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FOREIGN— The Gold Cup at Ascot was won
lv George E.iuardef's Santoi. W. C. Whitney s
Kilmnrnnck II b-ln« second; Foxhall Ktxne s
Olympian won the Thirty-rinth Biennial Stakes.
zr=. Americans in London wish to amalga
mate th» fund contributed by the Chamber of
Ccsoraett* tidesfies and that raised by the
American Society for the Victcri&n Mcmorla..
; Emperar William unveiled a monument
to the Great Elector at Kid and made a speech,
again rel«r«-ing: to German influence on the aea.
• — r — Remma reek at Kiel began with nlnety
fcur yachts of different nationalities present.
Including Mr- Robert Goelet's Nahma. =
The I'f-iii'.sylvar.ia crew had two practice spins
en th. Henley cour»=*». The Ilamburg-
Amerlcan Bt< imer Astoria went ashore on Cape
Gunrdafui. at the entrance to the Gulf of Aden.
«nd will be n total wreck; «?he was bound from
r<nu;:fi to New-York loaded with tin. ¦¦ ~
Cgtalns.l Gibbons will start from Home on hi?
return t<> America to- day. be will remain a
month at Dinan. France, for rest. =H. H.
Acquit h. th* Liberal lender. In a speech in Lon
don, protcMsd apainsr the resolutions Adopted
at the Queen* Hall in fay of independence
for the H'.ei repui.lics. •
DOMESTlC— Preparations are being? made at
the White Hf>u«.' for the departure of the Presi
dent and Mrs. McKinley for Canton in the first
week of July. - -.. Civil government will be
o*tahliFhe<J in the Philippines on July 4; Judse
William H. Taft will be the first Civil Governor,
and will also remain at the head of the Philip
pine CommisFinn. ¦ The plan of havinß a
director of traffic to harmonize conflicting trans
continental railroad interests was set forth by
J. C. Stubbs. who i? to have the position for
the Hamman lines. == The explanation of
the douWe lynching of negroes at Shreveport.
La., is that a conspiracy against whites had
been discovered. . - President Schurman. in
his commencement address to the class of IP-01
of Cornell University declared that America's
great defect was her lack of famous intellectual
men. j— -^ji A Chicago diver picked up valuable
Benedict Arnold relics from the sunken schooner
Royal Savage in Lake Champlain. =- The
contest for the IVth Judicial District judgeship
remains a deadlock. ===== Harvard defeated
Tale In baseball. 7 to 3.
CITY.— The stock market was dull and irregu
lar. ----- - The taking of testimony was closed in
the trial of Thomas G. Barker, charged with
fhootinp the Rev John Keller, and It was said
that the case would po to the Jury to-day. ==
A dynamo burst In the Edison lieht and power
plant, and the workmen ran for their lives.
etorming a locked gate In their efforts to escape:
one engineer was fatally injured; women in a
passing car fainted, and others working in an
adjoining building were thrown into a panic.
— A mob of men cn<l women beat a motor
man whose car had crushed one girl. Its fender
catching h»r companion, and chased the patrol
¦wagon which rescued him to th* station, clam
oring for his life. - — -- Dr. Daniel Lewis presi
dent of th» State Hoard of Health, announced
k. hat he was about to take a census of the per
a sons in the State suffering from tuberculosis of
f J he lunge. =rrr The Massachusetts passed safe-
Lv through Hell Gate: Secretary Long issued an
order that no other battleship should take that
route except in cases of great emer*- hey. .
THE WEATHER.-Indications for to-day:
Warmer, with rain. The temperature yester
aa>: Highest, ii degrees; lowest. <\4; average
Before you leave the city tor your summer out
ing, be fine to subscribe for The Tribune. Ycu wilt
/eel leaf vrthout it. The address ail llt changed
4U often as desired.
THE GABBLERS' TRIBUTE.
That is an tteaaenwfl/ interesting statement
¦which Justice Jerome made yesterday concern
in« his discovery in the safe of The gambling
hons=P at No. 111 Enst Fourteouth-gt.. which
be raided some time apo. After examining the
safe, he announced that 1* hail found evidence
puitini: hint clow* on the trail of John Doe, but
be would not tell anything more about It. Now
he aaya that in the safe he found a check for
$7.40<\ m ade ont to Frank Farrell. indorsed by
him. paid by the bank, and returned cancelled
to the -ambler*.
Among the patahllag fraternity Frank Far
rcH Is well known, and to those who hoar their
professional conversation his name Is connected
with prosperous and protected jranthllnp. Rich
ard Crokcr is not more distinctly considered the
bos* of Tammany Hall than Frank Farrell Is
wild to he con*ider«>d by anwrtfceg men the boss
of the sambJln- houses. He is the friend of
"Dry Dollar" Sullivan. John Sexton and other
Tammany leaders In the conduct of a povern
ment which is as wide open as it is paid to be.
Fnrrell Is a clever man. and actual proofs of
this reputed feudal lordship over the Rambling
business have been as difficult to MOW as the
legal evidence of the diversion of pauiinc profits
to the officials as an inducement to permit the
continued operation of gambling houses under
police patronage. But here we have the actual
proM of the payment of a large amount by
gambling hou?e keepers to this came Frank
How la it to be explained'; What was it tart
To pay for a large consignment of Bibles dis
tributed by them as a missionary lal>or? What
ever it was for. that check represented in some
form money paid from' the proceeds of -;, U1
Ming to this man, commonly spoken of as chief
of the ramblers. Perhaps be was a. partner
In the enterprise. Perhaps he drew a commis
sion on the business which his Influence pro
tected. Perhaps he was the agent who had to
"square" the police, and only received the
money to pass a part of it V.., Perhaps li
was to pay for a house and i,,, In* Japan. " It
makes little difference. The person reputed
among those who oupht to know to be the bead
of the jrarohlinp business, the Influential friend
and companion of a lot of Tammany men who
are understood to be members of the "gambling
combine," |* diiu-orered to have received in one
payment from gambler* $7,400,' and his receipt
Is found in the gambling house safe!
Evidently gambling in this city is not an In
stitution just tolerated because frail human
nature will hare its excitement, and here and
• tbare people will pander to the yarning appetite
It is an organized business, ' conducted on a
larpe scale, under the control of certain men
of political Influence. The Committee of Fif
teen did not raid the gaajMbjg houses with any
idea of making gambling impossible, or depriv
ing the business men for whom Mr. Crinimins
has been so much concprned of gaming MMM
ment if they seek it. But it did start out to
show to the public tlie organized and semi offi
cial character of the business, and it has suc
ceeded. No intelligent person doubts that n
stream of tribute passes from (fee
individual gambling beam keepers to the cen
tral "gambling combine." which divides its
profits ivith the Tammany authorities who bare
the concession of that particular department of
municipal loot, and the finding of this check
to Frank Farrell. while it may bring no nearer
prosecutions, is certainly an Important link In
the chain of moral conviction concerning the
personality and methods of that gambling ring
collectively known as John Doe.
. VO PROVOCATION TO RUSSIA.
There has been much nonsense, some of it
mischievous, uttered about the tariff dispute be
tween the Tinted States and Russia, but Incom
parably the worst of it all is the insinuation
put forward in this country— though no one
ventures to assume responsibility for It— that
the I'nited States i* deliberately seeking to
provoke a tariff war. It is not for a moment to
be supposed that the Russian Ambassador, or
any responsible Russian statesman, conceived
such an idea, or for a moment countenances it.
It is more likely to have been furtively batched
by some auni i ai 1 1 In Russophile in this
country, who thinks be is doing Russia a good
turn by maligning his own land, or by some irre
sponsible enemy of the administration, who alms
merely at discrediting the administration with
out thinking of the mischief such malicious sug
gestions might do to the whole country.
The otter falsity of such an insinuation is
obvious to every one who has Intelligent regard
for either particular or general facts. We have
already shown tint in the matter of the sugar
and petroleum duties the Vniud States was
guilty of not the -slightest offence to Russia. In
th.< sugar case this country simply equalised
duties, making Russian sugar pay the same rate
that German or otl.er sugar pays, and in the
petroleum case it merely followed Russia's own
example by nutting upon Russian oil the same
tariff which Russia puts upon American oil. A<
for the general principles Involved, it is a mat
ter of historic record that the United States baa
never provoked a tariff war. but that, on the
contrary, it has even refrained from retaliation
under circumstances of great provocation. It is
Bo vainglorious boasting, but a statement of
plain fact to say that the United States has con
sistently practised, under protection, the prin
ciple of commercial peace and goodwill which
Cobden strove exclusively to arrogate to Free
There Is no provocation to Russia in the tariff
policy of the United States. We may confi
dently assume there will be none. But neither
will there be any supineness. The United states
tariff laws will continue to be made, interpreted
and executed at Washington, and not at St.
Petersburg. The United States will continue to
give to Russia the "most favored nation" treat
ment, expecting, of course, the same in return.
More than that it cannot give, in justice to it
self and to others, and more than that Russia
surely will not ask.
retrogression 7.V mail SERVICE.
No matter who may be responsible for it. the
announced change in the mail service between
the New -York and Brooklyn offices must be
regarded not only as deplorable hut as gravely
<\( trimental and even disastrous to the Interests
of this city. It will not be an irreparable disas
ter. We shall continue to liv« and carry on
business during the next four years, as we
should do if railroads and steamships and tele
graphs were abolished. But tens of thousands
of people will be put to serious inconvenience
and delay and actual loss because of this amaz
ing act of retrogression in the postal service.
In these days of speed, when in all depart
ments of communication and transportation
every effort is being made to reduce time to
the narrowest possible margin, it Is a. humiliat
ing anomaly that for any cause the ii m 4m 4 spent
in one of the most Important processes of com
munication lK'tween two of the most important
centres in the continent should be not decreased
but increased tenfold.
For years before the instalment of the pneu
matic tube service between New- York and
Brooklyn the slowness of the mail service
between the two oaten was notorious. It was
.1 matter of common remark that a letter could
bo sent from New- York to Philadelphia and bo
delivered there more quickly than it could be
sent to and delivered in Brooklyn. Extreme bo
to and delivered in Brooklyn. Extreme as
this savins seemed, it was well within the
literal truth, as demonstrated by innumerable
actual experiences. Lesion is the name of
those who mailed letters in New-York in the
morning of one day only to have their delivery
in Brooklyn delayed until the morning or per
haps the afternoon of the next day. Perhaps
such delay was inevitable, necessary and natu
ral. \V<> are not discussing that point. The
fact is that there was then such delay. And
the reasonable presumption is that with the
abandonment of the tube service and the return
to wagon transportation such delay will again
prevail, probably in mi increased ami aggra
vated degree. For the facilities for wagon
transportation are not now nearly as good as
they were, and so the time of transit Is likely
to lie longer than It was. The Introduction of
trolley cars to the bridge has made that road
way far more crowded than it was. and prog
ress over it Is consequently slower and more
subject to interruption and suspension. Actual
blockades were formerly impossible, but now
they are not unknown. It is therefore a highly
favorable estimate that puts the time of wagon
transportation at thirty minutes from office to
olHce instead of three minutes by tube. To
some even Mich tenfold increase of time may
not seem to be a serious matter. To those
accustomed to the prompt transmission of
recent years, whose business arrangements and
calculations are all baaed thereon, it will be in
itself serious, because it will necessitate a
general readjustment of their affairs to meet
the changed conditions. But it will go further
than that The delaying of a single train on a
railroad is apt to delay the whole day's sched
ule. So this slowing down of mail transmis
sion will cause corresponding changes for the
worse in other directions, and its evil effects
will be felt in all departments of the local
New- York deserves better treatment than that.
Its po«torti< c Is not a merely local office. It is
in a peculiar sense a general office for the
whole nation. It receives and dispatches nearly
all the foreign mails of the Whale country,
and handle-- an enormous volume of domes
tic mails in transit between other places.
Moreover, it turns into the national treasury
each year millions of dollars of clear profits to
pay the costs of the service In other places.
There ip no place in the land which does not
enjoy a better mail service because of New-
York than it would without this city. In such
circumstances not only justice but business
common sens.- dictates that New-York should
be dealt with in a generous and not « niggardly
manner, and that instead of being cut and
screwed and scrimped down to the narrowest
possible margin it should be provided with
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. FRIDAY. JUNE 21. 1901.
ample means for making nil departments of Its
postal service as perfect as possible. No nest Is
too good for the goose which lays golden eggs,
especially -when the better the nest the more
numeroxis and more precious will fie"*the ._•--
.STREETCAR RIGHTS AND WRONGS.
We are sorry, though not much surprised, to
hear Mr. Uuggeuheimer say that he hardly ex
pects the Municipal Assembly to pass his ordi
nance forbidding passengers to stand between
the .seats of open streetcars*. Nor is there any
consolation in his announcement that in case
that proposal fails he shall try to make, the
companies provide straps to which standing
passengers may ding. It is doubtful if straps
in open cars would be generally used or increase
the comfort of persons occupying seats, while
their compulsory introduction would tend to in
trench an abuse which ought to be constantly
fought and got rid of as soon as possible.
Every now and then there appears in print a
statement of the conditions making it difficult
to prevent the overcrowding of streetcars whim
seems to bo based on the assumption that all
who can contrive to get aboard have a right to
ride, and consequently that if the companies
now run as many cars as possible during the
rush hours it is of no use to talk about exclud
ing those for whom no seats are left. We seri
ously question the validity of that assumption.
If there is such an inalienable right to transpor
tation, whence is it derived? The obvious fact
that a line must bo drawn somewhere would
seem to dispose of that argument. If passen
gers standing in open cars were to sit down in
the laps of the persons behind them it would be
physically possible for others to crowd In be
tween their knees and the bucks of the seats.
Of course, that would be an intolerable affront
and offence, amounting In law as well as in fact,
are suppose, to an assault. But it is fair and
pertinent to put such a hypothetical case by way
of making clear the point at issue, for we con
tend that it is an offence and an Invasion of
private rights for a person to stand in ft it* i
a person who is seated, in such close proxl i*
and actual contact as an open car makes inevi
table. - Certainly it is a far less gross offence
than the one we have suggested would be. !>.it
what of that? Assaults of which the law ta
cognizance are of various grades, but they are
The public has a right to demand that a«
many cars shall be run as may be required for
its comfortable accommodation, with reason
able regard to safety arid rapidity. The man
agers say they do that now during the rush
hours. We believe that if Mr. Uuggenheimer's
ordinance should be passed and enforced they
would quickly change their opinion, but, how
ever that may be, their general position would
be morally much stronger if the wretched con
ditions which exist during the rush hours were
not deliberately created by them at other hours
through the selfish withdrawal of the largest
possible number of cars.
TOO WAST FIRES.
Whenever the lire insurance men of tho city
or State meet In council there la almost invnri
ablj a doleful talo to toll as to groat losses of
property from conflagrations duo to negligence
on the part of li*» owners of bulliiincs and
poods. Meanwhile tli*» chief Iff*** Insurance cor
porations piirsno tlio even tenor of their "way
and mako macnlficcnt showings of well earned
l«rofltH on the transactions of every successive
year. Who would venture to declare bluntly
that th*» tire insurance companies in some
instances nre managed with leaa sagacity and
wisdom than appeßr In the policies and methods
of the oiHcers of the famous associations which
have to do with human lives? Hut may it not
be true that competition among the under
writers of property risks la aometimea carried
too far. and that sufficiently rigorous precau
tions are not taken aeainut negligence on the
part of the owners of buildings and the con
tents of buildings?
Keen rivalry in lire insurance should not lead
to the granting of unsafe concessions to reck
less seekers of policies. High rates and severe
restrictions should be enforced when old and
Inflammable structures ar»» in the hands of
careless or Indifferent proprietors or manager.*,
and the strict. wntbh on the practices of
unscrupulous persona who try to secure exces
sive insurance should be kept up without ceas
ins. Every reasonable encouragement to the
construction of absolutely fireproof buildings,
like that of The Tribune, should be held out at
all times, and low rates should bo granted to
owners of stocks whoso vigilance never
Blackens. The fire losses in every State of the
I'nion are wofully excessive. They can be cut
down largely if the insurance companies will
work together with zeal and energy and good
judgment to enforce a higher standard of pro
tection and more rigorous measures to secure
"Germany's Ireland" is the name which some
have applied to the Polish provinces of Ger
many, especially to West Prussia nnd Po^rn.
The fitness of the name is seen in the facts that
those provinces are chiefly Inhabited by people
alien to the. masses of the empire; that they
were acquired and are hold by Prussia without
the consent, and. Indeed, with rhe undisguised
dissent, of a large share of the people, «nd that
they are th' scene of Incessant unrest, agitation
and disaffection, varied now and then, as at
present, with arrest-; for treason. There are
further resemblances In the facts thai some
pints of those provinces are wretchedly poor,
and that, on the whole, the provinces are prob
ably better off under German government than
they would be If permitted to secede and to set
up an independent government of their own.
Finally, we may say. the likeness is completed
by the adoption by the Poles of a motto like
that Which Irish secessionists have long flier
ished— namely, that Germany's embarrassment
is Poland's opportunity. Whenever, therefore.
Germany is to any degree involved in foreign
complications or domestic dissensions Polish
agitation may bo expected to be active.
The Polish aim is an ambitious one. It is not
merely to erect PoaM Md Warsaw and two or
three other provinces into nn Independent king
dom, which shall be a second or third rate
power— rather is It to restore the limits and
the splendor of the old Polish realm, which
stretched from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea
and ranked among the great powers Of the
Continent. Vain as such dreams appear to
others, there is no doubt that they are cherished
seriously by the Polos themselves. The leaders
of the Poles are, as the Poles have ever been,
romantic, sentimental, idealist. The masses of
the people are uninformed, largely Illiterate,
nnd know no better than *o regard the fulfil
ment of s,uch dreams as possible. it must be
said. too. that not a little Is being done to foster
that delusion. The Poles are increasing rapidly
in numbers and wealth. They are actually
driving the Germans out of business to an omi
nous extent. They are holding their own in lan
guage and customs as few subject peoples In
such circumstances have ever done. And be
yond doubt their political influence at Berlin is
steadily increasing. .
The circumstance which is fatal to Polish
dreams of another Ladlslaua the Great, how
ever, is the same ns that which differentiates
I Poland from Ireland. That is, the partitioning
of the kingdom among several powers. Ireland
I Ib wholly under British sovereignty, and might
conceivably therefore interest alien lands In her
cause against Great Britain without at the same
time raising up friends for the latter. Bat what
power can the Poles hope to Interest in their
cause? Not Austria. Germany's friend and ally,
since Austria herself has a Polish question on
her hands, and is above all else interested in
keeping the Poles everywhere in subjection.
Not Russia, Germany's rival, since Russia, too.
was one of the spoliators of Poland, and is to
day the foremost oppressor of the Poles. Either
of these would be far more likely to join hands
with Prussia in suppressing a Polish revolt than
to give countenance or comfort to the Poles in
throwing off the Prussian yoke. By the very
fact that they all participated In the partition
of Poland, they are all three bound to stand to
nether for the perpetual subjugation of the
Poles. That is the Insuperable obstacle to the
realization of any home rale dreams in Prussian
It is agreeable to know that one of our big
battleships can pass through Hell Gate safely.
l?ut It should be possible for any ship In the
world to navigate any of the waters of New-
York Harbor in safety.
An Italian has invented a method of checking:
the force of waves by the use of hempen nets.
But Is he not wasting time and taking too
much trouble upon himself? <~>il wells all over
the world are spouting incalculable floods. Why
try to crtch tempests in nets erhan it is B8
easy nowadays to pour cheap oil in vast quan
tities upon troubled waters?
.M"st of our students of existing conditions in
Manhattan had reached the conclusion that th"
sale of lottery tickets had been so diminished
by the enforcement of tho laws that compara
tively few of these little red badges of pin were
in circulation. The Worldly Wlsemen who sup
posed that the lottery swindles bad been choked
off were ill informed. Recent arrest* have made
it clear that the dishonest lottery traffic is still
flourishing in Gotham. Devery's door is open.
King: Leopold does jiot seem as ready to sur
render the Congo State to Belgium as he wa«
before gold was discovered at Katanga.
The number of deaths from murderous vio
lence is much smaller in proportion to popula
tion in Kngland than in the I'nlted States. But
in Ihe older country the taking of human life
without warrant of law is adequately punished
In most instances, in the newer country the
list of homicides every year is appalling, while
th^ legml r>f-nnlty for murder is exacted in so
few casps that It does not appear to have nn
effect sufficiently deterrent to those who are
Inclined to kill.
It is nsnln nnnounced that the Colombian re
bellion Is ended. Let us hope that this time It
will st. iv ended.
Th*> polircmnn who arrested two beKgrars the
«ther nißht for b»-tnc: abusive and violent did
h.ll More power to nts elbon-^ There are en
;ir«¦¦!>¦ too many able bodied vaprants in and near
this city who demand alms and curse or strike
those who decline to Rive th' m. Such scoundrels
Fhould l>e iealt with as highway robbers, for
that is what they really are.
From distant Idaho come the Interesting state
ments that J».*> per cent of the women who are
entitled to vote in that earthly paradise. rnak»
a practice, of going to the polls at every elec
tion, and that the Influence of the suffragists for
total abstinence la so powerful that drinking
m»n have no chance of getting a State or county
nfllce. How wonderfully New-York would be
transformed if the places under our city gov
ernment were barred except to the wearers of
th» Mii« ribbon! Tammany would go out of
business without n day's delay.
The preservation of the Nathan Hal* school
house is a good achievement. What a pity the
Washington Irving hoolhouse in Sleepy Hol
low was net similarly preserved!
The degree of D. P. his been conferred upon th«
Rev. John Bancroft Devlna, of the editorial staff cf
•The New-York Of.?erver.' by Centre College, at
The friends and comrades of General Pnnlel K.
Btcklei have presented a portrait of him to tho
Tnion League, of Philadelphia.
Bethel College, In RusMlhrlllS, Ky. hns conferred
the degree of p. 1> upon the Rev. C, E. Nash, the
pastor of the North Baptist Church, of this city.
A newspaper Of Jefferson City, Mo., says: "Sena
tor Vest and his wife passed through here on Bator*
day en route to their home In Sweet Springs, after
an extended visit si Hoi Springs. Ark. The 'Lint*
Giant" is not a semblance of hip former «>e.lf. He is
thin, emaciated and very weak. He said he was
out of politics for good, and had no idea who his
successor would he. His strong and robust consti
tution ha- marl*- n >rnll«nt flcht against Father
Time, but it Is gradually being vanquished."
J. V Thompson, of ITnlontOWn, Perm., has given
jinn.ivirt for the endowment of the president's chair
Of Washington and Jefferson College, as a memo
rial to his father and mother.
Justice Jaoob W. Wllkln. the new head of the Il
linois Supreme Court, la a native of Ohio, hut
studied law In Illinois under John Sehofleld. and
was admitted to th» bar In IMS.
Professor Th' ma < C. Esty, of Amherst. who has
been elected professor of mathematics In the Uni
versity cf Rochester, was graduated from Amherst
In 1891 In i v 3' tie went to Germany to study mathe
matics un'!<T Professors Klein and Hllbert. of Got
tlngen. On his return he taught mathematics In
the Case School of Applied Science, In Cleveland,
going thence to Amherst to nsslst his father. Pro
fessor William C. Esty, who is at the head of the
department of mathematics. Otis Amsdcn Gage,
w.io has been appointed assistant professor of
mathematics in the University of Rochester, was
graduated from that Institution In isnt». Since, then
he has been teacher of sciences in the High School
of <;• neva, N. Y.
Vice-President Roosevelt has accepted the Invita
tion to be present at the celebration of Colorado's
twenty-fifth anniversary aa a State, which will be
held at Colorado Springs on August I.
Ml:. CHOATE BUFFKRIX6 FROM 1 COLD,
London. June as.— United States Ambassador
• •h'Kite Is rontlned to his \i"A by a summer cold,
which has proved sowtvwhat hnitarlng. Te-n%ht
iii« physkrteni report a material Improvement m
his coudii lon.
OXFORD DEGREES FOR AJJERICAXS. I
London, June 2iK— At the convocation held at Ox- \
ford University this morning the honorary degree
of doctor of laws was conferred upon Dr. o. A
Hrtußs and Dr. Francis Brown, of the Union
Theological Seminary of New- York. ;
77//; 7 ILK OF THE I>.\Y.
"The Ksnsaa City Journal" Bays that ther« Is a
positive dearth of hiiiuls for the wheat harvest in
Kansas, und a posse Is at once sent after .•wry
tramp who Is Incautious enouKh to enter the State.
"The, old farmers," says "The Journal." "watch
every train that passes through their sections for
help. They assemble In squads at the. depot each
morning and evening, and when the train* stop
they dnsh through thorn looking for people who
want to work. It Is a great scramble at nearly
every station In the wheat belt. The rush reminds
one of I football game between two college teams.
Out in Pratt County every train Is stopped by the
farmers and searched for laborers. If a man Is on
! the bumpers he Is dragged off and put to work.
In order to be sure that the Imported harvest
hands do not' leave under cover of, darkness, the
j old farmer puts his regular hired man on guard
j with a Winchester. ''The work of saving the big
; crop is a serious problem with the farmers, and
they are not taking any chances. Women ant
! children are also being drafted Into sen-ice. They
i usually run the binders. On every hand can be
i teen I woman driving from three to four horses
to a self-binder while the old men and the children
are shocking the sheaves. The rush of work will
not . end -with , the cutting of the ' wheat. Th«
threshing Is yet to do. and It takes almost as many
hands to thresh a crop as it does to reap it."
The Vacation Season Is On.— "Mamma can't -we
go and sit on the front porch a little whiter
"Why. Phlllida. have you forgotten that our
front windows are boarded up?"-(Chlcago Tribune.
A young negro recently applied for a place In
the Treasury Department.
"What can you do?" asked one of the secretaries.
"Anything, pah, anything."
"What State are you from?" 1
He drew himself up proudly. "I'm from th? first
State In the Union, pah."
"No, sah: Alabama, sah."
"Rut Alabama isn't the first State in the Union."
"Alphabetically speaking, sah: alphabetically
"The new telegraph editor 1:- .i humorist."
"He heads an account of the cannibal islanders
eating the German scientists 'Trouble in Their
"—(Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Dr. Guthrle. an authority on military surgery
fifty years ago. was a kindly man, although some
what brusque in manner. Sir Joseph Fayrer says:
"I was his house surgeon, and we got on very
well together. One day. when we were going
through the wards with a large following of dis
tinguished visitors, foreign surgeons and others,
we stopped by the bedside of an interesting case,
when Guthrie found fault with the dresser for
something he had done or left undone. The stu
dent ventured to reply, and Guthrie said: 'I dare
say you think you're a remarkably clever fellow,
don't you?' "No. sir.' said the youth, earnestly.
•I don't.' "But you are. though.* said Guthrie. and
Sir Herbert Maxwell give.". In Ma "Memories of
the Months." the following copy of a beguiling
advertisement set forth by a Scandinavian who
could "spik Ingli?." and who had a shrewd Idea
of luring tourists to his salmon river:
"Look Her! Salmon! The honorable travellers
are averted to. that undersigned, who lives tn
FJorde pr. Vol. den Homsdals county. Norway,
short or long time, hires out a good Salmonrlver.
Good lodging finds. DIDRIK MAA.V
"That was a pathetic story which came from
Washington, the Berkshire town, last week." says
"The Springfield Republican." "concerning th»
wholesale slaughter, of a fine flock of Shropshire
sheep by dogs. Of 124 fine animals. 73 were scattered
about the pasture dead, a hard sight for the owner,
Mr. Sanders, who makes sheep raising his chief
business on the sterilo mountain farm. He baa
presented a bill to the county commissioners for
$600. which brings home to the people the expense
of the dog nuisance. Franklin County farmers find
sheep raising a risky undertaking, on account of
the danger of dogs, and that county has frequent
bills for damages. It is a serious problem, for it la
hard to locate the marauding dogs. This constant
menace is crippling the sheep raising industry,
which otherwise would be quite Important in our
A Deliberate Deed.— "What verdict did the coro
ner's jury bring in?" Inquired a man who had seen
"Suicide." answered, Bronco Fob promptly. "He
must have known perfectly wll that stealln" a
hoss In «'rlm«on Gulch was bound to prove fatal."
THE FIUST FRESH AIR PARTY.
FOURSCORE CHILDREN MAKING MERRY
AT CHAPEL BILL, N. J.
The first farge party of the season was sent out
by The Tribune Fresh Air Fund on Tuesday. It
consisted of eighty-one children and mothers, and.
with the exception of six from th» Brooklyn Chil
dren's Aid Soeletj-. WSJ provided by trie Bloom
lngd*l<» Pay Nursery. It went to the Eunice Home,
at Chapel Hill. N. .T.
The dozen or more mothers and caretakers and
th» threescore children began to enjoy themselves
as soon as they boarded the Sandy Hook steamer
Monmouth. On the way down the glistening Bay
the hurry of preparation for the outing wore off.
and with th* rolling of th« swift steamer on the
Atlantic swell as she crossed the Lower Bay. the
children's anticipation became more than realized.
With a chorus of "O-o-o-o-hs" they began to
tumble about as If they had Just eaten a particu
larly hearty Thanksgiving dinner. A tired little
woman, who had several .-mall children In the
party, exclaimed. In a subdued voice, "Ain't the
water lovely? I could live on the water all the
time." Just after the steamer began to roll, the
steamship Hamilton, of the Norfolk Line, passed
In close alongside. This pleased the children, and
they rushed to the side to wave their hands.
Four big 'buses took the mothers and children
up the two mile climb to the home. Immediately
upon reaching the. hou«» they were assigned to
their dormitories and beds, and then the youngsters
tore out to the swings in the grove. Pome charged
off to pick flowers. One mother was overheard to
say to her five-year-old boy. Now. J , I want
to ace you pick a i* ii flower." Pome of the boys
galloped off through the long grass, one or an
other tumbling over and picking himself up with
out a murmur to rinse after the others.
The youngsters were hungry when supper time
came, am* swallowed slice after slice of bread;
their bowls had 10 be replenished from time to
time from the jiitch^rs Of milk. There was not'
a pound except th» clatter of spoons on the plates.
Shortly after I o'clock the children were sent to
th* dormitories. There was an abundance of good
natured laughter and chatter in the boys' domltory
as they undressed and crept under The white cov
ers, and. tired out. snuggled down contentedly.
Hut thero were dreams of future- pleasures floating
In the mlr-V- of MM Of them, which seemed to
promise realisation in view- of the experiences of
th*> last few hours.
"I am going to have a horse and a bicycle." quiet
ly remarked one ear-old, with a tone of as
surance thpt Indicated no doubt In his mind as to
the fulfilment of his desire
"Where are you going to get it?" was asked.
"I am going to get 'em la the country." he re
plied, as if "country" Brood for all things to be
desired but unattainable In the hot. hard walled
It Is rot the custom of the Fresh Air Fund to
send parties to the country before the close of th»
public schools* for the summer vacation. But in this
Instance It was desirable 10 get the home in run
ning order early, and the party from the nursery
could go without Interfering with schoul. as many
of the children were under school age; so It was
'I he Tribune Fresh Air Fund h«s taken Charge,
of the Eunice Home tor th* season. This differs
from the usual plan, but the homt« was given, rent
free and fully equipped lor a party of eighty, so
it could be done without Infringing upon the per
capita expense aversse of '"•
Euntce Home la shunted near the village of
Chapel Hill. N. J.. nnd about two miles over a hard
red gravel road from Atlantic Highlands. It stand*
on the brow of a bill In a chestnut grove, a mile
back from the Lower Hay. which it faces anil of
wh!<*h It commands an expansive view. From the
front porch the eye fakes in Sandy Hook and its
row of low buildings; th» entrance of the har
bor. Coney island, the Long Island shore to the
Narrows, "through wbtrh on a clear day. such as
TueoOaj was. the statue of Liberty may be seen,
a short" perpendicular dash on the horizon, and the
north shore of Staten Island
The house, a shingled lmil !:i sr. three stories high.
is surrounded by a large crave, which effectually
screens a part of the grounds from the midsum
mer sun and furnishes an abundance of limbs for
swings and hammocks. In th- hollow behind the
house Is an open hall field, ami beyond this an
other wood, through which the visitors may roam
without hindrance. A roomy office, a dining room
with tables for Ibe entire number, a playroom and
nursery for rainy days, washrooms and a kitchen
occupy th»» lower floor of the house. The two
upper" floors are divided into dormitories, rooms for
the attendants itr.d two bathrooms.
The Chapel Mill Fresh Air Mission, an Incor
porated organization, built and owns the home. Its*
trustees are Mrs. Haslett McKlm. president; Mrs.
Latham G. Reed, vice-president: Mr- William Bar
clay Parsons, secretary: Miss Mllnor. correspond
ing secretary Mrs. Arthur M.- Hunter, treasurer:
Mrs John C. Lord. Mr«. James Kerns, i Strong.
Miss I.ounsnerry and Mrs. Allen Tucker.
TRAXBATLAXTIC IFaTJ I. Kits.
Among the passengers on the Grosser Kurfurst.
for Bremen via Cherbourg, yesterday, were: I. D.
Bedle. Mr. and Mrs. William Blanchl. Mr. nnd
Mrs. Carl F. [¦¦k.-i'. W. Creevey. Dr. A H Hart
}« Ir - a ri d *!,"• RH ' L ™<^n and family. Mr an i
Mrs. Hamilton Mabie.. David Magle. Jr. Professor
Merrfu Tl n- OOrt r '^l! "niversitV. and Mrs!
Merrltt. the Rev. L. S. Osbourne and C. Ulrleh.
Sailing on the Hamburg-American liner Auguste
Victoria were Mrs. A. By ram. Dr. and Mrs. Joseph
Brettauer. Paul G. dv Challlu. Dr. and Mr , M
H?n r r'v Uf^cCrfe
On L'Aquitalne. which sailed for Havre to
day, were Mi Evelyn Adams, the Rev. P. Da
gnaud. George H. Day, Dr. E. H. Gregory the Re v
AY. W. Urquhart and Mrs. M. Weston? l »'n
>\ . iT\ . Urquhart and Mrs. M. Weston. ¦ *..
New-York society will be extensively represented
to-day at Cambridge, for the class day -,- Harvard.
and a number of people went on from her* and
from Newport last night in order to attend the
celebration. As already stated In this column there
is an unusually large number af scions of old New-
York families being graduated from Harvard this
In addition to the woman's metropolitan -ham
pionship tournament on the links or the Nassau
Country Club, at Glen Cove, there was the annual
regatta of the New- York Yacht Club, which at
tracted a large representation of the fashionable
set. and was not devoid of excitement, as several
of the yachts met with accidents, the Alcalr's
topmast snapping off short, while t-:e Amortta had
her foregaff broken. A number of yachting partle3
were given In connection with the ailalr.
William K. Vanderbilt came to town yesterday
from Idle Hour, his recently completed country
seat at Oakdale. Long Island, where he baa been
since his return on Tuesday last from, hla Canadian
It is this afternoon that Mrs. C. Oliver Iselln
gives her, annual garden party at her beautiful
country place on the Sound, midway between New-
Rochelle and Larchrnont. and. providing the
weather is fine, there will be a large attendance,
not only from the country houses In the vicinity,
but likewise from town.
There will be the usual Friday evening dance to
night at the Morristown Country Club, preceded
by a number of dinners, both at the club and at
country houses in the neighborhood.
Mr nnd Mrs. John R. Dre\ --. -.
their yacht Sultana on Wednesday evening far
Newpi.-t, where they .- tivml ¦-¦- ,~i are
: aw .. mpjrlnej their eof ;ge at Ochre Point.
Mr- J..hn :. ¦ ¦¦- Gardiner started yesterday for
Gardiner's Island, where she will spend the sum
mer in the old Gardiner Manor house. Her daugh
t< r. Miss Adjeaa Oavibsaa rsanslr. ¦ ¦ .> .-: ;
nf-xt « ••¦'«. when "h* will join her mother for a
• • —hr prior to sailing on the Deutchland for
K.:r i • on July 11.
Although Mr. and .Mrs. J. Stevens t'lman leav»
town on Tuesday for Southampton, they win keep
their town house open throughout the summer, as
Mr I'lman's business wtll bring him frequently to
New-York during the next few months. Mn I
man's parents. Mr. ar' Mr- Bsaurj A. Barclay.
have already gone to Southampton, where they
have leased a cottage for the season.
Mrs Harry Lehr's little boy. the son of her flrst
husband, the late Jehn Vinton Dahlgren. is at
New-London with his governess, and Mrs. Lehr will
go to N>v.-- London to join him on her return from
Europe with her husband.
Mrs Robert t;oelet is following the fashion now
r>r*v.-il»nt In »w-York. and is having a number
of alterations made to her town house, which leads
to the belief that she will spend next winter an
trls side of the ocean.
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Moncrieffe will arrive here
fr.>m Europe to-morrow on their way to their
ranch in Wyoming. Mrs. Moncrieff* was Miss Atny
Walker, sister of Corporation Counsel Char
Walker of Chicago, and waa married last April in -
I,ondon to Malcolm Moncriefre. who Is a. brother
of the Duchess of Atholl. of the Dowager Countess
of Dudley, of Ij»dy Forbes, of NVwe, and of Ronald
Moncrteffe. who spent a considerable portion of last
summer at Newport.
Prince Francis of Auersoerg has just received
from th» United States District Court here his
discharge In bankruptcy, his liabilities, all of them
contracted in Europe, amounting to |25ft.0<iO. This
is th«» first Instance on record of a foreign noble
man availing himself of the liberality of the Ameri
can bankruptcy laws to get rid of liabilities con
tracted in the Old World and to escape from the
searching severity of European laws dealing with
Insolvent debtors. Prince Francis of Auerspersr
is the only brother of the head of the Austrian
princely house of Auersperg. who is likewise- Duke
of Gottscnse Hereditary Grand Chamberlain and
Knight of the Golden Fleece. Prince Francis, who
was graduated from the Long Island College Hos
pital as a physician, makes his home In the city.
and Is married to an American girl, who was illss
The Ladles' Kennel Association of the American
tennel nub has dectded to hold a bench show next
11. and Mrs. James t,. Kemochan. Mrs. Jules J.
Vatable. Mis» May Bird and Mrs. R. F Mayhew
have the matter in hand. The IHiohess of New
castle is to be asked to come over to act as one. of
Mr and Mrs. W. Storrs Wells arrived ta town
la?t nt«rht front Newport.
A dinner party was Riven last night by Mrs. Beth
B. French, at Newport, In honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred G. Vanderbilt. and earlier in the day a
luncheon party was given for them by Mrs. F. O.
To Georce B P» Forest belongs the credit of
hivine ajrvea the ¦eat entertainment ot the asaasa
at Oeoawssavy Island, where he had a iar^e
luncheon party yesterday.
Miss Dorothy Whitney is staying at The Break
ers, at Newport, as the guest of Miss Gladys Yan
General the Honorable Herbert Eaton and Mrs.
Eaton, who Is a sister of Mrs. Alfred G. Vander
bilt. are bulldlnc a beautiful country place at North
Berwick. Scotland, where they will henceforth
establish their headquarters. General Eaton is the
next brother and heir to Lord Cheylesmore.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Porchan have nottfle<l their
friends at Newport of their arrival there on July I.
Mrs Wanes O. Oakman gave a large dinner party
la?t nisht at her cottage a» Southampton.
Mrs. Ward McAllister and Miss Louise Ward
McAllister have returned to town from tneir visit
to the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo, and
will remain here unrll they go rr> their country
place at Greenwich. Conn . next week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Lawyard Blair, of B!air<>;!en.
N. J.. brought to an end last night their coaching
party, which was started early 6n Wednesday
morning, when the Defiance left the old tavern at
BcrnardsviHe for Tuxedo, which was reached the
same evening. T. Suffern Tailer. A. S. Alexander
Md Charles Chaptn handling the ribbons. The
party remained at Tuxedo for the night, left there
yesterday on the return journey at 1 p. m.. and
reached) Bernardsvllle again late last night. Among
the members of the party were Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Chapin. Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Alexander.
Mrs. George Post and J. Talmage.
Under the patronage of Mrs. William Rocke
feller. Mrs. Elliott F. Sheprtrd. Mr? J. B. Harrt
mnn. Mrs Whltelaw Reid. Mrs. William F. Ktng*
baai and Miss Helen M. Gould, a lawn party waa
held yesterday at the country place, near Yonkers.
of M- William Usher Parsons, daughter of Adju
tant-General Corbin. for the benefit of the charity
known as the Robin's Nest. This is a home for tm
convalescent cripple children from the Mew-Ton
Hospital for Crippled and Ruptured Children. It U
maintained wholly by the voluntary subscriptions or
the wealthy residents The lawn festival was a bis
success, and the building fund of the nest will Da
enriched by nearly $2,000.
BAPPEXIXGS AT XEWPORT.
Newport. R. 1.. June 20 iSpectalV— Gwen«a»
lyn King, daughter of Mrs. David Kin?, is enter
taining Miss Soley. of New- York.
Dr. and Mrs. Horatio Storfr and Miss Storer have
arrived at their cottage. in Washington st . for tha
Charles F. Hoffman, jr.. has arrived at the Pen
dleton cottage, at Ochre Polnt-ave. and the (Ml
Mr. ur.l Mr- William K. Travers are among the
recent arrivals from New-York.
Mrs. George Crocker, who has taken the O«good
cottag**. In ue-.ive.. fbr the season, arrived
from New-York to-day. Her daughters, the Misses
Rutherford accompanied her.
Mayor Frederick Prime Garmtson has appointed
Paul A. Andrews a member of the Newport Park
Commission In lieu of Commodore C. L. F. Robin
son, resigned. _
A. G. \. ..!erMlt. Reginald Vanderbllt and Will
iam Spencer visited the polo fields on the Vande*
bllt '.::-.. In Portsmouth. They tried the ponUa
.i:. ! the field, and found all in excellent condition.
W. K. Vanderhllt. jr.'s. 70-footer Virginia, ar
rived here to-day from > •;•..- The boat,
which Jm not vet in commission, has been painted
Mr-- V. M O. Slater arrived this afternoon •.''•"
villa on th- Cliffs. Her brother. William GammeD.
also arrived at his cottage.
Mrs. Edward S. Willing, of Philadelphia, has ar
rived for the season. Mrs. S. D. Sen-:-.-, of S•«
York. has arrived at the Sargent cottage for the
summer. Arrivals from New- York this evening
wire Mrs. C. H. iterryraan and Mr and Mrs. Will
iam K. Travers.
Mlsa Dorcthy Whitney is the guest of Miss
A DECORATIOX FOR EMU. BOAS.
Berlin. June 20.— The "Reichfanzeiger" publish^ •
statement, to the. effect that Emperor William has .
decorated ' Emtl Boas.' the* American general man
a«er of t.ie Hamburg- American Lin*, with tb«
Crown Order of the Third Clas*.
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