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SATURDAY. MARCH 1«. U*W.
THE WtWM TBJf- VORSiyG.
FOREIGN.— The Duke and Duchess of Corn
wall and York started on their tour of the globe.
King Edward and Queen Alexandra accom
panied them to Portsmouth, whence the steamer
Ophlr. with the Duke and Duchess on board,
¦will ail to-day. ===== Armed British and Rus
sian forces are facing each other threateningly
over disputed railway property at Tien-Tsin.
in the Reichstag Chancellor yon Biilow made a
statement on the progress of Chinese negotia
tions. ===== Lord WTnlsrUr replied in the House
of Commons to the attack of Lord Lanfdo\vn»
regarding the conduct of the war in Africa:
General Kitchener reported further successes
t>y General French in the Transvaal; owing to
the plague at Cape Town, the further landing
of troops at that port will be suspended. =====
The Swiss Government having decreed the ex
pulsion of MM Dfroulede and Buffet from Swit
zerland, their proposed duel was abandoned.
===== M Bogoliepoff. the Russian Minister who
vas shot by Karpovich. died from his wound.
===== The census fixes the population of India
at i' 94,000/100. ... . Th*> French Chamber of
Deputies is considering the prosecution of a
Deputy for monopolizing sugar. ===== The Lon
don Chamber of Commerce is making prepara
• as to entertain the members of. the New-
Ycrk Chamber of Commerce, whom they have
invited to visit London.
. DOMESTIC— President arrived in Canton.
ft Ohio, on his way to attend the funeral of ex
n President Harrison, in Indianapolis. Mrs. Mc-
W Kinley ¦win stay in Canton until his return.
==r The details of the funeral of President
Harrison were completed, and the lists of hon
orary and active pallbearers were announced.
— ¦¦ ¦ - Genera. CYaffee was ordered to withdraw
th« American troops from China, leaving only a
legation guard of one hundred and fifty men in
Peking. ===== Charles H. Duel) the Commis
sioner of Patent?, offered his resignation to the
President. . . ¦ ¦ Congressman Marriott Brosius.
of Pennsylvania, chairman of the Banking and
Currency Committee in the last House, was
itrl ken with apoplexy, and grave fears for his
life are entertained. , ¦ - Governor Odcll. in a
message to the legislature, recommended the
submission to the people of the plan to improve
the canals by completing at a cost of t25.00T.000
the work begun in 1895. — _r.-j Counsel for the
Ramapo Water Company pleaded with the Gov
ernor to veto the bill taking away the privileges
granted to that company la IMS. but the Gov
ernor will probably sign the bill.
CITY.-- Stocks were strong and active. ¦ -
It was announced that Andrew Carnegie had
offered to build sixty-five branch libraries for
the New- York Public Library, provided the city
would furnish sites and provide means for per
manent maintenance. I== A raid was ma( ie
«n an alleged poolroom by the Committee of
Fifteen and the police. :.:-• _ Police Commis
sioner Murphy shifter* Inspectors Harley and
Thompson, making them exchange districts;
the commissions began an investigation of
the charges made by Mrs. Mildred Hamilton in
Captain Donohue's precinct. ¦ .-- The XXVIIth
Assembly District Republican Club gave its
third annual dinner laft evening, in honor of the
Keptiblican workers of the district ¦ , Two
children were burned to death in a tenement
THE WEATHER. -Forecast for to-day: Fair
wvJ, \ l *mperature yesterday Highest, 41 degrees;
lowest, 3S. average, .':'.< |
CEILI ASD ri'RU AT ODDS.
Tb^ controversy b?tn-een Chill nnd p Pr v over
tb* fulfilment of the Treaty of Ancon. in which
Bolivia is to *<ome «tpnt also concerned, ap
pears to be reaching an .-unite Ftage, Involving
rupture of diplomatic relation*, if nothing more.
We have hitherto explained in detail the
prounds on which th- controversy has arisen
and the issues which are at stake. The immedi
ate point of dispute is the taking or a pleblsd
turn to determine w lather the provinces of
Tacna and Arica shall he permanently retained
by Chili or shall lie restored to Peru. Accord
ins to the Treaty of An<-on. such a ple-bisrjtnni
should have heeu taken wven years ago. for
the treaty was si-nod on March 28. 1884, and
the ten years durin- which the provinces were
to he held tentatively l.y rhill expired on March
-'& 1594. Immediately after the latter date the
people of the provinces should have had an op
portunity to determine whether they should be
Chilians or Peruvians. Peru has consistently
pietted for such a settlement, but Chili, on one
pretext or another, hat postponed It year after
year until the present tim ¦. A conference was
to have been held last month at Valparaiso be
tmeen the Peruvian Minister to Chili and the
Chilian Minister for Foreign Affairs for the
arrangement of terms for tr.kinp the plebiscite,
bat it seems to have com? to naught, perhaps
through the change of Foreign Minister Id Chili.
The news, at any rate, now comes to hand
that the Peruvian ilor.?rnment has decided
forthwith to recall its minister to Chill Seflor
I mum Chacaltana. in order thus to express in
Mr<l1 '- and. unmistakable jerms its dissatisfac
tion with the policy of the Chilian Government
That '"•• Is. the Peruvians believe, to ( .l nv
the taking of the plebiscltum until the two
provinces shall have become so fully Chilianized
that there will be no doubt of A majority 'of
votes IMnz cast Tor mainly the. provinces
und-r the Chilian flag. It would be unpleasant
to believe That such was the purpose of Chili
Yet it is scarcely conceivable that the Peruvian
Government would take the radical action now
reported unlegj, it M pretty sure of its ground
and of its jrriova.jce. This withdrawal of Sefior
Chacaltnua will in all probability be followed m
* withdrawal of the Chilian Minister to Peril
and a complete feverance of direct diplomatic
relations between th, two countries. That will
Ibe in Itsojf a menacing state of affairs. It will,
moreover, make more difficult further negotia
tions for an equitable settlement of the question
Xt issue, for these latter will have to beunder
t«kcn'tbronzh the medium of some third power.
We 'bare «,v>ken of the interest of Bolivia in
I th» ra«"p. That republic has for some time been
seeking a restoration of its hit of seaeoast
which was seized by chili .it the- same time with
the Peruvian provinces. Bolivia reasonably con
tending thai flu* possession of an outlet to the
sea Is practically essential to her existence as
an independent State. Chili has replied that
Peru Hoicked the way. According to the Chilian
Government. Pern would not agree to the
plebiscite until after Chili had made with Bo
livia n treaty prohibiting Bolivia from ever ob
taining possession of Tacna and Arica. and
Bolivia would not make such a treaty, or any
treaty, until the pleblscitum had been taken.
This statement, of the case is. of course, in
direct contradiction of the Peruvian and Bo
livian versions. There have recently been some
rumors to the effect that Bolivia is dissatisfied
with the conduct of Peru and is on the point of
declaring war against her. It scarcely seems
possible that such is the case. It would be a
most fatuous course, for Bolivia to pursue. But
in those countries almost anything is possible.
And certainly tlie recall of the Peruvian Min
ister from Santiago looks as though a crisis
were near at hand.
There Is no need of an npology for recurring
to the question of the Palisades, which we have
roennt to keep before the minds of our readers
In New York nnd New -Jersey. If the practical
and prudent scheme recommended by the joint
commission fails it will fail chiefly because citi
zens of the two States wlio heartily approve of
it have not done all that was possible to brine
their representatives at Albany *nd Trenton to
the same opinion. It has been assumed from
the outset that the New-York legislature would
not adjourn without making a suitable appropri
ation, and Governor OdeLTs well known attitude
and apparent confidence have greatly strength
ened thai belief. Yet It is conceivable that our
Senators and Assemblymen -will hesitate to take
favorable action until there is some evidence of a
corresponding disposition on the part of the
New-Jersey lawmakers. That the latter will wnit
for a positive step to be taken at Albany, and
that in consequence both sessions will end with
out anything being done Such a result would
be oxoeedingly unfortunate, and perhaps actu
ally fatal to the project, for the options on
property already acquired expire in .Tune, and
The handsome subscriptions obtained from gen
erous New-Yorkers were made on condition that
the necessary legislation should be procured this
We are glad to see that Mr. Hewitt is using
his influence in New-Jersey in support of the
plan which he did so much to mature and make
feasible, and That the League for the Preserva
tion of the Palisades is not relaxing its efforts.
Delegates of the league had some reason to com
plain of their treatment nt a recent hearing In
Trenton, but we hope the apparent discourtesy
was unintentional. It seems scarcely possible
that an undertaking which is at least utterly
unselfish would be opposed by members of the
New-Jersey legislature with marks of disrespect
for the women who had been invited to present
the arguments in its favor. But it Is evident
that a strong opposition has still to be overcome
at Trenton, and there is not much time left for
persuasion We hope that <iovernor Yoorhees.
who has signified his approval of The plan, will
do all that he properly can to commend it to the
legislature, and that both in New Jersey and
New-York Intelligent opinion may find earnest
expression before it is too late.
PITT 777 EMPEROR.
Those pessimistic persons who have found In
President Hndloy's misunderstood remarks a
text for mournful musings on the drift of the
American people toward despotism should take
heart. The situation may not appear so seri
ous as they suppose if they will only hep. bor
row or steal a trifle of that sense of humor
¦which it is well recognized they do not them
selves possess. When that Impending shape of
empire is illumined by a single flash of humor
ous insight, such as that displayed by Sir Henry
M. Stanley, it is seen to be only a thin mist.
Asked in London what he thought of the pros
pects of setting up this predicted emperor, the
great explorer said: "I pity the emperor. I
"would rather be the most common man in
"the street than such an august personage. It
"already requires considerable courage to be
Pity the emperor: Wei] he might. The very
ridiculousness of the imperial conception is the
best possible defence against such an establish
ment. If the temper of the American people
were such that they could take seriously the
idea of an emperor in the White House, even
though they opposed it bitterly, empire might
be a remote possibility at the end of some possi
ble revolution. A usurper «an contend with
opposition, but no usurper can climb to power
by making himself a laughing stock, and a >
person putting on the imperial purple in Wash
ington would be much more the laughing stock
than the fear of his fellows. Before the em
peror can be crowned he will have to eradicate
the prevailing American humor and irreverence.
Pity the emperor who would bare to face not
armed insurrections but unrestrained laughs!
As Sir Henry M. Stanley says, it already re- '
quires courage to be President, if a simple,
well behaved gentleman In that office cannot
make a journey in ••> private car. or lake a ride
in quiet dignity «n the open street, without
every incident of his going and coming being
made the text for the funny man's cartoons,
what chance would he with ambitions for a
velvet robe have to try on that garment be
fore he was Icugbed off the stage? Imagine a
President returning even to the stateliness of
Washington's "republican court": If he were
to suggest to those about him the adoption of
the routine observed in the household of the
French President, whose powers are insignifi
cant as compared with his. the merriment of
paragraphers and people would be so loud that
h<» would never be heard of again in American
politics. A statesman can do almost anything
but make himself ridiculous without forfeiting
influence. Even .1 national hero cannot with
out grave danger touch the funny-bone of the
American people. They may love him after
ward, but never again will he be a serious leader
The crown and sceptre belong solely to the
caricaturists in this country, so ridiculous is the
idea of empire thought. When an artist wants
to turn 1 laugh against ny man he puts a
crown on his head and a mantle on his shoul
ders. Washington. Adams. .laekfon. Van Buren.
Lincoln, Grant. Garfield, Cleveland and Mc-
Kinley have all been dressed up in that costume
in the attempt to make them ridiculous by
persuading people that at heart they wanted to
wear it. So deep seated is the contempt for
pomp and vanity in office that even the dignity
becoming the representative of the people is fre
quently invaded. With i populace so accus
tomed to the idea that they ire Just as good as
and even a little better than their "hired man."
1 as xorae. of them delight to call him. it is hard
enough to be a Chief Magistrate under the pro
tection of simplicity. Heaven help that hired
man who should brave the loud guffaw of those
he tried to lord it over a- -m emperor! The
Whose blundering heel Instinctively finds out
The goutier foot of speechless dignities
\\ ho. mepf.ng Cesar's self, would slap his back.
Call him ' Old Horse.", and challenge to a drink.
would make short work of any cinchbeck Caesar
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SATUBDAY. MARCH 16. 1901
with a bombardment of Yankee jokes and with
A SCOOP" IN PARLIAMENT.
Th<> British Parliament is annoyed, and "The
Times." of London, is in trouble, tbe annoyauee
probably being more serious than the trouble.
"The Times" published the other day some facts
concerning the CItH List earlier than the gov
ernment wanted them to be published. There
seeujs to be no question as to their accuracy.
The only grie\an/e is that "Tbe Times" cave
Them out before the government was ready to
do so. Neither does It appear that the facts
had been officially imparted to "The Times" in
confidence, to be held by tt "until released."
and that it betrayed that confidence. On the
contrary, the assumption is-Mr. Balfnur him
self intimated it in the HooSe— that some mem
ber of the Civil List Committee, or some one
connected with the committee, -leaked" and
divulged the information to "The Times." And
now the Chancellor of the Exchequer presents a
report of that committee in favor of excluding
•The Timers" representative from the press
gallery or in some radical w;iy punishing that
journal for its temerity.
There may be. of course, some question of
patriotism or ot ethics involved in such a ease.
It may be argued that on moral grounds a
newspaper ought Dot to publish any news which
comes to it through secret or surreptitious chan
nels or throuffh some other person's betrayal of
his trust, or that it ought not to print anything
which the government would not like to have
published. Those, however, are abstract mat
ters. The real question in The present rase is
whether Parliament is to punish a newspaper
for a fault committed primarily by one of its--
Parliament's— own members, and is. moreover,
to punish it not by preventing a repetition of
the performance complained of. but by prevent
ing it from doing what every paper has an
unquestioned right to do. and what Parliament
itself wants it to do There can be no doubt
that it -was through the unfaithfulness of some
member or employe of Parliament that "The
Times" got the information which it published.
Would it not be best for Parliament to concern
itself with finding and punishing that offender,
rather than with trying to punish "The Times"?
And. however "The Times" got the facts, it cer
tainly did not get them through its regular Par
liamemary service in the press gallery; where
fore it would not seem reasonable or just to
interfere with the reporters' performance of
their entirely unobjectionable duties.
Not the paper which publishes the news, but
the member or clerk or whoever he may be
who "leaks" and gives out the news- that is
PTT THEM UNDERGROUND.
Shocking accidents from overhead trolleys
have been flistrcssin^ly frequent of late on
Long Island, in tiif Borough of Richmond and
above the Harlem River. It is a matter J for
congratulation that then are no deadly wires
above ground on Manhattan Island except in
the extreme northern part of it. Overhead trol
leys cause such serious trouble to fire depart
ments nnd nre productive of so ninny mishaps
that it is certain every great city will compel
their removal before the men and women of
this generation are in their graves. It has now
been proved beyond per.idventure that street
cars ran be run promptly and smoothly by tin
underground electric system, winch involves
much less peril and annoyance to communities
than that in which the current runs through the
wir^s above the cars. It is true the trolley lines
will be put to large expense when they are com
pelled to change their power. But the public
welfare muM be paramount.
Within a few years our great Metropolitan
company will be lifting the underground elec
tricity for all its roads, and every other street
car corporation In New-York and other ri'h and
populous municipalities should obliged to fol
low its example after due time is appointed for
the revolution In motive force. When it was
first proposed in New York to require the tele
graph companies to take down their immense
poles in the finest streets and avenues the pro
tests against the change were loud and long.
All sorts of dire calamities were predicted by
the managers and the lawyers of the compa
nies. Rut these protests were disregarded, as
they should have been. Down came the poles
and the wires were put below the surface. That
change was Imperative in the public Interest.
The abandonment of overhead trolleys In all
our chief cities must come, and the sooner the
better. They are intolerable nuisances.
THE FATAL OBSERVATORY.
T'pon the merits or the conflict which has
arisen between Captain Davis, superintendent
of the Naval Observatory, and Mr. Drown." the
head astronomer there, it i.= diUlcult to form an
opinion until th" facts are more fully known
But the Incident is only one In a long pending
controversy, upon pome phases of which toler
ably clear convictions are already possible. There
appears to ftp no question, for Instance, that the
scientific work of the observatory for a few
years past has been highly unsatisfactory and
unworthy of the country. Just who Is to blame
for this state of things is another matter. But
as to th»» value of the output of the observatory
no one seems to entertain nny doubt. It is also
evident that the efficiency of such an Institution
Is sadly impaired by a lack of harmony between
the head and staff. In the nature of things
the agitation for its reorganization was bound
to promote internal friction and bitterness, and
these in turn were sure to paralyze the enthusi
asm. Industry and policy shaping of the men
But while there has been substantial unanimity
amoni; outside astronomers all over the United
States concerning: the need of reform, they have
not agreed altogether as to the best remedy to
apply. To take the observatory away from
the Navy Department would make it necessary
to establish it on an independent basis or else
to attach It to some other department. The
former plan has Its drawback?, although it is
possible that they have been overrated. And
there is much diversity «i' opinion as to the
proper branch of the government to which to
transfer th*> observatory if it is removed from
Under these, circumstances the special and
temporary board of visitors appointed by Sec
retary Lone two years apo to investigate and
report upon the situation deemed a compro
mise both wise and equitable. The men com-
I posing: it concluded that reorganization was
eminently desirable, but favored leaving: the
! observatory nominally attached to the Navy
Department and providing that its superintend
ent should still be a naval officer of high rank.
At the same time they advised putting the ap
pointment of astronomers as well as the general
policy of the institution under the control of a
permanent board of visitors, to be appointed
by the President from civil life and consist
mainly of professional astronomers. It was pro
posed, consequently, that when further additions
were made to the staff of the observatory . the
appointees should go in as civilians, and not be
I commissioned as officers of the navy, as has
been customary for many years. This plan had
much to commend it. The splendid record of
the Greenwich Observatory, which Is managed
by a board of visitors, is alone a strong argu
ment in its favor. And had th" matter been
pushed properly this scheme would probably
have been embodied in an act of Congress a
year a*o. It went . by default, however, and
though two new bills were introduced a' Iht
session Just ended the tirr.^> was ton phort for
their discussion. Had either of them been en
acted it is likely that the troul c between Cap
tain Davis and Mr. Ifcowu would not have cul
minated as it has.
It is to be hoped that during the next session
of Congress this question will be thoroughly
thrashed out and finally disposed of. Th» sooner
this is done the better for all concerned. The
matter has now become an open scandal, and it
grows worse yearly. It would be better to abol
ish the observatory altogether than to. let the
present statf of things continue. The measure
eventually adopted will of course be something
of a compromise. But the vital question at issue
is the amount of power to be confided to the
board of visitors, which is almost sure to come.
And in deciding this the enlightened and un
prejudiced legislator will favor such an adjust
ment as gives the best assurance of creditable
It was no uncertain sound— the loud demand
for Ramapo repeal. And the coon came down.
New-Yorkers who are groaning because the
faucets give out liquid mud instead of pure
water now believe that not only the Croton
needs filtering, but that official bacteria should
be strained out and cast aside. Filter the Water
Department itself and spare not!
Charles W. Ryan, the cashier who lost his
life in trying to save thf- bark funds in a little
Pennsylvania town, had the grit of Jim
Bludso. He saw his duty and he dM if. No braver
and more heroic death has been known of late.
And now Pennsylvania should see to it that his
murderers pay th" penalty soon. Jersey justice
should be the rrodel in this case. A short shrift
for these cowardly assassins!
Citizens arc driven to appeal to the Commis
sioner of Poijc« for bett» r protection against
burglars-. For "bettpr" read •some." At the
present time important residence districts are
practically without police service day or nifrht.
One of the seconds in the De Cartellane-De
Rodays duel, which Is scheduled for to-day, says
the meeting must be absolutely private; he
would not tolerate the presence of a stranger.
That seems to mean that we shall not see in
the music halls cinematograph reproductions of
the sanguinary conflict.
Addresses will be glv«>n at the spring meeting
of the Michigan Schoolmasters' Club, to be held
In Ann Arbor Friday and Saturday, March 10 and
80. by Charles F. Thwlng. president of Western
Reserve University: James B. Angeii. president of
the University of Michigan, and Albert Leonard,
president of the Michigan normal system Presi
dent Thwlnsr will speak on "Th-> Obligations and
Limitations of the High School," and President
Angel] on "The Moral Obligations of the Secondary
The fact ha? been noted that Karl Fitzwilllam
was the only one of all th« members of the two
houses summoned to attend the opening of Par
liament by King Edward VII who was summoned
to attend the first opening of Parliament by Queen
yictoria after her accession In WJ7.
Dr. a P. Coleman. professor of geology In th»
University of Toronto and geologist to the Ontario
Bureau of Mines, has been recommended to the,
Minister of the Interior for appointment as di
rector of the geological survey, in succession to the
late Dr. G. M Dawson.
A correspondent Of "The Boston Transcript" who
knew Di Ingram, th Bishop-elect of London when
he was find of the Oxford Settlement House, In the
East End •' London, writes: "Oxford Hoiipe,
though under itastlcal management, has smok
ln? rooms and billiard halls. "You enn't get the
workingman If you treat him like a baby. 1 said
Ingram. -Yon «moke, and he knows It. You play
billiards, md he knows It. Why should you I irus"i
upon him a Puritan r>':imrn which you yourself
ne^plne? So of dancing and theatricals. You dance
ana you go to th* theatre; why should not the
worklnffinau alao? We have dancing classes and
n dramatic society here at Oxford House. Our
Communicants' Guild meets In the ramo room
where w.> Ji«v.» mir operettas and farces. Why
shmiMn't It? The flnl.'kv line Is the secret .>
failure. 1 Here, thought i. was fine practicality.
The head of Oxford House thought likewise 'As
foon ;i« you Insist on sn Artificial, hyperethlcal
code ot behavior.' he continued, -you ml.«* th» very
men you .ir. after. You don't get the man from
th.- sli hmisf- and the low resort: Instead you pet
the respectable citizen. In other words, you bestow
your benefactions where they are least needed not
where they ure most needed.' "
Chandler Hale, son of Senator Eugene Hale,
of Maine, la to be appointed secretary of the Amer
ican Legation at Vienna, Austria, under Mr. m,-
<'.r!!ii,-k the newly appointed Minister Mr. Hale
has already enjoyed diplomatic honors, having been
secretary of the embassy at Rome several years
Admiral Dewey In to go to Alk-'n. P. C. In «
few days to enjoy a short rest.
Berkeley, Ca!.. March 15. -John Enoch Pond, at
present a member of the middle class of the Berkeley
High School has been appointed the first naval
radet from the Hawaiian Islands. The appoint
ment was secured by Delegate Wtlcox. Young
pond la the son of Lieutenant-Commander Charles
F. Pond, commander of the United States shin
Iroquols, now stationed at Honolulu.
THE Til.X Of THE DAT.
A recent •usßC*Hon that forty colleges like Har
vard be established throughout th» country Is
marie the text for some remark! about the progress
of an atheist college movement by "The Catholic
Standard and Tim.?." This is rather hard on th«
Catholic Students in Harvard.
Buitor— l h*v* come to nsk you for your daugh
J Father—Well, the fact is we arc pretty crowded
hero as It is. and I
Suitor— Oh. I Intend to take her away from home
if I marry her.
Father— Oh. well, in that case— but you did give
mo an awful start, my buy.— (Boston Transcript.
It i? said that the publishers of "Burke"? Peer
age" aro ardently In favor of the growth of repub
lican Ideas in other countries than Great Britain,
because they And that they pell mor* copies of
that work in the United States than in any other
country of th? world.
Mrs. Backbay Only think. Mrs. Charteacate, who
went to live in New-York only three months ago it
fiend. Isn't it awful? '
Mr?. Fenway— Tes, but then It rould not have
bren so very much of an affliction for her to leave
New-York. After having to leave Boston, you
know, it could not have mattered:— (Boston Tran
"One thing the Pan-American movement has done
— 't has persuaded Buff a lonia that they have not
been forgotten by outside relatives and friends."
say« "The Buffalo Commercial." "Letters are be
ing received from those who have not written for
years to their Buffalo connections. This sudden
strengthening of family tie. is one of the results
of the effort Buffalo is making to bring before the
continent an opportunity for soelng the resources
of this splendid city."
Mamma— What makes you so sirk? I hop* you
haven't been chewing tobacco.
Tommy— O-noo-hoo! No ma'am.
Mamma— l'm glad to hear that, but what
Tommy- 1 was gotiV to chew it. but— boo hoc— l
seen you comln". an" I swallowed it whole.—
The teacher of a Sabbath school class, says "The
Christian Register." approa.-hed one little fellow
Who was present for the first time, and Inquired his
name, for the purpose of placing it on the roll.
•"Well." said the youngster, "they call me Jlmmle
for short: hut my maiden name is James." This
is a good mate for t»i- naive and somewhat boast
ful statement of a little girl in a Buffalo house
hold who assured a playmate that she not only had
two maiden aunts but a maiden grandmother!
A very busy woman Is Mrs. John Walter* of
Blair County. P*nn.. who his even reason to' he
lieve that she holds the pie baking "record at lea«t
in he- State. • " '
For the year ending December 1 Mrs Walters
baked 8.303 pies of various descriptions, which were
disposed of mainly by h«r husband and seven sons
In July she broke the monthly record with a total
of 809 pies, forced to this unusual exertion by he
fact that several farmhands had been added to the
In an amusing calculation It is developed that
Mrs. Walters pies, If put all in a string, would
reach thirteen miles and a half. If put one on ton
of the other they would be 300 feet higher than
the Eiffel Tower. If put a step apart they would
reach forty-three and' five-tenths mi:. * and a
man could tramp on a pie at every step.
Mr. Walters is sixty-five years old, and Is no
parently none the worse for his pie diet. He figures
on three pies a day, and thinks that on this basis
he has eaten 43,$iX' pies since his marriage.— (Youth's
•¦L'Afrlcaine." with M. Jean de Reszke In the
character of the intrepid mariner but inconstant
lover, proved to be attractive to the patrons of
opera at the Metropolitan Opera House last night.
For that matter everything In which M. de Reszke
appears. is attractive, but perhaps in this rase
curiosity was piqued a little more than usual by
the fact that the performance once announced
had been long postponed, not originally, but ulti
mately, because of the tenor's Illness. But. dis
regarding all the whys and wherefores. It -was a
pleasant sight again to witness interest in an
opera which lives In spite of the fact thafone or
two performances a season suffice to test the
hardihood of even as daring .a manager as Mr.
Grau. It Is an old story that the composer never
heard the opera. First Meyerbeer kept it under
seal, then th* management of the Grand Op£ra.
Was it because the composer had set it apart a»
the work which would fix his immortality, or wot*
the managers of th" Opera afraid of it? The ques
tion has been discussed, we fancy; the advocates
have made their arguments, but the jury seems
still to be "out."
If M. de Reszke's brief could be supplemented
by half a dozen other briefs equally eloquent, no
doubt we should have a verdict in short order.
But, alas.' even such operatic marionettes as
Selika, Inez, Nelusko, the various dons. inquisitors.
Brahmins, etc.. cannot always be brought to
gether In sufficient numbers to save the work from
becoming wearisome. With M. de Reszke. Mr.
Campanari and Mr. Flanc.cn In the cast, the audi
ence last night had assurance in advance of good
singing and acting, for the tenor is nothing if not
heroic as a hero and lovable as a lover, the bary
tone is a picturesque and active wild m.in. whether
In feathers or furs, and the bass is by nature im
pressively pontifical. The three carried the bur
den of last night's representation admirably. The
ladies labored less successfully, though Mile.
Breval was a model, from a pictorial point of view.
and sang and acted with commendable zeal. The
want of musical charm In her voice and of style
in her singing militated against her. however,
while Miss Suzanne Adam.; was distinctly over
weighted by the part of Inez. There was the cus
tomary brilliancy in the stage pictures and the
opera, without evoking many outbursts of enthusi
asm, except after M. de Reszke's magnificent per
formance of "O Paradis." seemed yet to give
pleasure to a fin" audience in numbers and appear
thfJ philharmonic society.
mr. CARNEGIE for PRESIDENT, AND A
change OF POLICY.
Important change* are pending in the affairs of
the Philharmonic Society.' The annual meetiig
will not be held until after the last concert for
the season, which will take place on March 3a but
on that occasion, if reports which bear the stamp
of strong probability prove to be true, there will
be a change in the presidency as well as the pollcy
of the venerable Institution. For fifty-nine years it
has been th» society's rule to confine its activities
to Its concerts In this city. The agitation which has
been going on for several years looking to the bet
terment of the band In some of its features has
been based partly on x notion that its usefulness
as an organization might be extended by the giving
of concerts occasionally in other cities. At last the
idea haa conquered the board of directors, it is said,
and at a recent meeting the bylaws were amended,
so as to remove the ancient restriction.
At th* same meeting Mr. E. Francis Hyde, the
president, gave notice that he would not be a can
didate for re-election. Mr. Hyde has held the
office for twelve years, which have beea the most
successful ever enjoyed by the society. He hi
said now to be of the opinion that another should
be permitted to enjoy Its honors and nil Its duties
and responsibilities. At his suggestion Mr. An
drew Carnegie was asked to accept an election.
Just before sailing a committee waited upon him
And h<» agreed to accept the office If elected. On
that score little doubt »>eems to be prevalent.
An Interesting function recently took place at a
meeting of the society. For fifty yean Mr. Fred
*rick Btrgner has beep an active member, always
as a performer, and much of the time us a di
rector. About three weeks ago he let It h*» known
that he would retire from the active list at the
end of the present year, which will complete his
half-century of service. His fellow members em
braced the opportunity to show him some de
served honors. He was elected an honorary mem
ber of the socifty and presented with a silver
wreath whose leaves bore the names of his old
"wn.i. Ny i:n\\\Rj) n. kexdall.
NINTH OF HIS ESTATE TO FOUND ARCHI
TECTURAL FELLOWSHIP at HARVARD.
The will of Edward H. Kendall, or No. 32 East
Beventy-ftfth-st.. who died on March U\ was offered
for probate yesterday In the Surrogate's office. The
persona] estate of the testator is estimated at $73,
©00; and the 'real property at Ji>\ooo. Mr. Kendall
leaves all his household furniture, books, jewelry
and other personal effects to his widow, i,ydia
Wistar Kendall, for life. aid. in lieu of dower, th»>
Income from his personal estate for life. On he.*
death the estate, Is to be divided into nine equal
parts, of which his sons. Isaac Wistar and Edward
Hale Kendall, are to receive four parts each, an.l
the ninth par* is to be given to the president and
fellows of Harvard for the establishment of a
scholarship or travelling fellowship In the depart
ment of architecture.
J PHOLD& U IRI />'. TOVBETB WILL.
HER ESTATE OF $1,000,000 WILL GO TO EPIS
COPAL CHURCHES AND INSTITUTIONS.
Surrogate Thomas yesterday handed down a de
cision upholding the will of Mary Beach Tousey.
who left her estate of $i,<¥V>,«w> to Protestant Epis
copal churches and institutions. Th» will was con
tested by Donald TOMSK . a cousin, who lives in
Minneapolis. A suit will also be brought in the
Supreme Court by a Mrs. Roher to upset the -will.
Surrogate Thomas says there has been no proof
of undue influence or of testamentary Incapacity
on the part of the testatrix.
HOW LORD SALISBURY TAKES EJERCISE.
HIDES HIS WHEEL IN THE TAKK OF BLCKINO
London March 15.— Lord Salisbury, in order that
he may take ex»r,-lse In London, has obtained King
Edward's permission to cycle <n the grounds of
Bucklni-ham Pilace. which lie ir. doing th 1 * week,
Every morning he gr»-> along the public thorough
fare from his »«sid*nce in Arlin^cton-st. to the-
Palace. The Premier is unattended, save by his
daughter. Lady Gwendoline Cecil, wno also "rides
7\v ivi in lATie //.-n elleks.
?om» of tho?e who /ifrived here yesterday from
Antwerp on the steamer Ken«in<rton were C. R. A.
Doerinsr. Frederic Mackay. Mrs. J. H Shields and
On the steamer Kalserin Maria Theresia. from
Genoa. Naples and Gibraltar, yesterday, were J
Dlxon Andrew! Mjn .lohn B Bernadou. Arrhur S.
Chandler, fesare CosM, Mr .ir..i Mrs X R Dibble
Mrs. Taylor Dickson. Mr. and Mrs. C. Toleman
Smith. Mr. Mrs Walter M. McOee Miss X V
Hsvwarrl, John Fox Smith and Mr. and Mrs R. tt"
Booked to sail on the steamer Graf Wa!«ier*«»e for
Cherbourg. Plymouth and Hamburg to-day are
Dr. James Blrkhcad. Charles P. Bennett. Miss A. A.
Logan. Miss Katherine, Mansfield, Mr and Mrs T
Willing Peters. Mrs. Paul Rlchter. Mrs J. S. Wood
ruff and Mrs. M. Wheeler.
Among those who expect to sail to-day for Lon
don on the steamer Minneapolis are Edson Adams.
Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. K. J. Bar. Mr and
Mrs. Julius Caryl. Mrs. Daniel W. Evans. William
B. Osmond Field. P. G. Haywood. Colonel G. Leake
Miss M P. M- it-Smith. Mr. and Mrs. F. C Torrey.
Mrs. Ida C. Wllcoy and Mr. and Mrs E. C. Whit
Some of those who intend to sail to-day for
Boulosne-sur-Mer and Rotterdam on the steamer
Statendam are Miss M. Coates. Countess G. de
UehUry.-Me ....i5,.,,. M:^ Su«n Van »™» ™ uS
Mr. iin-l Mr.< Skidtnore I>rou
SKXATOR SEWELL XOT SERIOUSLY ILL.
CM****. N J.. March 13.— Inquiries have been
coming in all day regarding the health of United
States Senator Sow Hi. who was reported to have '
fainted at his office here yesterday. The report !
thit he hfitl tainted was d-nied. b<ir it waj. SaM I
ErtL2!l/ui 9 sufferin * fr^ <be s r> r . but wai "nn ¦
LANDSCAPES AT THE UNION' LEAGT^S
CLUB — A GROUP OF AMERICAN
PAINTINGS — COOPER UNION
AND DECORATIVE ART.
Twenty-three landscapes compose the exhibition
of the month at the Union League Club. Ten are
by French artists; the rest are by Americans, and
all represent men no longer living. George Inness
Is the most conspicuous in our own contingent.
Several of his earlier works are shown alongside
productions dating from hi* maturity. Though the
growth marked by the latter is Immense, it Is In
teresting to see how. even In the overheated "Light
Trtumphant" of IS6I. the qualities which left him
at the. end on the same plane as that of the Barb!
ron masters are clearly proclaimed. The touch in
the old paintings by him here displayed is not s-»
fluid, so broad, as the touch in his best land
scapes. The style is less distinguished, the color
is less beautiful. But the difference is of degree,
not of kind. The two later canvases exhibited are
both superb. One of them. "'Winter Evening," is
especially brilliant In Its expression of atmosphere;
the other. "Trout Brook." is interesting In the
same way, but has the added charm of presenting
a lovelier scene, more thoughtful composition and
a richer light. Both show in full vigor the magic
of his style.
There are three examples of Homer Martin, all
rather sketchy, but full of his originality and keen
interpretation of landscape poetry. The tiny panel
called "The Water Lane" has th* simplicity of a
thumbnail sketch, but It does not yield to the most
elaborate performance in the gallery Is freshness
and truth. ? The two Wyants ari fair, but do not
adequately represent him. It is a pity that th;
committee did not manage to borrow for th» oc
casion the magnificent canvas by Mat, 'The Broad
and Silent Valley." to which reference «m ma*
in this place only a short time ago. The remain
ing American whose work Is illustrated is the late
W. Bliss Baker, cut off lr> his prime, but not MSN
he had shown himself a worthy member et tin
school which boasts Innes.*, Mr- ar.d Irjraal
"Solitude." a large picture of a clearing la ths
woods, with a tangle of trees filling Urn back
ground. discloses in the treatment el the ><»•
Ftrewn earth his tendency toward overelatoration:
but the screen el trees is admirably painted, and"
over the whole canvas there broods the spirit of a
Corot dominates the small company of foreign
painters with three examples, one a classical and
rather dryly painted composition, and the other tw>
In sweeter, more luminous keys. "The Flut9
Player" i.=» enchantingly cool and clear in color.
Daublgny's "Banks of the Otsa ts 'rapressive in
design, but net otherwise n i very much chara.
Diaz. Michel. Dupre and Courbet are present in
creditable form. t»ut there is nothing above the
average in the group they make. Rou?aeai!. on th»
other band, may be seen in one of his happiest
moment? "The Pool" stands for hta more clos»!r
analytical method: the slender trees, silhouette!
against an evening sky. are drawn with perhaps
too meticulous a touch, but the almost bald land
¦rape in the nearer planes is beautifully modelled.
and the picture as a whole has great digp.iry.
only twelve paintings hang in the exhibition nt
American art which has been arranged la th*
Montross Gallery, tut these are all cf value. On»
or two have been seen in public before; the others
are unfamiliar. A "Nocturne" of Whistler's occu
pies Ike place of hrmor. a lovely marine painted
thirtv-f.ve years ago. The design is. ot cours?.
simplicity itself. A few sal!.- break the *rss tor.-s
of sea and sky. with pin roi^ts of •"•'• gleaming
from the boats. It is an exquisite scheme of color,
Itiimiati which the impalpable beauty of nature ap
pears, at once the source aod the slave of a sensu
ous effect. Mr. La Farge lends for the occasion
his masterly portrait of 3 South Sea boatman, a
sturdy mode!, whose dark skin, glistening again??
a background of rich greens, makes an exrraorii
narxly brilliant piece of tonalltv. Two of Mr.
Pewlng's delicately painted flsure file's are on dM
walls: the poetic design. "In a Oarden." with thre>
graceful women, lending greater interest to a ro
mantic scene, and a "Decoration" in which a
stately figure with a golden wand stands before a
mass of leafage. Mrs. Dewing also takes pan in
the show, with a fine flower piece. "Carnations."
Mr. Ryder's "Flying Dutchman" reappears, a
stronc conception, handle ii with individuality and
power, and rich in color, and there '- a good barn
yard study by Mr. Horatio Walker. Mr Abbott
Thayer's "Head." the portrait of a feminine BJSM
has his well known merits and defects. DeploraMy
claylike passages In the flesh painting are counter
balanced by the spirl'uality which la felt in the
rendering of the f:.,-e an.l the- soul behind it.
Mr. Tryon's ttete landscapes, al! recent produc
tions, appeal by virtue of their veracity and their
style. In one of them. "Fairh «yen." whicJi deptcta
a cluster of buildings, seen across a sandy lanl
scape, with gUmjeea of si river between, the not«
of color struck is clear and rorc-ible. Even here.
however, it hi plain that the artist has labored
with great restraint; and In the "November" an!
"Sunshine After Rain" one wishes th-?re wew
greater freedom, a bolder, more vitalized stroke.
Some of the restraint ml-;ht be thrown off. with no
sacrifice of the purity and quietude so characteris
tic of Mr. Tryon. In fact, it seems not iir.probab'.a
' that his work would gain by th- venture.
The general circular of information Issued by ta?
authorities of cooper Union for :•". contains cr.e
announcement of signal importance. It is to the
effect that "the trustees have arranged a fall
course of instruction in decorative art. to be given
in the daytime, in COW— with the Art slu
eeum. for student? intending to practise any of. tti»
decorative arts, and who have already attained
some facility in architectural drawing an-i in draw-
Ing from the c:».»t. as well as a. knowledge of tba
orders of architecture ami their application." It tv
added that •"special instruction will be given in t*J
designing of furniture, fabrics, metal work, ceram
ics, stained glass and other branches, covering
completely interior decoration."' The department
will be under the direction el Mr E. L. Slasauuw.
a pupil of the Ecole dee Eeaux-Art*. who has ha-i
practical experience in architectural offices in thi*
city. His opportunity is a valuable one. Studenri
desiring instruction In the arts and crafts have for
pome time past been afforded chances hi New-York
to prepare themselves for serious work, but the
development of pictorial art has not unnaturally
occupied most attention In the schools a cordial
welcome therefore awaits every new attempt to
place instruction in the humbler (71 walks of life
on a firm basis. Mr. Masnueray'3 department win
he especially useful !f it inculcates a broader the
ory of what mural decoration snould signify in
this community. It now means, IB lh« majority of
cases, the painting of important compositions. Of
these v. c can never haw too many, sol we also
need more of the modest, formal decoration, which
Is. In its way. ojaite as essential as the more ambi
Allegorical designs, with human figures, are good
to possess, but so also is such pure formal work
as Mr. Crowninshleld, Mr. Maynard and Mr. Lindoa
Smith have done in New-York and elsewhere. A
wall that would be the better for color does not
necessarily require painted symbolism or history.
A flat tint, with a well invented border, is some
times Infinitely more effective than the usual picto
rial decoration would be. a system of graceful
arabesques will occasionally nil a given space to
perfection, where a painting with figures would
only overweight the room The famous corridor BJ
th*» Vatican which Raphael conceived on an essen
tially formal plan presents an example not BBS,
whit less valuable for us than that preserved to.
the Ptanze themselves; Indeed, it is perhaps more
acutely needed now than any other All this, w»
believe, is coming to be more and more appre
ciated among owners, architects and mural paint
ers. Mr. Masqueray has before him a field which
can be made to yield the best of fruits. If only it Is
properly cultivated and receives due support from
all those Interested in tne broadening of our artis
The first art event of next week will be the open
ins at the Durand-Ruet Gallery, on Monday, of tta»
exhibition of the Ten American Painters. Ob
Thursday, at the American Art Galleries', th- ex
hibition of the late Professor Charles E. West*
art and literary property will be opened.
When the cable dispatches announced that Prtnc»
Chigl had been fined $50,000 by the Italian Govern
ment for selling 1 the painting by Botticelli about
the American ownership of which so many con
flicting reports have been printed everybody felt
sorry for the unfortunate nobleman and wondered
what he would do. lie lodged an appeal asraiast
the decision of the authorities, and the fine ha»
been reduced to a nominal sum of $50. This leaves
the "Pacca Edict" looking rather silly. But it may
be that Prince Chigis troubles ar» not yet ended,
and that, in on* way or another, the Italian Gov
ernment will contrive to establish a precedent in
this matter which will discourage the sale -•: --
treasures In the peninsula.