has been appointed teach
er In the Klamath Indian school at t
salary of 5660 per year.
BRITAIN FACES PERIL.
Society of Science Urge-i It Is Not
Giving Due Aid to Education.
SOUTHPORT, England, Sept. 9. The
British Association for the Advancement
of Science met tonight at the Opera
House here, which was crowded. Sir
Norman Lockyer delivered his annual ad
dress, entitled "The Influence of Brain
Power on History."
During the course of his remarks, the
president dwelt ,at some length on the
struggle for existence in modern com
munities, showed that British industries
were suffering from international compe
tltion, dwelt on the necessity for a body
such as the British Association, dealing
with the organization of science, and
"Our position as a nation, our success
as merchants are In peril chiefly, dealing
with preventable cases, because- of our
lack of completely efficient universities
and our neglect of research.
"We In Great Britain have 11 universi
ties competing with 134 state and private
ly endowed In the United States and 22
state endowed In Germany. Tho German
state gives to one university more than
the British government allows to all the
universities and university college in
England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
put together. These are the conditions
which regulate the production of brain
power In the United States, Germany and
Great Britain, respectively, and the ex
cuse of the government Is that this Is a
matter for private effort. Do not our
ministers of state know that other civ
lllzed countries grant efficient state aid
and further, that private effort has pro
vlded In Great Britain less than 10 per
cent of the sum thus furnished in the
United States In addition to state aid.
"When we consider the large endow
ment of university education In the Unit
ed States and Germany, it is obvious
that state aid can only make any valid
competition possible with either. The
more we study the facts the more sta
tistics are gone Into, the more do we find
that we to a large extent lack both of
the sources of endowment upon one or
other or both of which other nations de
pend. We are between two stools, and the
prospect Is hopeless without some drastic
charges. And first among these If we in
tend to get out of the present slough
of despond, must be the giving up of the
idea of relying upon private effort."
The president then compared the vast
sums spent by the British government
on "sea power" and the small amount
expended on "brain power," and advocat
ed duplicating the navy bill of 1SSS-S9,
1120,000.000 and devoting that amount to
the increase of Great Britain's brain
The next meeting of the association,
in 1905, will be held in South Africa,
STRIKE IS A JOKE
Seattle People Do Not
Take It Seriously.
GARS ARE ALL RUNNING
Only 56 Men Fail to Repor
OTHER UNIONS HESITATE TO ACT
They Say They Are Willing to Back:
the Street-Car Men Up Provided
They Make a Showing of
Leaders ot the Western Central
Union, who had charge of the striko
last Spring in Seattle, are taking no
part In v the street-car men's dispute
with their employers. When they saw
that tho Carmen's Union was not a
unit on the striko question, they re
fused to havo anything to do with tho
Other unions say that there must ha
a union of sentiment among the strik
ers before their members can be ex
pected to show active sympathy.
4 SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 9. (Special.)
The street-car strike looks like a joke.
The strike leaders announced early this
morning that they decided to strike, and
'ery "street-car line In the city would be
tied up. Instead of this happening, the
company operated a full service from noon
until after 6 o'clock this evening. Owing
to a shortage of relief men and a rainy
night, this service was reduced one-half
According to the figures in the superin
tendent's office, just 101 men failed to re
port for work before noon today, t Super
intendent Kempster posted up a notice
that all men who failed to report before
4 o'clock thi3 afternoon would be dls-
charsed. In response to this notice. 37
men came back to work, eight resigned
and 38 failed to report, and were declared
discharged. According to these figures,
there are just 56 men on strike.
.'Olnke a Showing," Sny Unions.
It takes 65S men to operate the cars of
the company each day.. The union claims
a membership of 425, and the leaders ad
mit that not half their members responded
to the strike call. Every man who broke
away from the old union to form a new
union reported for work today.
The strike leaders claim that the men do
not clearly understand the situation, and
once it is pointed out to them that or
ganized labor Is behind the strike, they
will all quit work and tie the company up.
Organized labor says to the Street-Car
Men's Union: "Make a showing of
strength and we will back you up." The
union replies: "Let organized labor back
us up, and we will be able to make a
Between the two, tho company is oper
ating cars as usual, and promises to start
out with a full service tomorrow morning.
There Is a meeting of strikers in prog
ress tonight. An attempt will be made to
shut off tho company's coal supply from
the mines at Ronton. Some of the strike
leaders admit that this would do no good,
for the reason that the company would ba
able to get coal fronvany one of a half
dozen other mines.
Tho linemen and the electrical workers
will also bo asked to come out, but there
is a general feeling among the members,
of the other unions that the street-cat
men, being divided among themselves,
have no right to call other unions out In
Old Lenders Keep From Under.
It Is a noticeable fact that none of the
leaders of the Western Central Labor
Union, who handled the strike last Spring,
have anything to do with this one. They
got out from under when they saw that
the Street-Car Men's Union was divided
against itself, and that the company had
enough men in reserve to"" operate cars.
President Furth says the company will
go right on doing business as usual, and,
while enough men went on strike to about
Use up the extra list, there will be men
enough to go to work In the next few
days to more than make up for this.
XESTING NEW YORK LAW
Submits to Arrest to Learn if Adver
tisers Can't Use American Flag.
NEW YORK, Sept. 9. In order to test
the constitutionality of the act passed by
the New York Legislature at its last
session, prohibiting the use of the Ameri
can flag for advertising purposes on cigar
boxes, cigarette and tobacco pouches, J.
McPike. manager of the cigar depart
ment of a wholesale grocery store today"
submitted to arrest and was brought be
fore Justice Blanchard of the Supreme
Court on a writ of habeas corpus sued
out by his counsel.
Justice Blanchard said he would parole
Mr. McPike until Friday, when he will
enter a pro-forma order dismissing the
writ, thus upholding the constitutionality
of the act. Mr. McPike's counsel said an
appeal 'would be taken as soon as the
order was signed.
Admiral Sumner Hauls Down Flag.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9. Rear Admiral
Sumner, Commander-in-Chief of the
South Atlantic station, today hauled down
his flag and .will return to the United
States. He will retire in December. Rear
Admlral Lamberton succeeds him In com
mand of the South Atlantic station.