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FAF-ISIAX EVUNTN'G TOILET
Of ivory eollenne; lace volant, with appliques
satin B.nd g-ulpure; ruches of ruban de gaze.
TENEMENT HOUSE INFANTS
THEIR ANNUAL SUMMER STRUGGLE
AND THEIR HAVEN. THE
This Is a story of hot weather and milk. Hot
•weather and milk, taken together, are very hard
on babies. All those thin, large eyed, little creat- j
ures at the dispensary of the Babies" Hospital !
thought so yesterday. Their great eyes, staring
out of their -white. haggaid. little faces, seemed to
inquire mutely why they were obliged to pass any
thing so disagreeable as their second summer in a
•world of tenement houses and 90 degrees In the
shade, five cent milk and no Ice chest. Some of the
babies made these Inquiries audibly. The room
was full of little, moaning, inarticulate sounds, as
one baby after another plaintively gave tongue to
its feelings in this regard. But there was one who
never ceased. Every instant his voice rose in a
despairing shriek. His wail was steady, persistent,
maddening: and without rest or pause his poor
mother walked the floor with him. Her eye was
glazed and suffering. Her limbs trembled beneath
her; her face had the look of a hunted creature;
yet still she paced, and at times stopped the wail
ing mouth with kisses. It was 3 o'clock in the
afternoon, and since li the night before the baby
had maintained that cry! Not an instant's sleep,
not a moment's rest for any one In the tenement
house flat. For two weeks the crying had been
nearly continuous. The father was unable to go to
■work or account of sleepless nights. The mother's
nerves were worn to frazzles.
Dr. Ellen Lowell, the imperturbable young dis
pensary assistant, was outwardly ■ undisturbed, but
inwardly pitiful. She asked the mother If she were
willing to let the baby be taxen to Oceanic, where,
amid the cool breezes and trained attendance of the
city's summer hospital for Us sick babies, perhaps
somebody could discover a cause and remedy for
that ceaseless crying. The poor mother consented
gladly, s.nd carried away th? little bundle of per
sonified wail. Silence fell like a benediction on the
room, for all the other babies had grown still in
sheer astonishment at this one's persistence. In
deed, a little colored two-year-old, with a sore face,
after listening to the cries for a time had gravely
offered the sick baby his own little box of oint
ment which he held in his hands.
WEIGHING THE BABY. '
The inquiries and the prescribing an the weigh
ing went on. for all the little babies were undressed
and laM In the tin pan of a pair of grocer's scales,
like a sack of sugar or a pound of cheese, and
weighed, and then the weight marked down for
future reference. If next week a baby Is found to
have gained they know he is better, even though
his tired mother docs not think so.
With the older children malnutrition, or lack of
vitality, seemed to be a cause of trouble. There
was one little fellow who would eat nothing; his
mother said he didn't eat enough to keep a bird
alive. He would never play with the other chil
dren; and it took him fifteen minutes to climb the
stairs. Then there were two little girls, with a
delicacy and refinement of contour that spoke of
blood somewhere along the line. And they would
not eat. either. The mother said in a discouraged
way that they would not drink milk at all, and
that boiled milk, especially, was anathema to them.
They would not eat meat or vegetables, nor touch
a single egg. Eggs beaten up raw they scorned,
even when enriched with sugar and disguised with
tea or milk. In fact, they would take nothing but
a few mouthfuls of soup now and then, in a casual
way, and for the rest they merely wished to drown
themselves in ice water, lemonade and other re
freshing drinks of summer time. The children were
thin and pale, and constantly losing weight.
THE TENEMENT HOUSE PENNY.
It is in cases like these that the Tenement House
Penny plays a part. There are al! grades and de
grees of worldly prosperity among tenement dwell
ers. Among those in prosperous circumstances, '
with sood salaries, the giving of pennies to chtl- -
dren assumes large proportions. Many a street
■tar.d or little store Is supported entirely by the
pennies of children. This particular mother ad
mitted that while she herself had stopped giving
pennies to the children because they bought
"truck" with them, still they had many given them
by others with which to purchase surreptitious
tweets. In consequence, what little appetite they
had was destroyed between meals.
Renewed vigilance was urged, strict prohibition
to the youngsters as to the consumption of street
dainties, a menu recommended which the children
were to eat or have nothing, tonics and tea trips
prescribed, and free tickets for the last given.
By far the greater number of all the patients
were the babies of two years and under, and with
them it was always the same story— milk, hot
weather, summer complaint, of which, if the rem
edy be not speedily supplied, the last chapter is
death. ' .-
But at the Babies' Hospital they have reduced
the feeding of th« baby to a science, as proved by
the paper of Dr. Charles Gilmore Kerley before the
American Pediatric Society at Buffalo last sum-
Mr, when he reported on 4* case* of summer
complaint, only 2 per cent of which were lost.
ICE ARRESTS THE GERMS.
"Ice all the way along." said Dr. K. Curtice Holt,
who was in charge of the dispensary yesterday,
"from the time the milk leaves th« cow till it la
canned for the baby's bottle, la the only safety.
The germs will not develop in bottled milk that Is
kept on ice. and if it i* clean milk in the first
place it is safer than any ml.* In which the germs
have once been allowed to develop, even if steril
t*«Kj two or three times afterward. There is cer
tain raw milk In the city which ha« never been
treated in Htiy way. on which babies thrive be
cause it has been so carefully cool»d.
The "hi". at the Babies' Hospital get th«
bible, fed or. "certified milk" whenever - pose £I*.
"Certified" milk is milk which nan been •xamined
by a com-nlttee of expert* from the County Medical
6ociety and pronounced by them to hare no greater
number of bacteria to the cubic cenUnv etx e th an
is compatible with infant health. This certified
'■ milk la what the well child ahouid be fed upon.
Th« reason why «o m«.ny babl«« are caught in the
•Tip of the destroyer, even in «arly June, before
i the hot weather really come*. Is because they have
I bten ill nourished all the year. »<?' , wb^ MM ™ l ? ll in fl
$.-:«omplalnt actually arpenrs the little patients at
■ttS dispensary are whisked oft their mUk imrne
-aiatHyand put on a diet of rice or b»rl*>v,wa,t,er
r-"Kioi» the^nilit at once" l« the first and all-lm-
WW I*'WOMEN*1 *' WOMEN*
portant rule. A tablespoonful of barley flour or
of whole rice to a pint of water 4s Dr. Kerley's
recipe for a child of one year, the barley flour to
be boiled half an hoar, the rice three hours. When
the child sickens of the rice or bark-y water, so
that it cannot take it steadily, a little chicken,
beef or mutton broth may bt used to flavor the
cereal gruel, or a teaspoonful of beef juice may be
nut in it. But with many children these have a
This simple rule. ""When the baby is sick, stop
the milk: give a dose of castor oil. and feed rloe or
barley gruel." Is strenuously imposed on the
mother;; who take their babies to the dispensary
at the Babies' Hospital, and I>r. Holt Is not afraid
to declare his opinion that the high percentage of
success in this branch of the dispensary practice
has been due to the care taken to teach the
SHOULD TEACH BABY FEEDING.
"At the Buffalo meeting." *aid he, "when Dr.
Kerley read his paper, doctors Bald in discussing
It that we must have a more intelligent class of
tenement house mothers in New- York than they
do In other cities. That, of course, is absurd. If
the children have had any better care, if our in
structions have been followed any more intelli
gently, it is because it has been our policy to in
struct the mothers very carefully and patiently
what to do. Most of the mothers do as well as
they can. If they know what to do, they will gen
erally do It. The proper care and feeding of an
infant le a very highly skilled and technical em
ployment. No one has any right to expect technical
skill on the part of an ignorant, untrained v^ rson -
The mother's devotion makes her an invaluable
ally in saving Infant life, but devotion will not
teach the value of cooled milk or barley water.
But I will tell you one reform which I think should
be instituted. I don't see why the care of Infants
should not be made a part of every girl's public
school course. It is impossible to give boys any
specific training for their future occupation in life.
No one knows whether a boy is going to be a
president or a blacksmith, a clerk or a laborer.
Hut the great majority of all the girls will have
children to brine v.p. If it Is worth while to teach
them to cook and srw. It is surely worth while to
teach them how to feed a baby so as to k<?c p It
■well: and what that would mean In the prevention
of Infant mortality can hardly be estimated. The
great, basio. underlying cause of Infant mortality
is improper feeding."
Dr. Kerley advocated mucn the same thing In
his paper, already quoted, in which he said:
"The large summer mortality from intestinal dis
orders is not due to the tenement or directly to the
hot weather, but to th« absence of a little knowl
edge of the complete Inadequacy of facilities which
exists there during the hot months. In short, there
is a total inability to meet the changed conditions
brought about by the hot weatner.
"The municipality should establish milk labor
atories and stations, one for a certain number of
the poor population, where sterilized milk and
cereal gruels and animal broths could be furnished
free every month of the year to those who could
not pay. and at a small cost to others. There
BhOoM be at least one salaried physician and vis
iting nurse, who could advise and teach mothers
In the infant's care and feeding, and furnish lit
erature bearing upon the matter in the native
language of the mother. An ice station should be
connected with every laboratory, and ice supplied
free or at a small cost. If good food were provided
for the well, and the mothers instructed what to
do when the first sign of gantro-intestinal disorders
appear, the deaths from summer diarrhopa would
be reduced to a comparatively small number.
"The above proposition at this time may sound
".topian. but In the. future, when man in the process
of evolution is still further removed from his abo
riginal ancestor, who held life very choap, his
estimate of the value of this human life will have
chanKod. and there will be free milk laboratories
and free ice stations, properly conducted by an un
selfish municipal government supported by a hu
IT 1^" I(B6INC%JrSnMO£222!
Have you hud a kindness i>hown?
Pas* It on.
'Twas not given for you alone —
Fan It on.
Let It travel down th* y«sar».
Lrt It wipe another'« : -,-.ri.
Till In heaven the deed appear*—
THE TREE OF LIFE.
Plant patience in the garden of thy soul I
The roots are bitter, but the fruits are sweet:
• And when, at last, It stands a tree complete.
Beneath its tender *hade the burning heat
And burdens of the day shall lose control-
Plant patience In the garden o^en™ Austin.
All letters and packages Intended for the
T. S. S. should be addressed to The Tribune
•Sunshine Society, Tribune H.illuli.K. New-
York City. If the above address i- carefully
observed communication* intended for the
T S. S will >'•• ««*»" likely to «o H.lrn). The
Tribune Sunnlilnr Society has no connection
with any other organization or publication
lifting; the word "isiinnhlne.
A check for $10 has been received from Tuxedo
Park, of which $5 is to be used for trolley rides
for poor women and children, and X for ice for
those needing it. The money came "from one who
has read the Sunshine column of The Tribune with
interest and sympathizes with the good work it
does " "Theodora" has given $2 for some urgent
case of sadness or sickness. This will help supply
the needs of a suffering member in the West, whose
rsad condition was recently made known to the of
fice Mrs. Josephine S. Roe has sent J! for trolley
rides for poor mothers and children: Mrs. Charles
W Vernon $1. "to help make Sunshine"; "Alpna, '
Jl ' for trolley rides for some poor cripple; little
Elizabeth Bro^keU. of Ka.st Orange, Is. J.. six
year?" old earned 20 cnts. and Sf-nt it to the office
to gi'vs some other little girls trolley rides.
DISTRIBUTION OF BOOKS.
The distribution of prize books to the "plant"
children of the "Little Mothers" will take place on
Wednesday and Saturday of next week. The books
are to be given to those children who took such
care of their Ea«ter plants that they were able to
return them to the Settlement Houso in good con
dition three months later. More than two hundred
were successful in pressing their flowers, and now
there is still a deficit in the number of prizt- books.
Will the T. S. S. members who have children's
books to pass on pl'-ase help the chairman of the
flower committee by sending them direct to the
Little Mothei;-' Aid Association, No. 230 Second
HELP FOR COLORED WOMAN.
Mrs. Jerome, a Manhattan member, asks if
there is a ray of Sunshine to spare for a poor col
ored widow with one child to support. She does
days' washing for a living, but in the summer
there are so many idle days that she is not able to
meet her rent, and is about t(j be dispossessed.
Mrs Jerome went to the colored church, and they
gave $6. but could do no more. A few extra dol
lars would move her furniture, pay a month's rent
in advance and put sunshine into her life.
THANKS FOR CHEER.
The librarian of the Union Settlement library
sent hearty thanks for the box of books and maga
zines received last week from The Tribune Sun
shine Society, is the gift is a great help in the
library work. Mrs. Frank Thompson, of Lenora,
Kan desires to thank some unknown friend who
sent ' her tidies: Miss C. A. Border, an invalid
member of Alabama, writes immediate thanks for
the comfortable waist sent to her through the
office Mrs. G. H. W.. of Long Island, says: "How
can I thank you for the money sent to me? It
came Just when I did not know which way to turn;
my daughter Is sick, away from home, ami I did
want to go and see her. and your sunshine made
the way bright. I shall always be grateful for
this gift " Ms. V. H:tmmett. of Virginia wishes
she could tell how much the T. S. S. has done for
her. "The world does not seem so dreary and
empty," she pays, since she has known the Sun
shine people and learned that there are kind
hearts ready to minister to her needs and comfort.
Minnie M. Smith, of Kansas, was greatly pleased
to receive pretty silk pieces, an she specially en-
Joys piecing slumber robes to "pass on."
"C. A. 8.." a sunshine friend In New-Jersey,
has contributed some sensible gingham and calico
dresses, aprons and underwear for the little South
ern girl in Alabama who. with her brother, has
to work in the cotton fields to help support the
family. Her father is dead and her mother an
Invalid Some unknown friend sent a silk lined
wrap and a fancy drapery. A package of maga
zines for hospital distribution came from Arling
ton, N. J-; four copies of a weekly magazine with
out a ' name, women's underwear from "Orange
City" and unfinished work and wools from E. L.
F of Ohio: a large bouquet of yellow daisies- was
contributed by Mrs. SchoJderfer, a new member of
the Yorktown Heights T. B. S branch; a box of
sw-etiif-aB "with kind greetings for Home invalid"
irom Mrs. A. S. Hampton, of New-Jersey: .i Bur
lincton (Vt.) member now in Maine sent her regu
lar magazine to the office, with stamps inclosed, as
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATUBDaX AUGUST 2. 1902.
GOOD HOT WEATHER DISHES
KECIFES ORIGINATED BY A FRENCH
HOUSEWIFE— A BED OF SOKREL.
For cucumbers fried in batter, pare three or four
of good size, cut them in thin s.ices, sprinkle with
pepper and salt, and let them stand twenty min
utes. Meanwhile, make a batter with one well
beaten egg. one pint of flour one teaspoonful of
butter, one teasi-oonful of baking powder, a salt
spoonful of salt and milk to make- a batter. Beat
it until it is smooth. Drain the cucumber slices,
dip them into the batter and fry in deep fat. Drain
on lircwn paper and serve hot.
For German puffs there will be required four
eggs, one pint of milk, five tablespoonfuls of sifted
flour and one tea spoonful of salt. Beat the yolks
and whites of the eggs separately. To the yolks
add gradually alternate portions of the flour ana
milk until both are exhausted and there are no
lumps. Fold in the whites last and bake in cups
This recipe for cornmeal muffins was selected
from amonp a housewife's choicest formulas: Two
cupfuls of Indian meal, two cupfuls of flour, two
eggs, on" helping tablespoonful of sugar, one heap-
Ing tablespoonful of melted butter, two teaspoon
fuls of baking powder and milk to make a thin
To prepare tomato fritters, scald and peel as
many tomatoes as will be needed and chop them
fine. Season with salt and pepper and stir In
enough flour to make a thin batter. With the
flour mix about a half tefispoonful of soda. Fry in
butter or iard over a quk-k flre and serve hot.
Nasturtium vinegar is in high esteem for salad
dressings and for certain sauces in which vinegar
Is used. Fully blown flowers are best for the use.
Put them into large glass bottles, and shake them
well together. Put in each bottle a finely minced
shallot and one-third of a clove of garlic, and
fill with white or cider vinegar. Let this stand
two months. Then strain through cheesecloth,
s-tlr in one-half ounce of cayenne pepper and one
half tablespoonful of salt; bottle and cork securely.
A delicious tomato salad Is made with reinforce
ment of onions and cucnTibers. Scald, peel and
slice thin four solid torn;., s. Put one-half of the
pieces in the bottom of a salad bowl, and sprinkle
them with chopped onion, salt, pepper and a layer
of cucumbers. Add the res; of the tomatoes and
season them in the same manner. Stand the bowl
on the Ice for an hour. Then drain off all the liQUid
and sprinkle with oil and vinegar.
A bed of sorrel Is the inevitable feature of a
French woman's kitchen garden, for the plant is
used In France much as spinach is here. French
sorrel, unlike sheep sorrel, common here, has a
large leaf, but the same acid quality. Sorrel soup,
made after the manner of a French cook. Is sure
to be pronounced good. Wash and break the leaves
and cook them slowly In butter without browning
until most of the water has been drawn out. Then
chop potatoes fine, season them with salt and perj
per, add sufficient water, and turn the mixture
Into the kettle with the sorrel. Cook until the
potatoes are done and serve.
Chicken smothered in onion is another Invention
qf the French cook. Cut a chicken in two. and pan
broil it in butter until it is delicately browned.
Then slice small onions, arrange the pieces ontne
pan around the meat, cover closely and cook slowly
until the onions are done.
Only a French or German cook fully understands
the value of garlic. Used properly. It gives a more
delicate flavor than onion. Here is a way to use
it with tomatoes: Wash six tomatoes and cut them
In two Lay the pieces, cut side down. In a pan
For an omelet with onion, mushrooms or aspara
gus water is better than milk. To make an onion
omelet, chop fine tiny onions or leaks and mix
them with six well beaten SO* four tablespoonfula
of water and pepper and salt M""*™"! °r as;
over the omelet Just before it Is folded.
Panade or "poor man's dish." is a French de
vice for using stale rolls to advantage. Cut three
or four hard rolls into small pieces, put ihem into
a kettle pour over them a quart of boiling water.
panade Is ready to serve. I
Onion soup If popular in certain French Quarters
as an after theatre dish. Only black bread, -tale
as can be. will answer the purpose. Cover It with
boiling water. While it is ■"'J^'"* 'fT.
rhafing dish, in butter. »™*™\*" r £ -STrld water
When they are brown turn in the bread and water
and season with cult and pepper.
Pan It on.
to take the children to the country. This
snm will he spent on *lxty-two eottnires to
be erected nt Dol>b» Ferry by the New-York
Juvenile Asylum, which provide* for it thou
sand little onn at One-hnnilred-and-»ev
enty-slxth-st. and Amsterdnm-ave. Descrip
tion of the ne-w cottages, with Home Interest
ing views. See The Sunday Tribune to
A FALL "ROrnn AND READY."
For ordinary street purposes this fall a rnther
"•mall, round hat Is among the early shapes shown.
It Is somewhat on the Toreador order, and Is of
felt with a stiff brim A new feature is an upper
and lower brim of different materlnls-the upper
In long haired, changeable felt; the lower in
smooth material. The long haired, cnangeable fe!t
Is In itself a novelty. The season Til. open with it
shown In all grades, from the most expensive to
th wfn h gs al and°w ! i<l* velvet ribbon trim the walking
hat described. Wing and ribbon match in hue, and
may be of almost any color.
RWB HER OWN FA inf.
Miss Abble Peffer. of Mlfhawaka. Ind.. conducts
her own farm of fifty ncres. She is able to do any
thing on it, from feeding the chickens to doing
the spring ploughing or putting up a fence. Her
chief Income Is derived from her FtniwherrinH.
which are shipped to Chicago, where they have a
VICB-PMEBIDENTB OF .A. E. A.
Two Western women have been elected vice
presidents of the National Educnttonnl Assorts
tion— Mrs. Helen L. Grenfell, State Superintendent
of Schools of Colorado, and Miss Esteile Reel, of
Wyoming. National Superintendent of Indian
THE TRIBUNE PATTERN.
A TISSUE PAPER PATTERN OF CHILD'S
DRESS. NO. 4,132, FOR 10 CENTS.
1.,0ng waisted frocks are eminently stylish and
suit the little folks exceedingly well. The dainty
model Illustrated can he utilized for all washable
fabrics and soft, simple wool, and is charming In
them all, but as
shown la of blue
chambray, with belt,
collar and cuffs of
original Is unltned.
and can be aun
dered with ease; but
a body lining is pro
vided, and can be
used when desired.
To out this dress for
a child four >cars
old 3^s yards of
material 21 inches
wide, 3 yards 27
inches wide, 2 M
yards 32 inches wide,
or 2 yards 44 Inches
wide will be re
quired, with 2 yards
NO. 4,I.I2— CHIUVS DRESS. o insertion to trim,
as illustratrd. Th.- pattern. No. 4.152. Is cut for
children, two, four, six and tight year? old.
The pattern will be sent to any address on receipt
of 10 cents. Please- t-'lve\number and age distinctly.
Address Pattern Department, New-York Tribune.
If in a hurry for pattern send an extra two-cent
stamp and we will mail Dy letter postage In sealed
IT BIASSED HIM.
From The Baltimore American.
"Poker," growled the eminent financier, "Is tho
most contemptible game ever Invented."
Here we Rather around him, hoping to hear some
pearls of wisdom, for well we know that the truly
great are prone to guide us In the proper path by
pointing out th;- pitfalls which beset our untrained
"It's an atrocious game!" he continues. "I sat
at that table for three hours and never held better
than a jialr of fives, and ■ common, low browed
person across from me, who hasn't got ■ million
dollars to his name, held Htraights. flushes, fulls
and the whole gamut of. possible hands. It's a vile
Same! Besides, 1 lost a good deaL"
HOW TTTH KING LEFT LONDON.
A snapshot outside Victoria Station. In this omnibus, the blinds of which were drawn down, rode
the King (on his couch), the Queen, Sir Frederick Trevea. and Sir Francis Laking.
GOTERXOR LED THE MARCH.
BRILLIANT GATHERING AT THE OPENING
OF MOUNT WASHINGTON HOTEL.
(BY TKLErIRAPH To TI'K TRIBrNK. 1
Mount Pleasant. N. H.. Aug. I.— New-England's
new $2,000,000 hotel, the Mount Washington, had Its
housewarmlns last night, and the most brilliant
gathering of summer folk ever collected under any
White Mountain hotel roof danred away the hours
to the strains of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
music. The Governor of the State lent official
dignity to the occasion by his presence, and fire
works and electrical displays from the roof gardeq
provided plenty of outward demonstration of the
significance of tho occasion. Joseph Stlckney. of
New- York, owner of the hotel, who attended the
opening hop on Monday, was unable to be present.
Fully five hundred people besides the guests who
have registered since Monday, which was opening
day, attended the hall, coming from nearly every
resort In the mountain region.
The grand march was led by Governor Chester B.
Jordan and Mrs. Jordan, followed by J. D. Price, of
Anderson & Price, managers of the house, and Mrs.
J. Blake White, of New- York: Harry Stevenson, of
Boston, and Mrs. Maud Nlas, of West Newton.
Mans., and G. Butler Smith, of Key West, Fla..
and Miss Koxie M. Jordan, daughter of Governor
Jordan. Others present were Mr. anJ Mrs. A. B.
Twombly, of New- York; Mrs. Augustus Richard
son and Miss Richardson, of Boston; Mrs. A. P.
Massey. of Melrose, Mass.; M. A. Richardson, Mr.
nnd Mrs. Elliott W. Pratt ai.d Miss Willy Pratt, of
Boston; Mr. and Mrs. John W. Weeks. Miss
Catherine Weeks, Master Weeks and Mr. ami .Mrs
H. B. Humphrey, of Boston; Mrs. F. A. Shatter
and Miss R. Hubbard. of Norwich. Conn.; Senator
and Mrs. Daniel C. Renwick. of Littleton, N H.:
C. R. Corwin. of Boaton; Mrs. Laura Riddle Green,
Miss Green, Mrs. C. Douglass Green. Dr. J. Blafefl
White and Mrs. White, of New-York; Mrs. D. N.
Smith aii.l W. E. Stratum, of Brooklyn; Mrs. N. K.
T<*nbreck. Mrs K.istnurn Benjamin, the Misses
Benjamin, and Mr. and Mrs. G ML Van Ve\ nter.
of New-York- Mr. and Mrs. William BrinkerhofT
and Mrs. Fannie B. Kager. of Jersey City. Mr ai.t
Mrs. John Salmon, of New-York; Mr. and Mrs. O.
D. Seavey, of Lenox, Mass., J. D Kennedy and
party of fifteen from Windsor. Vt. : George B.
Blnckwell. James Madison Bia.kwell. Mr. an.l Mrs.
W. G. Elliott. Mln.s Elliott and Alimand S. Elliott.
of Wilmington, and Mr. and Mrs. Francis O.
Wlnslow, of Norwood, Main.
STREETER STILL FIGHTING.
SIMMONS CHICAGOANS TO SHOW CAUSE FOR
EJECTING HIM FROM DI3TRICT.
Chicago. An* L— "Captain" George Wellington
Streeter, who for years has been fighting to main
tain his claim to ten acres of "made" land on the
Chicago waterfront, which he designates as the
"IHstri.-t of Lake Michigan." has appealed to the
federal courts to sustain him in hi* dalm. From
Judge Jenkins, at Milwaukee, he has obtained an
order directed against the Chicago officials and
property owners who have been endeavoring to
dispossess him. directing thorn to appear on Sep
tatnber 20 and show cause why they should not be
enjoined from Interfering with him.
Explaining his action. "Captain" Streeter said
that the Chlcagoans would now be put on the de
fensive. "We II show them." he said, "that they
have no more rlxlit to meddle with the people of the
district than they have with the people vt 8 for
ARMOUR FS HAM MOM) COMPANY.
PVYS SUBSTANTIAL INTEREST— CHANGES IN
PERSONNEL. NOT IN POLICY.
Chicago. Aug. I.— J. P. Lyman, president of the
G. H. Hammond Company, this afternoon made
the following statement:
j. ogden Armour has purchased a substantial
Interest in the G. H. M.unniond Company and the
Hammond Packing Company, and the transfer of
stock Is taklnK plate to-da>. F. EL Vogei Vice
president, retires to devote his att.-ntion to other
large Interests and Arthur Meeker has been elected
to till the vacancy. The niiUuint-ment ;md policy
of the companies will continue unchanged.
LIGHTNING MAKES DEE I' HOLE.
LINK ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FEET
LONG FAILS TO FIND BOTTOM.
Troy. 111.. Aug. L— ln a severe electrical *torm
here yesterday afternoon a cross shaped Jlssure
was formed in the ground near the school build
ing, one arm of which is forty feet long and about
six inches wide and the other twenty feet long and
six inches wide. Where the arms of the cross
converge there Is a hole two feet in diameter, and a
line 150 feet lon* weishted with lead did not touch
bottom. . ..
The theory Is that a bolt of lightning entered the
ground, yet those in the vi.inity assert that no un
usual bolt of lightning was noticed during the
CONDUCTOR AND ENGINEER BLAMED.
THEY AKK HELT> BBBPONSIHUfI FOR WRECK IN
WHICH A MAN WAS Kll^rcD.
Rochester, Auk. L— The taking of evidence in the
coroner's toqaest Into the recent Lehigh Railroad
wreck in this city, in which one man was killed
nnd a score or more persons were injured, ended
last night. Coroner Kleindienst to-day made pub
lic hi» verdict, rinding th.U the wreck was due to
the criminal negli.^nce of Fr:mk D<- La \ ergne.
conductor and Danlnl Connelly, engineer, of the
incoming 'train, in not obeying orders from the
LARGEST TREE IS' THE WORLD.
Fresno, CaL. Aug. I.— What undoubtedly is the
largest known tree in the world has been discov
ered on the government reservation far up in the
Slerrns. In this county. Six feet from the ground
it took a line 164 feet 8 Inches long to encircle the
tree, making It over 51 feet In diameter.
AVTOB BARRED FROM OMAHA PARKS.
Omaha, Aug. 1.-By a vote of ! to 2 the Park
Commissioners have decided that hereafter auto
mobiles shall be excluded from the parks and
boulevards of Omaha. The fact thai children are
endangered In the parks is one reason assigned,
but the principal one Is the number of accidents
caused by runaway horses.
COLL.IEII— VAX ALEX.
Those Interested In the recent marrlajce of
>onn Collier and >ll«« Van Men will enjoy
the view* and «le«erlpt lon of Cnnonchet. the
Newport resilience of -Mr. Collier* father.
Thin house 1" famous through having been
.he home for »0,,.«- year, of ex-Governor
Spraicue of Rhode laluntl. See The Sunday
Tribune to-morrow. ' S: —
RAILROAD TO FIGHT MOSQI ITO.
LONG ISLAND TO DRAIN POOLS IN
Dr. "William A. Payne, assistant bacteriologist
of the City Department of Health, who has just
completed his investigation of the breeding
places of mosquitoes in Flushing, will recom
mend that many ponds in the meadows between
Whitestone and Flushing:, which are breeding
places for mosquitoes, be drained and filled.
The mosquito brigade of the Flushing Village
Association has received a letter from Superin
tendent William F. Potter, of the Long Island
Railroad, informing the association that the
company's engineers have sone ove* the ques
tion of drainage of stagnant pools ox watar in
Flushing and its vicinity, and that the company
has appropriated enough money to arrange for
the drainage of all these i Is.
BAYS HIS LIFE WAS THREATENED.
MAN HAS TWO BROKERS ARRESTED. AND
THEN WITHDRAWS CHARGE.
Frederick W. Jobelmann. of No. 2 West Four
teenth-st.. yesterday had two men arrested, who.
he alleged, bad held him up at a pistol's point and
threatened to blow his brains out if he did not
retract certain statements he was alleged to have
made reflecting on the character of one of the men.
Th« men arrested were Arthur Ward and William
Kills, brokers. They were charged with attempted
When the two men were arraigned In Jefferson
Market police court. Jobelmann had his counsel
with him. and the two brokers also had a lawyer.
There wan an animated talk between the parties
concerned and the lawyers, and then Mr. Jobel
mann told Magistrate Cornell he wished to with
draw the complaint, Permission was given, and
Ellis and Ward were discharged.
TUE COOLEST JULY SINCE 188*.
IT WAS BELOW THE AVERAGE IN RAINFALL.
AND THE CLOUDIEST SINCE I*7l.
According to the local Weather Bureau records,
the mean temperature for July this year was four
degrees lower than that of the same month last
year and two degrees lower than that of 1900. The
mean temperature for July this year was 74 de
grees. This Is the lowest since 18M. when It was
70 degrees. The highest recorded by the Weather
Bureau In thirty-two years was Th degrees. The
mean for thirty-two year* past Is 74 degrees July
of last year was the hottest on record. A maxi
mum of 30 degrees or above was recorded on nine
days, the highest betas M iltgnes. on July 2 This
y..',r the temp- ratjr^ reached SO degrees on July 14
and 91 decrees on the !*th.
The total rair.f;i!l for the month -was 3.12 inches,
or 139 ln-h.-s b. low the average for thirty-two
years There wn-e more cloudy days In July this
ye;ir "than any time since 18H. Eight were partly
cluudy, seventeen cloudy, and only six clear.
KEW STEAMSHIP DEAL BEGIN* TO-DAY.
THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANT
ASSUMES THE OPERATION OF THE
With the sailiiiK of El Norte for Galveston and
the Comus for New-Orleans to-day the operation
of the Cromwell Steamship Line by the Southern
I'aclflc Railroad will bepln. This change will give
shippers and merchants a better service. A s,-ml
wcekly service Is now assured. The Morenn ves
■«!■ will sail a day later than those of the Crom
At the same time It Is believed that the local
agencies of the Cromwell Line will be abolished,
and the Proteus, the Comus and the Louisiana
will sail from the MorKan Line dock. Pier 25.
North River, in the latter's semi-weekly service to
New-Orleans. In the New-York-Galveston service,
which will be a tri-weekly service, will be the
irr.- £l« »»#££ l^ef!
OHeans-N. w-York service will be semi-weekly, the
vessel" In That%ervice being the three Cromwel
steamers Camus. Proteus and Louisiana and El
Sip?™ El Dorado and El Paso The through
f rileht to the Pacitlc Coast and the East will go
via Galveston. an.l that for Mississippi. Gulf ports
HndV>ntral American ports via New-Orleans. by
B At the same lime n.w pier- are being built by
the Southern Pacific Company at Galyeston Six
or seven piers aie planned, one of which is to be
the largest In th- world. Fifteen or sixteen steam
ers Cl m be unloaded at once, and four hundred
cars can be handled on the piers.
If Ayr ASKED CLEJIEXCT for him.
SENTENCE AGAINST A BALTIMORE RAILROAD
MAN'S SON SUSPENDED.
Calvin K. Whlttington. the son of the general
ticket agent and auditor of the Western Maryland
Railroad Company, of Baltimore, was arraigned
before Jud*?e Newburgcr yesterday for sentence.
Two years ago he became bookkeeper and cashier
for J C White & Co.. engineers, at No. 29 Broad
way For a time he did well. Then It was dis
covered that be hud misappropriated funds of the
company and had forged a check for J324 38. He
was arrested and pleaded guilty.
A. large number of requests for clemency for
Whittlngton were presented to Judge Newburger
Including on» from J. C. Whue & Co., who said
that restitution had been made by Wellington's
father. Tho latter had agreid to pay any further
deficiency that might be found in the books. A
Congressman and an ex-Congressman appeared In
court to add their pleas for clemency.
Judue Newburger suspended sentence. When .Mr.
Whttttagton. th? father, tried to voice his thank*
•^ff&oi^wfftiSSa,-- he said "without regard
to social station, but simply on the facts i as thej
appeared to me. Your son has received the same
treatment as others arraigned before me la, >
were tlrst offenders, and I may have saved them
from a life of crime. If I save only one, out of a
hundred. 1 am satisfied and well repaid.
When the calendar for the month was ended the
panel of petit jurors got Assistant District Attor
ney Townsend to read a letter loJudge Newburger.
praising him highly for his qualities as a Judge.
LIGHTNING KILLS ' MAX AND HORSES,
Buffalo Auk 1.-John Lampman. twenty years
old. and two horse*, were killed by lightning th! 3
morning while entering a field on Piersons farm.
near Lockport. Pterson. who was with Lampman,
was knocked down, but soon recovered.
TORPEDO BOAT GRAMPUS LAUNCHED.
San Francisco. Aug. 1.-The new torpedo boat
Grampus, one of the two tiny righting craft or
dered from the Union Iron Work* by the United
States Navy, was successfully launched here last
night. The Grampus will ride only eighteen inches
out of the water.
"WAITERS AT ATLANTIC CITY HOTELS
FRIGHTENED BY AN ASTROLO
fBT TELEGRAPH TO Till TRIP! !
Washington. Aug. I.— Professor Willis L. Moore,
Chief of the Weather Bureau, who in the absence of
Secretary "Wilson Is Actinsf Secret- of Agricult
ure, is receiving pleading petitions from hotelkeep
era at Atlantic City to Issue an official statement
concerning ocean weather of the near future. It I
related to him that the colored waiters at many o£
the hotels are hurrying away from thai rest-.-, r-»
der the dread that Atlantic City is to be engulfed
by a fierce tidal wave by August 15. An Afro-
American astrologer of more or less influence
among the people of his race appears to have pre
dicted several days ago the coming of a hurricane
in the ocean off the Jersey coast that would destroy
Atlantic City and drown everybody there. The ne
groes there, it seems, have for the most part be
come panicstricken. and nothing that their white
employers can do or say will reassure them that
there is no danger. The result Is that in many
hotels nearly all the colored help has fled.
Professor Moore naturally is in considerable of
a Quandary as what to do. He has set his full
force of weather pro?nosticators at work to prove
that there is absolutely no danger of the colored
astrologer's prophecy coming true, but thus far his
best efforts have proved unavailing to stop the
hegira of waiters and chambermaids, who, of
course, have more confidence in the prescience of
their prophet than in the dicta of the government's
Professor Moore says that the panic created by the
unknown nezro astrologer at Atlantic City is only a
sample of the work that has been and is being*
done by false prophets in this country and other
parts of the world, since the eruption of Mont
Pelee. Every astrologer and seer in the United
States and Europe appears to have been aroused
to activity by the volcanic horror in Martinique.
and the dire predictions they are turning out are
frightening the credulous all over the country.
"There is no more danger of a tidal wave at At
lantic City this month, or next month, or the month
after, than tr.erc is that the Washington Monument
will be destroyed by a cyclone to-night." said Pro
; fessor Moore. "The eruption of Mont Pelee has
■ had no more effect upon the atmospheric condi
tions of this continent than would a lighted tallow
candle have upon the temperature of the equatorial
regions. But evt ry so-called astrologer and weather
prophet in creation seems to have been incited to
renewed activity by the calamity In Martinique,
and I supose there is little use In our trying to
calm the fears created by these people."
OLD CIMCUB MAN A BANK!: "
A WINTER MENAOERIE HERE GOT HIM $4»0OO UT
Frank A. Rovjblns. a wil known oldtimft circus
man. yest In voluntary bank
ruptcy in the Inited States District Court; hi
Brooklyn. The claims filed in the petition amount
to S9\m S9. the largest creditor being the VMsai
National Bank, of Manhattan, for $1«000. Fifteen
years ago Robbins opened a winter circus in Thn-d
avc, Manhattan. For a time it was the talk of the
town, but it did not pay, and sa it lost popularity
Robbins also lo?t the savings of years. Whss* hp
dosed the circus he had contracted debts amount
ing to nearly MO.OjO. He has been trying say
then to pay oft* as many of his debts as poesfMa.
Robbins travelled with Baraum & Bailey _*C a
number of years. Mlilng many places. Including
those of general manager and advertising afent.
and recently was travelling with a circus tnAaa
trnlla. Bobbins has many friends In the business.
and several well known circus men are ready to
bach him in a new enterprise.
WATER RETURNS INCREASE Sf2Sjß9».
REGISTERS RETORT FOR I.AST SEVEN MONTHS
GRATIFTIXG— RESULT OBTAINED BY SYS
TEMATIC IMPROVEMENT OF COtf-
Colonel Robert Grier Monroe. Commissioner of
Water Supply. Gas and Electricity, received yes
terday a report from the Water Register of the
receipts of water rents for the Borough of Man
hattan for the seven months ending July 21. 1902.
This report shows a gratifying increase in amount
over the returns for the corresponding period of
1901. The receipts from the Borough of Manhattan
for the seven months ending July 31, 1902, amount
to $3,339,639 78.
Commissioner Monroe is also Informed that the
receipts for water rents in the Borough of Tha
Bronx for the three months ending July 31. IMS.
will be about $242,257 22. so that the total receipts
for both Manhattan and The Bronx In the last
seven months amount to about $3.581.
In the seven months ending July 31. 1901, the water
rents yielded a return in the boroughs of Manhat
tan and The Bronx of ».238,2« 47. The Increase of
the returns so far this year over the correspond
ing period of 1901 la therefore $323.682 53. This re
sult has been obtained by systematic improvement
of the machinery of collection.
I.\TKR.\ATIO.\AL L.AWV TEX MS.
An iii-i-onul of this strnjfjele for the »n
jirt-mufy between American and English
players on the Crescent Athletic flab
round*, at May KidKt*. See The Sunday Trib
POWER HEARING GOES OVER AGAIN.
As a result of an agreement between counsel, the
examination of Peter Power, the mysterious com
plainant in the Northern Pacific merger case, which
had been set for yesterday morning, went over
until Monday at 11 o'clock, in Room 70 of th"
Postofflce Building. George Alfred Lamb, counsel
for Peter Power. wr..te Francis Lynde Stetson, of
counsel for the Northern Pacific Railway Com
pany, pleading a professional engagement as a rea
son for asking a postponement. Mr. Stetson,
though reluctantly, granted the courtesy of th* de
The formality of meeting ar.d adjourning was ob
served. Richard A. Mabl-. special master, was
present, and Frank B. Keii"«« and William D.
Guthrie were In attendance to represent the North
ern Pacific interests.
After the formal note of the hearing had been
entered on the record, Mr. Guthrie asked that
Peter Power be called.
"Is Peter Power present? If so. step forward,"
said Mr. Mabie.
There was no reply. The adjournment was taken
after the* failure of Peter Power to appear had
bten noted on the record.
Interior nml exterior views of the mag
nificent resltlenee which ".Million i» Year**
Schwab Is erecting on Riverside Drive. See
1 In- Sunday Tribune to-morrow.
WONT ACCEPT HIS RESIGNATION.
John Lederhllger. chief clerk of the registry di
vision at Ellis Island, tendered his resignation In
■writing to Commissioner Williams yesterday. The
Commissioner refused to accept it. The inference
is that it Is Mr. Wllliams's intention to prefer
charges. Mr. Lederhilser has been taking a vaca
tion of two weeks, which ended on July 14, pend
ing an investigation into his official conduct. On
the day that this expired his vacation was extend-,
ed to August 4.
LINDENTHAL RUMORS AGAIN.
Rumors were again rife about City Hall jester
day that Bridge Commissioner Lindenthal was
about to resign. When asked concerning the re
port Mr. Lindenthal simply said: "This Is only
talk. I have not begun to talk yet"
DEAF Ml TE TEACEEE A si HIDE. '
Decatur. 111.. Aug. I.— Charles Kerney. a deaf
mute, who had a national reputation as an educa
tor of the deaf and dumb, shot and killed himself
here to-day. 11l health is given as the cause.
Union square, North, 29 K. 17th Street
WROUGHT in Brass and lron
METAL For Interiors, Open
WORK Fireplaces, Etc.
Our Own Foundries and Shops.
The lara-ely Increased circulation
of The Siimluy Tribune necessitate*
our koliik to press early Satorday
nlubt. Ail vei User* will confer a fa
vor by aenillnir In their copy at ta«
earliest poaalble moment.